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Lightning Bolt: Fantasy Empire

“While they (Lightning Bolt) stick closer to the traditionally heavy, sometimes ham-fisted hard rock compositions they began investigating almost a decade earlier on Hypermagic Mountain, the songs ring especially weird and unstoppable in their new clarity. Album closer ‘Snow White (& the 7 Dwarves Fans)’ brings all of Fantasy Empire’s best elements together, with manipulated […]

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“There is shade and light within Reznor’s immaculate constructions, there is the ebb and flow of life, there is joy within the sheer sheets of sound. Hesitation Marks makes it quite clear that Trent Reznor is no longer an angry young man but rather a restless, inventive artist who is at peace with himself, and […]

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“It’s complex, harder, and catchier than anything QOTSA have done in a decade, and more song-oriented, too, but that’s a sign of maturity: [Josh] Homme has marshaled all of his strengths on …Like Clockwork and has found a way forward, a way to deepen his music without compromising his identity.” –All Music Guide Check Our […]

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Soundgarden: King Animal

“King Animal is a big, bright album, executed with precision and professionalism… Simply put, Soundgarden sound like they belong together; Cornell sounds richer, fuller when anchored by drummer Matt Cameron, bassist Ben Shepherd, and the deceptively sinewy and brainy guitarist Kim Thayil… [T]his is a surprisingly strong reunion, one that puts the band back on […]

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