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Category Archive for 'Punk'

Green Day: ¡Dos!

“On ¡Dos!, the second installment in their ongoing album trilogy, the band serves up a short but sweet platter of 13 tracks that rock hard and fast…. Green Day never look back, cramming…the record full of garage-rock snarl (‘Makeout Party’), vintage pop-punk (‘Ashley’) and bubblegum hooks (single ‘Stray Heart’). ¡Dos! may be over quickly, but [...]

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The Gossip: A Joyful Noise

“A Joyful Noise isn’t as raw or immediate as any of the Gossip’s earlier albums, which makes it a bit of a grower for anyone attached to the band’s previous firepower, but even if their liberating rock is really missed, there’s nothin’ wrong with their pop inclinations.”–All Music Guide Check Our Catalog

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“Never let us take for granted the treasure we have in our own backyard with this rambunctious and clever crew of hell-raisers and heartbreakers.” –The Boston Globe Check Our Catalog

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Check Our Catalog “Drama is hardwired within MCR, due in part to the leadership of Gerard Way, a lead singer who writes comic books on the side and can’t help but have his other calling seep into the fabric of Danger Days, constructing an absurd sci-fi narrative about a gang of anti-corporate renegades in the [...]

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Check Our Catalog “Drummer Stacy Jones already had his hand in rock & roll prior to his gig with American Hi-Fi. Having been a part of some of the 1990′s biggest alternative acts, Letters to Cleo and Veruca Salt, Jones turned his experience inside out for his own musical project. Jones looked toward the vibrancy [...]

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Cobra Starship: Hot Mess

Check Our Catalog “Only a music fan obsessed with the rules of authenticity and the requirements for lyrical profundity could find fault with the 11 odes to overload that make up Hot Mess.”–The Phoenix

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Check Our Catalog “It could have easily gone any of several wrong ways, but Green Day’s punk has long since been tempered with pop’s most attractive attributes, and 21stCentury Breakdown, like its predecessor, is unapologetically accessible and relentlessly exhilarating.”–The Phoenix

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Yeah Yeah Yeahs: It’s Blitz!

Check Our Catalog “The Yeah Yeah Yeahs still create great, compelling pop-rock, largely because of the way the songs themselves are organized, with conventional verse-chorus structures repeatedly eschewed in favor of detours, miniature grooves, and lengthy asides that produce the sensation of a band and a singer impulsively following their own emotional whims.”–Pitchford

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Check Our Catalog “Long bootlegged, Live Santa Monica ’72 captures the glam-rock pioneer during his Ziggy Stardust prime, on his first U.S. tour, recording what is unequivocally his best concert album.”–Rolling Stone

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Check Our Catalog “Hailing from New Brunswick, NJ, the Gaslight Anthem are that rare punk band that displays a strong and unmistakable Springsteen influence.”–All Music Guide

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Check Our Catalog “A lush, expansive masterpiece that dismisses the theory that punkers have to follow a concrete formula of short and fast songs with raw-edged production.”–All Music Guide

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Check Our Catalog “It all adds up to a pretty and odd record and it erases no suspicions that the band aren’t quite sure of what they’re doing, but the glorious thing about Pretty. Odd is that the album works in spite of this…or perhaps because of it. Either way, this is a deliriously jumbled, [...]

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Tokio Hotel: Scream

Check Our Catalog “Germany’s Tokio Hotel may have lost a bit of the innocent tone that endeared them to their early fans, but it has been replaced with a stronger, more assured sound that is just as appealing.”—All Music Guide

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The Subways: All or Nothing

Check Our Catalog Long-awaited 2008 sophomore outing from the youthful, Grunge-inspired Brit trio.

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Check Our Catalog Gym Class Heroes’ eagerly anticipated third release follows 2006′s RIAA gold-certified As Cruel As School Children. Acclaimed for their unique approach to alternative hip-hop, Gym Class Heroes became an international sensation in 2007 with their #1 blockbuster hit, ‘Cupid’s Chokehold/Breakfast In America’.

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