Articles tagged rock, paper, scissors

By the Numbers?: An Interview with Kasabian

Following the release of their new album 48:13, Kasbian guitarist and producer Serge Pizzorno discusses ripping off the Silver Apples and ponders why, even now, people still aren't getting the joke.

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Daniel Lanois: Flesh and Machine

Daniel Lanois has upped the ante with Flesh and the Machine by pledging to search "for something that’s never been heard before".

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Sloan Picks Up Where the Beatles Left Off

Picking up where the Fab Four left off isn't easy, but if one band has done it in the past 30 years, it's Toronto's Sloan.

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Subverting the Rules: An Interview with Cory Branan

Cory Branan's brand of rocking country doesn't fit very well into music industry slots, but the Nashville-based songwriter is carving an idiosyncratic niche for himself regardless.

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22 Oct 2014 // 2:20 AM

The Voyage Impulse in the Music of Sting

No matter what hat he wears as an artist, the impulse to voyage beyond defines Sting, as do the impulses that compel him to stay.

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moe. - “Same Old Story” (video) (Premiere)

The latest video from the longstanding jam group moe., "Same Old Story", directed by Jay Blakesberg, is a sprightly run through a graveyard.

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Queen: Live at the Rainbow ‘74

This lost live record captures one of rock’s most unassailable giants, right when it was discovering how to really belt out its “fee-fi-fo-fums”.

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Counterbalance: Jane’s Addiction’s ‘Ritual de lo Habitual’

Don't save the complaints for a party conversation. The world is loaded—it's lit to pop and nobody is gonna stop talking about the 420th most acclaimed album of all time. Further dispatches from the Alternative Nation in this week’s Counterbalance.

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Tinariwen - “Arhegh Danagh” (video) (Premiere)

The Saharan band Tinariwen have been going strong since coming to international acclaim in the late ‘90s, playing the largest music festivals in the world and receiving a Grammy in 2012 for the album Tassili.

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Big Star: #1 Record / Radio City

If you don’t have these two albums, your record collection has a massive hole.

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Oasis: (What’s the Story) Morning Glory? (Deluxe Edition)

Oasis' Morning Glory still holds up, which can be attributed to the fact that albums with this level of cultural clout and collective popularity tend to help define the sounds of their era.

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Counting Crows: Somewhere Under Wonderland

Memory loss. Death. Being under water. A lot. Counting Crows' latest features some of Adam Duritz's best moments ever, and it's now been more than 20 years after their debut.

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Bruce Hornsby: Solo Concerts

Hornsby explores his many, many sides on a double-disc that might be tough listening for fringe fans.

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4 Aug 2014 // 2:05 AM

Arkells: High Noon

Arkells seem to exist solely on a plateau of their own, and that's what makes them so darn special.

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Familiar Looking Strangers - “Saturday Night” (audio) (Premiere)

PopMatters presents "Saturday Night", a wah-wah guitar-heavy tune by Liverpool-based rockers Familiar Looking Strangers.

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Courtney Love - “You Know My Name” (audio)

The frenetic Courtney Love is back, only this time she's using her solo name.

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Janelle Monáe: The Electric Lady

A redrawing of black, gender and female sexual politics for the 21st century on this brilliantly realised album by one of the world's most innovative and important musicians.

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Tedeschi Trucks Band: Made Up Mind

Made Up Mind is a brilliant throwback without ever truly sounding anachronistic.

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5 Sep 2013 // 2:04 AM

Vista Chino: Peace

The spirit of Kyuss lives on through Peace, even though it doesn't shine as bright as it used to -- or should.

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21 Aug 2013 // 11:04 PM

White Lies: Big TV

A safe, solid deliverance from White Lies, but nothing spectacular.

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