Articles tagged post-punk

The Church: Man Woman Life Death Infinity

With an album title that tries to cover everyone everywhere for all time, the Church's latest just might please them all.

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9 Oct 2017 // 9:47 AM

U2 - “You’re the Best Thing About Me” (Singles Going Steady)

It's vanilla ice cream with none of the toppings, which has been U2's musical direction for the last 13 years.

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Pere Ubu: 20 Years in a Montana Missile Silo

The underground rock outfit, Pere Ubu, returns with 20 Years in a Montana Missile Silo, re-establishing its off-kilter take on the rock music form.

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25 Sep 2017 // 7:52 AM

Grave Pleasures: Motherblood

Motherblood is loaded with apocalyptic imagery amidst dark-hearted romanticism.

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On Discovering the In-your-face Glory of the Slits’ Album, ‘Cut’

The iconic cover plus hybrid punky-reggae establishes the Slits' Cut as a significant variation on the British late '70s DIY ethos.

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The Slits: Return of the Giant Slits

The post-punk pioneers' second album gets a reissue/remaster, but its anarchy and tumult still sounds one step too beyond (just as it did in 1981).

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Technology Is the Servant of the Human Beings: The OMD Interview

At the turn of the postmodern era, Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark was on top of the world. They were the cutting edge of pop music, whether they hate to admit it or not.

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U2’s ‘The Joshua Tree’ Tour Reminds the Audience of their Politics

The Joshua Tree tour highlights U2's classic album with an epic and unforgettable new experience.

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The Fall: New Facts Emerge

This type of moody Fall finds favor with longtime fans, but it may put off a newcomer expecting pop ditties, memorable chords, and bouncier melodies.

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Mammút: Kinder Versions

1990s vibes are in no short supply on Reykjavík-based band Mammút’s latest album, atmospheric rocker Kinder Versions.

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The Cure’s Pornographic Cure: Bittersweet Relief

The Cure's Pornography is so much more than just the ponderously murky, suicide-inducing effort it's often made out to be.

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Algiers: The Underside of Power

The Underside of Power dives headfirst into the political tumult of our times, wringing from it a set of powerful, genre-defying songs.

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Novice Enters Nick Cave Performance at Beacon, Comes Out Undeterred

Intense and dramatically profound, Nick Cave's performance allows fans to worship at the feet of a preacher.

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22 Jun 2017 // 2:30 AM

Beth Ditto: Fake Sugar

Former Gossip frontwoman makes a welcome return with her first solo album of pure pop bliss.

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FUR - “Mein” (video) (premiere)

Detroit group FUR reunites with video ahead of new album, fusing post-punk, shoegaze, and darkwave.

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Pere Ubu: Drive, He Said 1994-2002

The period covered by this box set is perhaps the least understood or appreciated among Pere Ubu’s many iterations, yet these might just be their most vibrantly subversive recordings.

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Keeping Dry Under Storm Clouds: An Interview with Sleaford Mods

When asked what can help counteract the worldwide growth of xenophobia and racism, Sleaford Mods' singer Jason Williamson states simply, "I think it's empathy, innit?"

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Make What You Can: An Interview With Maximo Park

In a change of pace, UK guitar-rock giants Maximo Park tackle both the political and the personal on their latest effort.

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The Jesus and Mary Chain: Damage and Joy

The Jesus and Mary Chain become their own context on their first new album in forever.

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New Order: Presents Be Music

A comprehensive, if scattershot, compendium or Sumner, Hook, and the Other Two's production work -- and then some.

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