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The Pack A.D.: Positive Thinking

The Pack A.D. deliver their most hard hitting, personal and overall best work to date.

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11 Nov 2016 // 8:30 AM

How to Insult Jack White

The only biography of the mysterious genius pulls no punches.

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8 Nov 2016 // 2:15 AM

Slaves: Take Control

The English punk duo's bark lacks bite on this sophomore effort.

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I’ve Waited Ages: An Interview with Wire’s Colin Newman

With the influence of rock group Wire still ringing large, Colin Newman talks about the haphazard, almost casual way that his first three solo albums emerged (now finally re-released).

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1 Nov 2016 // 1:20 AM

NOFX: First Ditch Effort

What initially sounds like a scattered album ends up feeling more like a revue of NOFX's 30-year career. For better and for worse.

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1 Nov 2016 // 1:15 AM

Joyce Manor: Cody

Joyce Manor’s fourth album, Cody is their most elegant effort yet.

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28 Oct 2016 // 1:20 AM

Honeyblood: Babes Never Die

With Babes Never Die, Honeyblood stirs up a scuzzy rock storm filled with pop hooks that gets better the deeper you dig.

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19 Oct 2016 // 1:30 AM

Big Star: Complete Third

The premiere cult band's strangest record is reissued with every recording from its legendary sessions, presenting a story of its creator's descent into madness.

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Punk on Paper: One Page Per Item, 550 Artifacts

Oh So Pretty's value lies among those images that challenge a quickly stultifying norm.

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Californium: Another Story of Adolescent Angst—With Guitars

Californium is a Frankenstein’s monster of coming-of-age stories, its many moving parts borrowed and reassembled from stock, clichéd characters and plot devices.

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Beach Slang: A Loud Bash of Teenage Feelings

These teenage feelings boldly claim their space and assert their relevance, as vital now as ever.

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NOFX: The Hepatitis Bathtub and Other Stories by NOFX with Jeff Alulis

Offensive and obscene in all the best ways, The Hepatitis Bathtub is a wild and crazy ride through punk, addiction, kinky sex and noise.

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Soundwalk Collective, Jesse Paris Smith and Patti Smith Pay Tribute to Nico’s Haunting Poetry

The works of the German art rock singer, who died in 1988, are reinterpreted through this ambient-sounding collaboration with Patti Smith.

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7 Sep 2016 // 12:55 PM

Against Me! - “Crash” (Singles Going Steady)

Against Me! has fun with power pop, stepping back a few decades with Kiss-style face paint and low-budget sci-fi references.

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At Last, a Sober and Punk Rendering of Bruce Springsteen’s Life and Work

Boss is a solid book because the firm, understated power of Gillian Gaar’s gutter feminist voice cuts through all that glitters around Springsteen.

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Punk’s Not Dead: Legs McNeil and Gillian McCain and ‘Please Kill Me’

Please Kill Me was important not just because it made visible the genealogy of an underground music scene, but because it showed how brilliantly an oral history could capture culture.

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Vandoliers - “Wildflower” (audio) (premiere)

"Wildflower" is a dark song with a touch of brightness and hope, a tone kept consistent by the way it occasionally soars far above its gloomy guitar spine.

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17 Aug 2016 // 1:15 AM

Alice Bag: Alice Bag

With the release of her first solo album, chicana punk pioneer Alice Bag proves herself to not only still possess the fiery spirit of the first wave of LA punk, but also a vital voice of reason tackling social issues others would prefer to ignore.

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Descendents: Hypercaffium Spazzinate

The Descendents today sound a lot like the Descendents you've always known, but this album is hardly a self-conscious clinging to past success. Instead, it's the sound of four guys with a deep bond, making music on their own terms.

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‘Global Punk’: The Longevity of Punk Encourages

No previous survey of punk has likely examined a Celtic band from Indonesia, or swept across the Basque Country, Poland, and Edinburgh as well as Long Island, Chicago, or Austin.

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"I'd gotten burned out on scope and maybe on spectacle in video games, but I think it's time to return to bigger worlds to conquer.

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