Tag: CD Review

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Spin Cycle: A.C. Newman, Shut Down the Streets

New Pornographers front man delivers a third solo effort, heads for the woods. ...

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Spin Cycle: Mumford & Sons, Babel

Scottish hitmakers Mumford & Sons are back with another agreeable, hooky collection of stomping folk-rock. How does "Babel" stack up...

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Spin Cycle: Band of Horses, Mirage Rock

Band of Horses reign it in and craft a harmonic homage to 70s AM radio on fourth album "Mirage Rock"...

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Spin Cycle: Alanis Morissette, Havoc and Bright Lights

Alanis Morissette is back with "Havoc and Bright Lights", her first release since 2008's "So-Called Chaos". Popblerd has the review!...

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Spin Cycle: Easy Star All-Stars, Easy Star’s Thrillah

After tackling Radiohead, Pink Floyd, and Beatles records, Easy Star All-Stars give the King of Pop the reggae royalty treatment with Easy...

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Album Review: Jackie Gleason, “Music for Lovers Only”

Love life in the ruts? Pick up Real Gone Music's reissue of the classic Jackie Gleason album Music for Lovers Only and bring back the...

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Album Review: Shovels & Rope, “O’ Be Joyful”

Despite a name perhaps more fitting for a pair of gold-hearted outlaws in a 1960s revisionist Western, Shovels & Rope – Michael...

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CD Review: “Henning Goes to the Movies”

A singer-songwriter's nine musical journeys through nine touchstone films....

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CD Review: Janis Joplin, “The Pearl Sessions”

A closer look at Janis Joplin's swan song....

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CD Review: fun., “Some Nights”

If you name your band fun., your albums better damned well be. A couple years back a record made its way to me through the folks at...

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CD Review: Buck Satan and the 666 Shooters, “Bikers Welcome! Ladies Drink Free”

Al Jourgensen and Rick Nielsen pair up for a drunken country ride. ...

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CD Review: Black Skies, “On the Wings Of Time”

There's nothing like a little Sludge to get your day started right. ...

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CD Review: Rising, “To Solemn Ash”

Wake up your neighbors with some sludge metal from Danish rockers, Rising. ...

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CD Review: The Empire Shall Fall, “Volume 1: Solar Plexus”

The Empire Shall Fall return with the first of a three-part EP release that challenges what you know about metalcore. ...

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CD Review: Feersum Ennjin, “Feersum Ennjin”

Tool's original bassist Paul D'Amour jumps back into the spotlight with his Feersum Ennjin project. ...

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CD Review: Thy Catafalque, “Rengeteg”

It just seems like the right day for some crazy Hungarian Avant-garde metal, doesn't it?...

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CD Review: Blotted Science, “The Animations of Entomology”

Twenty-five minutes of technical metal at its finest. ...

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CD Review: The Big Sweet, “Ultraviolet Rain”

Ohio-based indie band the Big Sweet are very young, they’re teenagers even, but they rock a very sophisticated sound, which is that...

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CD Review: Puscifer, “Conditions of My Parole”

The wait is over. New music from Maynard James Keenan is finally here. ...

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CD Review: Dub Trio, “IV”

They've recently worked with Mike Patton and Matisyahu but Dub Trio is back with a new record of their own. ...

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CD Review: Charred Walls of the Damned, “Cold Winds on Timeless Days”

Charred Walls of the Damned return with their second album and let the music do the talking. ...

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CD Review: Black Cobra, “Invernal”

Two dudes. Total annihilation. Check out the new release from Southern Lord artist, Black Cobra. ...

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CD Review: Sebastian Bach, “Kicking & Screaming”

A divorce and a hurricane can't keep Sebastian Bach down as he comes out Kicking & Screaming with a fantastic new album. ...

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CD Review: Absu, “Abzu”

Finally, an album about the Enochian Magick System that's worth a damn. ...

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CD Review: Twisted Sister, “Live at the Marquee”

Relive the glory days of Twisted Sister with the release of their 1983 Marquee club shows. ...

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CD Review: Arch/Matheos, “Sympathetic Reasonance”

Fates Warning guitarist Jim Matheos reunites with original singer John Arch for a headbanging new...

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CD Review: ChthoniC, “Takasago Army”

Dave Steed reviews the best Taiwanese metal record that you've ever heard! ...

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CD Review: Marillion, “Live From Cadogan Hall”

If it is a positive review, why does Dw. Dunphy sound so down about Marillion's "Live From Cadogan Hall"?...

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CD Review: Chicago, “Live in ’75”

Wanna read about Peter Cetera squealing like a pig? Check out Rob Smith's review of Chicago's Live in '75....

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CD Review: Sarah Jarosz, “Follow Me Down”

Sarah Jarosz avoids the sophomore slump — mostly — on her latest release, Follow Me Down....