Twenty-five years after its release, Alice in Chains’ MTV Unplugged is an essential grunge album and a career-high point for the band.
A KISS Army stalwart muses on the band’s legacy and a lifetime of super-fandom as KISS nears the “End of the Road”.
Danny Elfman’s Big Mess sounds like a buzzing, pounding collection of white noise punctuated by occasional bursts of interesting string themes and downtempo.
In his analysis of Guns n’ Roses legacy, Tavana considers the recklessness, decadence, and Kurt Cobain feud that overshadowed the brilliance of Appetite for Destruction.
Listeners are treated to 12 high-octane songs straddling the ill-defined spaces between punk, post-hardcore, and noise-rock on T-Tops’ Staring at a Static Screen.
Manic Street Preachers’ Everything Must Go is a haunted album, yet its greatest accomplishment is that it never feels oppressive or weighty.
Rivers Cuomo can preach the gospel of Sabbath with all the sincerity he can summon; there’s still no other way to process Van Weezer than with a tongue planted in a winking cheek somewhere.
The Pale White answer the question, “What if Josh Homme from Queens of the Stone Age had been raised on hard rock and Britpop instead of hard rock and blues?”
Greta Van Fleet seem to lack even a passing familiarity with the last four decades of recorded music on The Battle at Garden’s Gate.
The Vintage Caravan’s Monuments is a pristine example of how to do retro rock right. It’s an essential listen with an invigorating take on those older styles.