Articles tagged rock

21 Jul 2017 // 4:00 AM

Coldplay: Kaleidoscope EP

This is Coldplay in 2017, saying "hi" to the mainstream by pandering to pop, and actually managing to do a not-half-bad job of it.

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Big Star: The Best of Big Star

Another compilation album from Big Star? Should we care? Yes. Yes we should.

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18 Jul 2017 // 8:20 AM

INMusic Festival Wows Record-breaking Crowd

Arcade Fire and Kings of Leon deliver wildly disparate spectacles as thousands gather for Croatia's premiere music festival.

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11 Jul 2017 // 8:14 AM

Foreigner: 40

40 is a well-rounded overview of hits that would make even the most jaded indie music fan admit that Foreigner songs have an ability to really sink in their hooks.

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Jefferson Starship Rocks Mt. Tam to Honor 50th Anniversary of Magic Mountain Festival

A true peak moment occurs with “Today”, as the band turns the clock back to 1967 with the psychedelic majesty of the Surrealistic Pillow deep cut.

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30 Jun 2017 // 7:00 AM

The Flipside #1: Oasis’ ‘Heathen Chemistry’ Turns 15

PopMatters' newest column kicks off with a reappraisal of the Oasis album time forgot: Heathen Chemistry, which turns 15 this July. Although the album was widely maligned upon its release, we dare to ask about this songbird: maybe it's good?

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Chris Bell: Looking Forward - The Roots of Big Star

Definitive proof that there was more than one genius behind the rise of Big Star.

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Rocqawali: Sufi Spirit

A fusion of rock and hypnotic Sufi music, Sufi Spirit is a warm, brilliant album to bask in from start to finish.

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Ryan Adams & The Unknown Band Take the Berkeley Greek Prisoner

Ryan Adams rocks the People's Republic of Berkeley for his "best show ever"?

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The Revolution’s Wendy Melvoin and Lisa Coleman Talk About Reunion Tour

Fourteen months after Prince’s shocking death at age 57, the reality has set in. Yet the Revolution is keeping Prince’s memory alive.

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22 Jun 2017 // 11:15 AM

Foo Fighters - “Run” (Singles Going Steady)

Radiohead is doling out OK Computer-era lost tracks, Slowdive is back, and now Foo Fighters have a new single. It's like the '90s never went away.

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Midnight North: Under the Lights

The blend between their rock side and their country/folk side is actually what makes Midnight North a relatively unique band.

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‘OKNOTOK’ and the Nostalgic Radiohead

Radiohead completists already own much of what is on OKNOTOK, but those wanting to experience OK Computer for the first time need look no further than here.

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Träd, Gräs och Stenar: Tack för Kaffet (So Long)

As the group nears its 50th anniversary, Träd, Gräs och Stenar brings heavy and hypnotic rock to its brand new album.

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Garland Jeffreys: 14 Steps to Harlem

There are two types of music fans: people who love Garland Jeffreys and people who've never heard of him. His latest album is proof that the legendary artist still has a lot of great music left.

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15 Jun 2017 // 9:11 AM

Ride: Weather Diaries

Oxford’s dreaming sons erase their ending with an album that is fondly unfamiliar and more rewarding for it.

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Royal Trux: Platinum Tips + Ice Cream

Royal Trux, one of the most important American bands of all time, resurfaces with an anarchic yet smooth live set to remind disciples how it is done.

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Station - “All You Need Is a Heartbeat” (audio) (premiere)

New York melodic hard rock outfit Station returns to classic sound on new single.

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Digging the Earth: Michael J. Sheehy on Music, Politics and Personal History

Miraculous Mule introduces politics into their poisonous melodrama on their latest album and frontman Michael J. Sheehy shares his greatest musical inspirations.

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U2 at Soldier Field: Still Searching for Answers at ‘Joshua Tree’

U2 made The Joshua Tree sound less like a finished work, a monument from a long-lost decade, than a series of songs still in search of answers.

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