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Gonzo
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When David Bowie released his previous album, Reality: Senator John Kerry was challenging incumbent George W. Bush for the presidency; Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube didn’t exist; The war in Iraq was but six months old; Michael Jackson was alive; So were Osama bin Laden and Saddam Hussein; TV broadcast signals were transmitted through the airwaves; Eminem won an Oscar for 8 Mile. It seems like a long time ago in a pop culture far, far away. And in some senses, […]

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Jesse
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Calling Clutch’s latest album, Earth Rocker, the best album of their career and hands down the best rawk record of 2013 would at first seem to be a disservice to their peers in the genre who have yet to release albums this year. Then again when it comes to Clutch, genres are a moot point as the sounds this band creates is unparallelled. Take the first track “Earth Rocker” for what it is: a tease. Yeah, it’s great. It’s grandiose. […]

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Drew
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At first listen, Jim James’ first proper solo album might sound a bit alien to fans of his daytime gig, My Morning Jacket. It’s an intangible thing to pin down — vocally, James sounds as dynamic and distinctive as he ever has on record, and musically, Regions of Light and Sound of God bears a few particularly distinctive earmarks of his other band’s inimitable style. The vast, canyon-scaling vocals, the slow-burn funk that seeps into ambient soundscapes… it’s all there. It’s […]