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REVIEW: Major League – ‘There’s Nothing Wrong With Me’

Artist: Major League
Album: There’s Nothing Wrong With Me
Label: No Sleep Records
Genre: Rock

Seeing the name Major League pop up on iTunes when I click to listen to the band’s new record feels wrong. As long as I’ve …

Weezer - Everything Will Be Alright In The End Review

REVIEW: Weezer – ‘Everything Will Be Alright In The End’

Artist: Weezer
Album: Everything Will Be Alright In The End
Label: Republic Records
Genre: Rock

A while back, Brian Fallon of the Gaslight Anthem mentioned in an interview that Weezer’s “Hash Pipe” is his least favorite song ever. Like many …


REVIEW: The Dollyrots – The Dollyrots

Artist: The Dollyrots
Album: The Dollyrots
Genre: Pop-punk/pop-rock
Label: Arrested Youth Records

Four albums in, it’s business as usual for pop rock duo The Dollyrots on this eponymous release. The band’s sound is clinically breezy and spirited as always; the …


REVIEW: Just Like Vinyl – Black Mass

Artist: Just Like Vinyl
Album: Black Mass
Genre: Rock, progressive, experimental
Label: Superball Music

I made a mental note as I was listening to this that perchance this is what Avenged Sevenfold sounded like to people who didn’t like them. …

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REVIEW: Sixpence None The Richer – Lost In Transition

Artist: Sixpence None the Richer
Album: Lost in Transition
Genre: Pop
Label: Credential Recordings

Sixpence None the Richer have been on the go for so long that it seems they’ve perfected the art of the tastefully inoffensive. Far from pushing …


REVIEW: Two Door Cinema Club – Beacon

Artist: Two Door Cinema Club
Album: Beacon
Genre: Indie, alternative
Label: Kitsuné/Glassnote Records

Two Door Cinema Club have exploded in my neck of the woods (they are my countrymen) over the past couple of years, although they’ve never figured very …

snoop-dogg 2012

STREAM/DOWNLOAD: Snoop Dogg – Rollin In My Malibu

Helping keep hopes for a good Monday alive, Snoop unleashes a never-before-heard jam for your late night cruise.

“Rollin In My Malibu” is yet another track for those already halfway through their first smoke or drink of the evening. The …

Hit The Lights 2012

REVIEW: Hit The Lights – Invicta

Artist: Hit The Lights
Album: Invicta
Genre: Pop Rock/Alternative
Label: Razor & Tie

2012 has already proven to be an exciting year for music. From the reunion of two of the scene’s most influential bands, to the disbanding of many …

From Atlantis

REVIEW: From Atlantis – Echoes And Answers EP

Artist: From Atlantis
Album: Echoes and Answers EP
Genre: Hardcore/electronic/metal
Label: InVogue Records

Providence six-piece From Atlantis show immense promise on their debut EP Echoes and Answers. A dynamic and exhilarating work, it’s ambitious and majestic and hints at real, …


REVIEW: William Control – Nouvus Ordo Selcorum

Artist: William Control
Album: Nouvus Ordo Selcorum
Genre: Wil Francis
Label: self-released

Now over a decade into his career, Wil Francis has traversed a vast musical landscape. From his early punk days of scene glory with Aiden on Nightmare Anatomy


REVIEW: Down With Webster – Time To Win Volume 2

Artist: Down with Webster
Album: Time to Win Volume 2
Genre: Rap/rock
Label: Universal Music

The second full-length album from Canadian band Down With Webster is a whole world of fun. It’s a cool and exciting marriage of rap and …


REVIEW: Rihanna – Talk That Talk

Artist: Rihanna
Album: Talk That Talk
Genre: Pop
Label: Def Jam

Not that I’d ever hop on the ‘oh won’t someone please think of the children’ bandwagon, but Rihanna’s influence on the younger peeps actually concerns me. Even more so …

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