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FLASHBACK: Neil Young - Trans (1982)

By Ryan Smith

Never mind that he was a driving force behind the proto-grunge movement and helped in no small way to define the Seattle Sound… and that he has, for that matter, hopped around from genre to genre leaving his mark in each one for the better part of forty-five years. 1,073 more words

Ryan Smith

Album Review: Anna Calvi - Strange Weather

Most covers albums fall into a brief segment of the artist’s career spectrum, somewhere between well-intentioned filler and tossed-off experimentation. But the fury with which gothic pop artist  352 more words

Album Reviews

Pillage and Plunder - The Show Must Go Wrong

If you have occasional fond thoughts of 90s art rock bands like the Monks of Doom you may also recall, while waxing nostalgic about the dear old 1990s, that there was a golden moment, after the commercial breakthrough of punk/grunge/indie rock in America but before the advent of Napster, when bands that had been toiling in musical nether regions for years finally had their moments in the sun.   1,687 more words

Progressive Rock Music

Ryan Garbes - Shit Education

Time for something a little less pretentious and somewhat more musically interesting; time for some experimental, psychedelic, art, noise rock.
What?! Don’t give me that look, I’m totally cereal, guise! 182 more words


Metallic Spheres - The Orb and David Gilmour (2010)

I remember the early ’90s as the heyday of the rave scene. I personally was never a part of it because drugs were often involved, but a lot of the music associated with the movement was interesting. 470 more words

Alternative Rock

10 great post-2000 progressive rock albums

I will not under any circumstances engage in a debate about what progressive rock is. Though I briefly discussed it here. Anyway, around the millennium a new wave of younger musicians, undaunted by any preexisting stupid punk dude prejudices against the genre, discovered their parents’ record collections, those lovely gatefold sleeves, concept albums, mysterious keyboard sounds and that air of musical adventure that has been mostly missing from the rock world since 1977, and decided to try their hand at it. 2,274 more words

STREAM: Corridor - "Quel quoi"

“Quel quoi” is off Corridor‘s EP Un magicien en toi (newly pressed to 12-inch vinyl), a record of whimsical art rock (that sounds a hell of a lot like Viet Cong predecessors Women) made in Montreal led by jangly guitars and distant vocals. 13 more words