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Modern Day Dukes - 100% Full Fat Noise [Album Review]

When talking about bands who shunned guitars from their lineup and ran with basses at full power, Exit_International and Castrovalva have always been the two bands that came to mind. 328 more words


EP Review: Commonweather – Sugar Sun EP

Coming almost a year after Chicago alt-rock band Commonweather‘s last release, the Sugar Sun EP is a bit of a poppy departure from the band’s previous music. 349 more words

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Album Review: Exhorder - "Mourn the Southern Skies"

Since 1992, which saw the release of The Law, Exhorder has been out of reach in the sense of new material. And each restart was foiled before any steam could build for a real reunion/reformation. 842 more words


[Album Review] New Challenge (4th Mini Album) - Infinite

It is time for another past album review (PARs). Last two weeks, I have been focusing on groups who have disbanded. And while I could continue that, I want to also focus on the groups that are still active (or supposedly active). 953 more words


Aretha Franklin - A Rose Is Still a Rose (album review)

A Rose Is Still a Rose = 5 stars

In Case You Forgot = 5 stars

Here We Go Again = 4 stars

I’ll Dip… 227 more words

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memorycarderror - semiotic staples

Adroitly described as “a hallucination inside brutalist concrete”, Toronto-based Steven Tait’s memorycarderror deals in drones, repetition and harsh tonalities that nod squarely in the direction of early industrial music. 193 more words

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A Live Set Underscores Paul Young’s Excellence

Your guess is as good as mine as to why pop/soul singer Paul Young never became a household name in the U.S. True, he topped the charts one time here, with his 1985 cover of Daryll Hall’s “Every Time You Go Away,” and he broke into the top 20 with the follow-up to that song, “I’m Gonna Tear Your Playhouse Down,” and, in 1990, with a cover of the Chi-Lites’ “Oh Girl.” But his light shone much brighter in Europe, where he scored numerous hits, including six U.K. 882 more words

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