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Matchbox Twenty: Aren't We All a Little "Unwell" in the Time of Coronavirus?

Say what you will about Matchbox Twenty – I know I once did. But during this COVID-19 pandemic, we're all going "crazy" and feeling "a little unwell" in this time of isolation, and I'm turning to their music.

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Wilco: Schmilco

On their tenth studio album, Wilco dial down the noise but remain compelling, edgy and tuneful.

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HEIRSOUND - 'Merge' (EP stream) (premiere)

HEIRSOUND's new EP is radio-ready alt-pop with a heavy coat of pop-punk, taking the best of every world in which it dabbles and layering extra energy on top until everything screams.

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Plants and Animals: Waltzed in From the Rumbling

After a four-year pause for reflection, the band is back as melodic, wistful, and alive with longing as ever.

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Superheaven: Ours Is Chrome

Pennsylvania alt-rockers Superheaven want to ride the flannel-clad '90s bandwagon with satisfactory results.

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The Young: Chrome Cactus

The Young's sophomore effort demonstrates the band's talent and potential but the overall creation is lacking.

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Owen Pallett: In Conflict

With Brian Eno and the FILMHarmonic Orchestra Prague in tow, In Conflict proves to be Owen Pallett's most confident artistic expression thus far.

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Pixies: Indie Cindy

What's most unexpected with Indie Cindy is that the songs are mostly alright; some are even fucking good. Many are also forgettable, lazy regurgitations.

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Pearl Jam: Lightning Bolt

Lightning Bolt is sure to rank among one of the high points of Pearl Jam’s discography, standing as an example of their ability to burrow down and hone all of their strengths to a fever pitch.

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Soundgarden: 27 January 2013 - Detroit

If songs were miles, Soundgarden ran a marathon, playing 26 songs prior to the encore during a massive performance in Detroit.

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The Rise of Django Django: An Interview with Dave Maclean

Bursting out of the Scottish music scene earlier this year with their twisted space odyssey of a debut, Django Django has spent the past 12 months racking up accolades and honing their live show for an increasingly rabid fanbase. Dave Maclean talks to PopMatters about all things Django Django.

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Muse: The 2nd Law

The grand irony for Muse is that the entropic metaphor of The 2nd Law reflects the major flaws in their sonic choices, not some important fact of the human condition.

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Biblical: Biblical

A grand debut from Biblical -- long may the preaching continue.

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Useless ID: Symptoms

The best Useless I.D. could possibly be, if you're over the age of 15, is a guilty pleasure. Their newest record of formulaic pop-punk doesn't even merit that status.

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The Windsor Player: The Windsor Player

Part country, part alt-rock, the tunes are solid.

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Brief Candles: Fractured Days

Don't judge Brief Candles by the name. On Fractured Days, the shoegazers shine brightly.

Matt Edsall
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Right There, Right Then: Jesus Jones' Alternative History of 1991

Twenty years ago, there was no question about who one of the most talked about bands of the time. So yeah, let's talk about Jesus Jones, then.

Ned Raggett
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Mellowdrone: Angry Bear

Mellowdrone splashes around in the swimming pool, looking for a fish.

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