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The 10 Best Alternative Metal Songs of the 1990s

Antichrist superstars, astro-creeps, and broken machines all assemble for this look back at the ten best singles from alternative metal's golden era.

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8 Take Aways from the 2017 Governors Ball Music Festival

Brief bouts of rain didn't dampen the most vibrant Governors Ball yet. The fest had a lot to offer an all-ages audience. Most importantly: great performances.

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Governors Ball Marks the Start of New York's Music Month and Summer Festival Season

The 2017 Governors Ball Music Festival promises fans the chance to hear new music from Phoenix, Lorde, and many more.

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The 100 Greatest Alternative Singles of the '90s - Part 4 (40 - 21)

The fourth part of our examination of the 100 Greatest Alternative Singles of the '90s, including Suede, Manic Street Preachers, Pulp, and My Bloody Valentine.

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Blood and Thunder: Rampaging Storms of Power

This week in metal features legendaries killing it on the live circuit and a surprising debut from the oft-forgotten world of speed metal.

Politics

Stand-Up! America’s Dissenting Tradition Part 3: The Bills of Rights, Hicks & Maher

Two sides of the same coin, Bill Hicks and Bill Maher are comedic patriots; leave (their country) they will not, nor will they leave it alone, for they persist at picking at their nation’s open sores of injustice, hypocrisy, and superficiality.

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The 10 Best Progressive Rock Albums of the 2000s

The first decade of the new millennium proved to be a fruitful time for great progressive rock. While some of prog’s most legendary bands took turns for the worse, others rose to meteoric prominence.

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Tracker: How I Became An Alien

File under: Kind of oh-so-close.

Jedd Beaudoin
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Evolution Calling: Tool - "Third Eye"

A gargantuan track closes out the Ænima album and gives millions an introduction to a comedic icon.

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Evolution Calling: Tool - "(-) Ions"

You're almost done with Ænima. Just two more songs to go. And one of them sounds like listening to a bug zapper for four minutes. But skipping the track will feel like a betrayal to a ferociously ambitious album.

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Evolution Calling: Tool – "Cesaro Summability" and "Ænima"

A crunching guitar riff and pulverizing drumming unfortunately can't save "Ænima" from some lax songwriting.

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Evolution Calling: Tool – "Intermission" and "jimmy"

The lighthearted, aptly-named "Intermission" serves as the halfway marker on Tool's Ænima, while "jimmy" supplies a much-needed personal core to the landmark album.

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Evolution Calling: Tool - "Useful Idiot" and "Forty Six & Two"

Tool gives listeners a lesson in Carl Jung and Drunvalo Melchizedek, but still remember to lay waste to your speakers in the process.

Music

Evolution Calling: Tool - "Eulogy" and "H"

In the latest Between the Grooves series, Sean McCarthy undertakes a track-by-track examination of the concept of change in Tool's 1996 classic, Ænima, this time looking at "Eulogy" and "H".

Music

Evolution Calling: Tool - "Stinkfist"

In the latest Between the Grooves series, Sean McCarthy undertakes a track-by-track examination of the concept of change in Tool's 1996 classic, Ænima, starting with "Stinkfist", one of the best metal songs of the '90s.

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Just Eat It

I'll take the wasabi potato croquettes that came with the lamb racks in the "Sheep in Wolf's Clothing" dish (inspired by TV on the Radio's "Wolf Like Me") over Hard Rock's seasoned fries any day.

Reviews

FEST FLASHBACK: Download Festival 2006 feat. Guns & Roses, Metallica, Tool, and Coheed and Cambria

Psychos, thieves, weirdos filling bottles with piss -- this festival is not for boys in parachute pants. It's for metalheads.

Sajid Chowdhury
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Tool

's new gimmicks are mildly amusing, they indicate that the band is trying to de-emphasize its personal peculiarity. Why the hell would it want to do that?

William Carl Ferleman
Music

Tool: 10,000 Days

"Who cares about the music? It looks like Maynard's pointing right at me!"


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