Posts Tagged ‘essential’

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UTG LIST: 5 Atreyu Songs You Need To Know In Case They Reunite

The internet has been flooded with rumors of reunion this afternoon following a vague Facebook update from the members of Atreyu. The band, which has been on a break since 2011, posted a photo of the lineup reunited that has lead many to believe a return to the stage is in the group’s future. We cannot confirm or deny those allegations right now, but we can say our hearts would be over the moon if the rumors were true.

Atreyu released five albums during their thirteen-year run together, and many of their songs still find their way into our …

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UTG LIST: 10 Essential Songs From The 2013 Vans Warped Tour Compilation

There are a number of notable releases arriving in stores today, but only one release features over four dozen tracks from the biggest names in the alternative music scene. The 2013 Vans Warped Tour Compilation is the latest entry in the ongoing summer series from SideOneDummy Records, and just like the others before it we highly recommend everyone going to this summer’s largest traveling festival buy a copy (or two) for the trip. Every year there are a number of songs featured on these comps that go on to become ‘need-to-know- tracks, and with that in mind we put together …

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UTG LIST: 10 Essential Arnold Schwarzenegger Films

We strive to bring you the best featured content in the timeliest manner possible, but sometimes we lock horns and cannot stop debating a particular list until after our scheduled release. If we had a time machine this would have gone out on Friday, but sometimes the best things in life require a little bit of patience.

Arnold Schwarzenegger is without a doubt one of the most legendary action heroes to ever walk the Earth. He has battled foes with everything from swords to robotics, saved women and children of over a dozen ethnicities, and blown up pretty much every …

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UTG LIST: 5 Essential Nick Martin Tracks

There seems to be at least one birthday in this scene nearly every day, but today is extra special because it’s the day our good friend Nick Martin turns 30. It’s almost hard to believe that at such a young age he’s managed to play such a largely influential role in the current alternative scene, but one look at his body of work and it’s easy to see why. Nick is an unstoppable force of rock and ferocity, with a kindness and sincerity that is rare in this industry, and today we’re celebrating his special day by featuring five of …

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UTG LIST: 5 Essential “Macadelic” Tracks

Mac Miller has come a long ass way since 2007′s But My Mackin’ Ain’t Easy. Not only has he become one of the few caucasian rappers making a living in the limelight, he has single-handedly crafted a subgenre of hiphop all his own. His label debut, Blue Slide Park, opened at number one on the Billboard charts with 145,000 copies sold and now he’s back for more.

Released Friday night, Macadelic is Mac Miller’s first mixtape of 2012. The album features seventeen new tracks, as well as appearance from Lil Wayne, Kendrick Lamar, and more. We know many …

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UTG LIST: Five Essential “Tell Ya Friends” Tracks (W/Download!)

We talk a lot about the rappers that are giving back to their fans with mixtapes and other free material. Generally speaking, these are the rappers who are topping charts and touring the world, which is fine, but the truth is that most the UTG staff spends their time listening to artists of a different breed. We prefer those still hungry for the limelight, pouring their soul onto every verse they can while hustling their tracks to any and everyone that will listen. It is there, amongst the fight to make a dream your life, that we find the best …

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WHAT THE FILM!? “Miracle On 34th Street”

What The Film?! is a new weekly column exclusive to Under The Gun Review that brings to light the plot holes Hollywood hoped you’d never notice. Written by comedy writer Dane Sager, this column shows no mercy to films that try and pull the proverbial wool over our eyes.

If you know a film with major plot holes that you feel needs to be exposed, tell us! Email utgjames@gmail.com with the subject “What The Film” and we’ll try to get your suggestion featured on the site.

This Week’s Movie: 1994′s Miracle On 34th Street

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UTG LIST: Essential Fall Albums (& Spotify Playlist)

Fall is officially in the air and if you’re anything like us, your music taste is probably changing almost as quickly as your wardrobe.

Let’s face it: While we love the anthems that served as the soundtrack to our Summer road trips, not every Warped Tour act is as fitting for the changing of the leaves. This doesn’t mean you love those acts any less, it just means you like a little more variety in life and there’s absolutely nothing wrong with that.

Instead of posting a top ten this week, we decided to put our preferences aside and let …

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UTG LIST: 10 Essential Summer films

“Summer is here and while many of you will spend it outdoors, some of us will choose to remain indoors and enjoy the techonological advancements of mankind (shoutout to Willis Carrier, inventor of the modern air conditioner). To help keep you entertained while staying cool, we compiled a list of 10 essential Summer films that you need to see (if not own). “

AltPress picks “My Dinosaur Life” as best of 2010

Alternative Press have chosen Motion City Soundtrack’s My Dinosaur Life as their top “Essential Album of 2010.” See their full list, here. On a side note, The UTG staff lists will be arriving soon.