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Old Crow Medicine Show Will Save Country Music from Itself
The veritable Top 40 Country outsiders, Old Crow Medicine Show, are the newest members of the Grand Ole Opry. But does that really matter? [9.Jul.14]
Orange Popsicles and Lemonade: 20 Timeless Songs of Summer
Whether you're at the beach or just hanging out in the backyard, these timeless summer classics are sure to make the summer sun shine a little bit brighter. [9.Jul.14]
Dirty Diapers Don't Scare Me Nearly as Much as the Wiggles Do
Parenthood comes with a lot of change, and a lot of decisions to be made, including this one: What’s your musical strategy? [9.Jul.14]
Boris: Noise
This is probably Boris’ most accessible record to date and the overall feeling is that it has, once again, managed to mould its inspiration while remaining quintessentially "Boris". [9.Jul.14]
Trummors - Strangers from Now On (audio and Q&A) (Premiere)
"Strangers from Now On", the latest single from neo-folk duo Trummors' new album Moorish Highway, premieres here. We speak with Trummors' David Lerner to find out more about the new album. [9.Jul.14]
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This is probably Boris’ most accessible record to date and the overall feeling is that it has, once again, managed to mould its inspiration while remaining quintessentially "Boris".
Tim Booth lost his mother and a friend. His band's aesthetic betrays his grief. But it all somehow comes out alright.
No collection could do justice to some of the diverse paths which Paul Weller has pursued over the last decade.
If this was the last day on Earth, Friedman would still go out and greet friends and celebrate the moment rather than cry in despair.
Tough and yet tender, sexy and yet seductive, All of Nothin’ appeals to all of your good senses, and it is a wonderful testament of an artist who is very quickly coming into her own.
What happens when one of the most successful and prolific songwriters of the past few years decides to return to the career that debilitated her emotionally and physically?
Savage Gold proves extreme metal to be a race to the bottom that no one wins.
This wholly unique dream-pop band returns with an album that takes their ambient, dreamy sound to new and interesting places.
Before this night is through, White Sea wants to do real bad things with you.
While it sometimes sticks too close to home, most of Givin' Up on Free Jazz is an open and welcome invitation to join the band there and get lost in the feeling of good rock 'n roll.
This is Judas Priest as they haven't been heard in nearly 25 years. Not since Painkiller has the band had this much power, energy, or hooks.
Hardly original, but always something of quality, Wooden Head is a record you’ll be glad to hear, and, by the end, leaves you wanting more.
The Pretenders vocalist delivers first solo album with a little help from her friends. Results may vary.
Elusive would imply that she's hiding from us. The irony is that this album serves Mariah Carey in droves.
Music of the earth, emotion and community, Handsome and Gretyl talk love, hope, optimism, and life.
Beck really knocked it out of the park with his show at Summerstage.
Willie Nelson still makes records that are smart, funny, sexy, and heartbreaking.
The Bats are a crucial part of the Flying Nun story, as well as the story of New Zealand music.
The Hunting Party is a decent record on its own, but it feels too repetitive, uninspired, and generic to equal its immediate predecessors.
“The Ballad of Stinky Penis”. “I’m Gonna Fuck You Up!". “Big Bloody Booger on the Bathroom Wall”. If those song titles seem even remotely appealing to you, boy, have I got the record for you!
As the title implies, this is nothing but drum solos from one of the greatest drummers of all time. Even if the notion turns you off, the album itself will prove mesmerizing.
Good effort, gentlemen, but not the best effort. You've put together a very solid studio album but also somehow managed to include two total duds and one supremely silly track.
Here comes Peter Murphy again, and he's got a mane this time. He might even bite you. Seriously, Lion is ferocious.
28 Grams is full of interesting, moody, personality-drenched beats, many of which go to waste because they’re not suited to the artist.
Cartoonish in nature, like an exploding cigar joke. No matter how smart one thinks he or she is, one always laughs to the groove at the moment of detonation.
Capsule Reviews
This is the sound of a band making waves, and, despite its slight faults, it’s largely enjoyable and a soundtrack to your next backyard summer barbeque. [09.Jul.14]
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The veritable Top 40 Country outsiders, Old Crow Medicine Show, are the newest members of the Grand Ole Opry. But does that really matter? [08.Jul.14]
PopMatters catches up with singer and wordsmith Tim Bowness to talk about the creative process behind Together We're Stranger, its lyrical influences, and how it fits into the band's diverse career. [07.Jul.14]
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Mixtape Confessions
Parenthood comes with a lot of change, and a lot of decisions to be made, including this one: What’s your musical strategy? [08.Jul.14]
Continental Drift
A furious mix of hip-hop beats, Arabic primal screams and punk-rock guitars, Taha brilliantly battles against the ideologies of both Western and Arab traditions. [01.Jul.14]
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This re-release is a complete and balanced documentary about a rock genius whose contributions proved to be short-lived, yet resonate. [16.Jun.14]
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