Albums

The Starting Line: Direction

In light of the recent struggle The Starting Line have gone through to keep themselves off an episode of “Behind The Music,” the modern rockers have spent almost two years slaving over their newly released albu...

Sixx A.M.: The Herion Diaries Soundtrack

Motley Crue co-founder/songwriter/bassist Nikki Sixx is releasing a book this September based on his heroin addiction, depression, cheating death, and recovery. The book covers a year in Nikki’s life, which he ...

Quodia: The Arrow

With an initial resemblance to children’s storybooks-on-tape via its calm, purposeful vocals over a minimal musical soundscape, The Arrow: A Story In Seven Parts is at its base that very idea. After touring thi...

UNKLE: War Stories

The first full-length in four years from the electronica duo of James Lavelle and Richard File, better known as UNKLE, War Stories is an unexpected rock album. From Lavelle’s hip-hop/ dance and electronic roots...

Behemoth: The Apostasy

I’m not sure if God exists, but I know Behemoth would kill Him if Nietzsche didn’t finish the job. Proven by 2004’s Demigod as far and away the most brutal of the new crop of black/death metal, Poland’s Behemot...

Candlemass: King Of The Grey Islands

There’s a commercial with a corresponding jingle from Peter Paul candy for Almond Joy and Mounds bars. I’ve already tortured you enough by referencing it, so I won’t bother to type it out, but the general idea ...

Ryan Adams: Easy Tiger

The first time I heard Ryan Adams, I was coming up Ocean Parkway from Gilgo Beach while a friend played Love Is Hell. It wasn’t anything I hadn’t heard before, but the material was rich in both style and substa...

Patton Oswalt: Werewolves And Lollipops

There’s a number of examples of Patton Oswalt’s immense talent for absurdist description. Here’s how he describes his entire set: “Oh, my penis, wah!” In a way, he’s right. That talent is what holds the appr...

Savath & Savalas: Golden Pollen

One of the many forms that Prefuse 73 mastermind Guillermo Scott Herren takes, Savath & Savalas is likely his personal favorite, but it’s far removed from his better-known glitch/hip hop project. It’s a laz...

The National: Boxer

The release of the 2005 album Alligator made the The National one of the most buzzworthy bands in the country. They became the darlings of critics and bloggers, and the album ended up on a number of “best of th...
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