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The Black Parade: A Retrospective

The Black Parade: A Retrospective

Matt Bacon April 15, 2015 Comments Off on The Black Parade: A Retrospective

It’s easy to forget the incredible impact that My Chemical Romance’s The Black Parade had when it came out in 2006. I was 10 years old at the time – a bit too young

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“Lazaretto” finds Jack White bruised and seeing blue

“Lazaretto” finds Jack White bruised and seeing blue

Eli Jace June 18, 2014 Comments Off on “Lazaretto” finds Jack White bruised and seeing blue

When Jack White accuses The Black Keys of ripping off his sound, I have to agree with the man. The White Stripes–and only The White Stripes–are responsible for bringing back the rawness to some

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Sean Lennon eats his father’s ghost and shines on Midnight Sun

Sean Lennon eats his father’s ghost and shines on Midnight Sun

Eli Jace June 6, 2014 Comments Off on Sean Lennon eats his father’s ghost and shines on Midnight Sun

What better relationship to have but one where music is the constant center? Sean Lennon and his girlfriend, model Charlotte Kemp Muhl, have been creating music together in their New York apartment since 2008

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Neil Young peers at the lo-fi past on A Letter Home

Neil Young peers at the lo-fi past on A Letter Home

Eli Jace May 22, 2014 Comments Off on Neil Young peers at the lo-fi past on A Letter Home

Before Neil Young tries to master the state of audio with his high-quality digital music service, Pono, he wants to remind us where we once were. His new album, A Letter Home, was recorded in one

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NAPALM work on preserving hip-hop on debut album

NAPALM work on preserving hip-hop on debut album

Eli Jace May 15, 2014 Comments Off on NAPALM work on preserving hip-hop on debut album

Some excellent hip-hop you haven’t heard. “So underground I raise my hand and touch a coffin,” from the song “Reigny Daze.” NAPALM is an upcoming collective of MCs making music in Connecticut. Black Mask

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Liars crack open the glowstick on seventh album, Mess

Liars crack open the glowstick on seventh album, Mess

Eli Jace April 17, 2014 Comments Off on Liars crack open the glowstick on seventh album, Mess

One of the first things I did after pressing play on Mess, the new, seventh album from Liars, was take my pants off. Only because a voice with Satanic inflections demands it on the

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On Morning Phase Beck rubs the sleep from his eyes

On Morning Phase Beck rubs the sleep from his eyes

Eli Jace March 7, 2014 Comments Off on On Morning Phase Beck rubs the sleep from his eyes

If you’ve spent a couple rain-soaked afternoons listening to Beck’s first plush collection of songs, Sea Change, then there should be no surprises with his newest offering, Morning Phase. The two effectively go hand-in-hand. As the

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Annie Clark does the hustle and bustle on St. Vincent

Annie Clark does the hustle and bustle on St. Vincent

Eli Jace February 25, 2014 Comments Off on Annie Clark does the hustle and bustle on St. Vincent

Love an album that steps right into it. The self-titled fourth album from St. Vincent, or the girl also known as Annie Clark, picks up right where 2011’s Strange Mercy left off with opener,

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The End Men Work It Off With “Toys”

The End Men Work It Off With “Toys”

Eli Jace February 2, 2014 Comments Off on The End Men Work It Off With “Toys”

Play With Your Toys by The End Men may have been recorded at Brooklyn’s Well Rounded Hoodlum Studios, but often, it sounds like it’s coming from the back room of a rickety old wooden

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The Haxan Cloak conducts waves of doom on Excavation

The Haxan Cloak conducts waves of doom on Excavation

Eli Jace December 7, 2013 Comments Off on The Haxan Cloak conducts waves of doom on Excavation

The music of The Haxan Cloak could be the internal soundtrack in Walter White’s head as he runs around Albuquerque covering his tracks. It’s dark, foreboding and urgent; the monotonous heartbeat of waking demons.

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