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2 Tone: Race, Music, and Pop Culture in Thatcher’s UK

2 Tone: Race, Music, and Pop Culture in Thatcher’s UK

2 Tone found a sweet spot between punk anger and pop sensibility that mirrored the myriad poles they were trying to bridge in their band members and audiences.

The Lovely Eggs Explore Everyday Struggles and Triumphs

The Lovely Eggs Explore Everyday Struggles and Triumphs

The Lovely Eggs’ latest LP retains their singular blend of psychedelic punk and introspective eccentricity while detailing everyday life’s beauty and pain.

METZ Embrace Melody ‘Up on Gravity Hill’

METZ Embrace Melody ‘Up on Gravity Hill’

Canadian noise punks go widescreen on their latest to thrilling effect. METZ embrace melody but still bring the noise Up on Gravity Hill.

Green Day Rock Out for Climate Justice and Human Rights

Green Day Rock Out for Climate Justice and Human Rights

It’s downright heartwarming to see Green Day back in action, calling out the powers that be in 2024 and urging climate action. Long live rock!

Hardcore’s Gouge Away Grow on ‘Deep Sage’

Hardcore’s Gouge Away Grow on ‘Deep Sage’

Gouge Away’s Deep Sage delivers heavy hooks that recall 1990s alternative greats without losing that hardcore fury that put them on the map.

Punk Rockers CNTS Offer ‘Thoughts & Prayers’ to the Hypocrites

Punk Rockers CNTS Offer ‘Thoughts & Prayers’ to the Hypocrites

Punk rockers CNTS have created a tight album that brings the hothouse vibe of a crammed club: bare concrete walls, bodies slamming in from all angles, and crowd surfers.

Mannequin Pussy Assert Their Versatility on ‘I Got Heaven’

Mannequin Pussy Assert Their Versatility on ‘I Got Heaven’

Mannequin Pussy continue to explore a spectrum of intensities, pinballing between two extremes and finding the group in their most mature and polished form.

Rid of Me’s ‘Access to the Lonely’ Is More Than Hardcore

Rid of Me’s ‘Access to the Lonely’ Is More Than Hardcore

Rid of Me’s Access to the Lonely is one of the essential hardcore records of the past few months, but it cannot be contained by one genre.

Mannequin Pussy Level Up Again on ‘I Got Heaven’

Mannequin Pussy Level Up Again on ‘I Got Heaven’

Mannequin Pussy have reached another peak, delivering a complex, inquisitive album inspired by the threats from the outside world and from inside the house.

Sprints’ ‘Letter to Self’ Is a Powerful Reflection

Sprints’ ‘Letter to Self’ Is a Powerful Reflection

Sprints’ lyrics are sharp and direct and their musicianship provides tension and release across all 11 songs, which have a hooky rawness that is addictive.

Jimmy Eat World’s Emo Classic ‘Clarity’ at 25

Jimmy Eat World’s Emo Classic ‘Clarity’ at 25

Jimmy Eat World’s career has looked increasingly like that of bands they admire. They keep a devoted fan base happy with incendiary, hit-packed live sets.

Back-to-Basics ‘Saviors’ Is Green Day’s Strongest LP in Years

Back-to-Basics ‘Saviors’ Is Green Day’s Strongest LP in Years

Saviors is the best Green Day album in at least 15 years. It’s refreshing to hear them on Saviors, where they sound focused and energized again.