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AWESOME ALBUMS #3: Metallica – …And Justice for All (1988)

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AWESOME ALBUMS #2: Black Sabbath – Sabotage (1975)

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Witness the last days of Black Flag in this full-length documentary

Few bands are as synonymous with a genre as Black Flag. The hardcore punks defined that sound with their 1981 classic Damaged, and despite constant personnel changes – Greg Ginn being the only constant member – their music has stood … Continue reading

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MUSIC ROUND-UP: The Killers, Alkaline Trio, Rise Against, Snoop Dogg, Hugh Laurie and Johnny Depp?!

Remember The Killers? Of course you do. Hot Fuss is a classic to this day. Sam’s Town was a hit but nowhere near the standards of their debut. They followed that up with 2008’s marginal improvement Day & Age, before falling … Continue reading

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AC/DC promise new album and world tour

You know what you’re getting with AC/DC, and their style hasn’t changed a bit since 1973. You’re either a fan of their unpretentious hard rock, or turned off by their juvenile theatrics. Me? I find their medley of over-charged power … Continue reading

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AWESOME ALBUMS #1: Pink Floyd – Meddle (1971)

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Radiohead bring The King of Limbs to the BBC

The King of Limbs, like any recent Radiohead album, is a real grower. I’ve had it on constant rotation for the last few weeks and it is a worthy follow-up to In Rainbows. This is a band that many have dismissed … Continue reading

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Catch a glimpse of Cameron Crowe’s Pearl Jam documentary

It’s hard to believe that Seattle grunge heroes Pearl Jam are twenty years old. Music has changed immeasurably since the release of their monolithic Ten in 1991…and not really for the better. It was a time when alternative music regularly topped … Continue reading

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Beastie Boys release new B-sides

The long-awaited Beastie Boys album, Hot Sauce Committee Part Two, is finally available. To commemorate the release the trio have revealed two B-sides that will be included on deluxe editions of the record. Sounds like vintage Beasties to me. Oh, … Continue reading

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Julian Casablancas gives us a new reason to ignore him

So, there’s a new Strokes album out called Angles. I listened to the whole thing when it was streaming on their official site and my initial reaction was one of total indifference. After hearing the single a few times on commercial … Continue reading

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Rogen, McBride, Ferrell and Black take on the Beastie Boys in Fight For Your Right – Revisited

This is surely the most star-studded short film ever made. Fight for Your Right – Revisited answers that age-old question: what happened after the grand hootenanny detailed in 80’s classic “(You Gotta) Fight for Your Right (to Party)”? The supposed … Continue reading

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About that new Offspring album…

Ahh…The Offspring. For a while there they were really something. In the years from their self-titled début to 2000’s Conspiracy of One, they were one of the greatest punk acts ever to break into the mainstream. Things started going wrong when the … Continue reading

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Lady Gaga: I am not a plagiarist

Lady Gaga’s smash hit single “Born This Way” met a mixed response initially when it first came out, with many music critics pointing out that it sounds exactly like “Express Yourself” by Madonna. Upon hearing the similarities myself, it’s not … Continue reading

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Shake your Bon Bon (Iver)

Haunting indie folk cabin-dweller Bon Iver’s eagerly anticipated second album, Bon Iver, looks set to be released this summer, hot off the heels of his brief and unexpected collaboration with obnoxious hip hop giant Kanye West. Led by songwriter Justin … Continue reading

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Witness 30 years of punk heritage in the new Bad Religion video

Bad Religion are just a punk institution at this point. Over the last 30 years they’ve released 15 studio albums and influenced countless bands past and present. Their latest music video capitalises beautifully on that fact, in what can only … Continue reading

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