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Folds. Sledge. Jessee. Together again, doin’ what they do and doin’ it well.
Alanis Morissette is back with “Havoc and Bright Lights”, her first release since 2008’s “So-Called Chaos”. Popblerd has the review!
A quarter century after “West End Girls,” the Pet Shop Boys are still here. Mike A. reviews Neil and Chris’s brand new album Elysium
Devin Townsend definitely got the name right when brainstorming for his latest because “epic” and “loud” are definitely the best words to describe Epicloud. Yes, the hardest working man in metal and hard rock is back followi…
They’ve been gone for ten years, but not much has changed. Big Money reviews Matchbox Twenty’s new album, “North.”
After tackling Radiohead, Pink Floyd, and Beatles records, Easy Star All-Stars give the King of Pop the reggae royalty treatment with Easy Star’s Thrillah. Read our review!
San Francisco’s revered noise popsters quickly follow up Deerhoof vs. Evil with an even more concentrated dose of skronk ‘n’ soul.
Singer/songwriter Julian Velard’s latest EP, “Person of Interest” is a melodic pop treat. Read our review and then get thee to buying!
Does The XX’s “Coexist” successfully scale Mt. Sophomore Jinx? Gonzo reviews the “moody” outfit’s second album.
Centipede Hz mixes the joy of sound with honest-to-goodness singable songs.
September brings more great new metal records from the likes of Ufomammut and Winterfylleth.
Hyro Da Hero is someone you need to pay attention to in 2012. Check out what we think about this rap/rock hybrid in our latest Spin Cycle column.
From the ashes of The Fall Of Troy comes Just Like Vinyl and their Superball Music debut Black Mass.
The Seer is about everything Swans ever were, are, and perhaps will be.
Bob Mould is back and re-energized with Silver Age, a plugged in new album of 10 originals in the vein of Sugar.
Sore neck? Sorry, but the headbanging never stops!
Meshuggah better watch their collective backs because a whole new breed of technical metal is out to get them. The latest djent worshipers to spring up is the UK’s Monuments with their Century Media debut, Gnosis. Labelmates Stealing Axion (R…
Four new releases in September to headbang to.
With Meshuggah coming up short on their latest outing, a new breed has come to capture the throne. Two of those bands, Stealing Axion and Monuments (More on them later), happen to be labelmates residing on Century Media. If you like your metal long…
Cooder takes on the conservative establishment with some of his most direct and pointed political work to date.
Adam Young’s confidence is growing. Is his music suffering as a result?
After listening to The Dark Tower-inspired Vexations by Chapel Hill, North Carolina’s I Was Totally Destroying It , I really wished I had read the Stephen King novels so I could enjoy this album even more than I already do. Don’t worry, …
Project 86 returns with Wait For The Siren and it leaves Spin Cycle “waiting” for their next album!
A decade or so ago, Joss Stone was a novelty of sorts. A young British woman with a deep knowledge of classic soul, she debuted with an album of somewhat obscure ’60s and ’70s R&B covers, recorded with the assistance and blessing of…
If there is such a thing as 21st Century Nu-Metal then Sunflower Dead would have the market cornered. Definitely not a retread of the notorious genre by any means, Sunflower Dead take the best elements from nu-metal and add more groove and touches o…
Soul and rock Legend Nona Hendryx is back with her first album in nearly two decades-find out why “Mutatis Mutandis” is a must-listen.
Antony’s catalogue, recontextualized.
Bloc Party return from a four year hiatus stronger than ever on “Four.”
I doubt there will be a more earnest and real metal album in 2012 than the one Texas Hippie Coalition is about to release. Peacemaker is the beasts name and rocking hard is its’ game. Consisting of memorable hooks, hard riffs and enough heart …