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Burden Brothers - Mercy

Burden Brothers - Mercy

Burden BrothersMercyAlbum ReviewTexas supergroup you say? Go on then. Irrespective of whether you know or care of the Burden Brothers' collective histories or previous careers, there something about the sound that grabs you by a...

Review posted on 19th December 2006

Eighteen Visions - Self Titled

Eighteen Visions - Self Titled

Eighteen VisionsSelf TitledAlbum Review18V appear to be really stretching the boundaries of metalcore to breaking point with this offering, as from time to time it would seem to occupy the same territory made popular by...

Review posted on 19th December 2006

Brats on the Beat - Ramones for Kids

Brats on the Beat - Ramones for Kids

Brats on the Beat Album ReviewReady for the concept? Sitting down for this one? OK, so take some classic Ramones tracks, re-record them with some assorted but nameless 'scene' musicians, and have named guest vocalists,...

Review posted on 19th December 2006

This Et Al - Baby Machine

This Et Al - Baby Machine

This Et AlBaby MachineAlbum ReviewYou know that there is going to be a certain element of introspection and depth to a record when the band takes pains to outline the fact that the recording process...

Review posted on 19th December 2006

Blue October - Foiled

Blue October - Foiled

Blue OctoberFoiledAlbum ReviewAn intriguing prospect, Blue October. Hard to pin a label on, in itself a refreshing change. The dark, sad beauty of single 'Hate Me' is only one window into this album, and in...

Review posted on 16th November 2006

My Chemical Romance - The Black Parade

My Chemical Romance - The Black Parade

My Chemical RomanceThe Black ParadeAlbum ReviewAn emo concept album? The Sgt Pepper of Screamo? There's got to be something to this album to warrant the amount of talk already generated. Emo is a funny thing...

Review posted on 16th November 2006

Saosin - Self-Titled

Saosin - Self-Titled

SaosinSelf-TitledAlbum ReviewIntensity. In some ways it's wasted on the young. What have these kids got to be so intense about anyway? Or maybe it's actually easy to forget that youth is the period that breeds...

Review posted on 14th November 2006

Senses Fail - Still Searching

Senses Fail - Still Searching

Senses FailStill SearchingAlbum ReviewSlightly angry melodic rock. Four word reviews may indeed be the way forward in a world that becomes dominated by a need for extreme economy. Somehow one feels the need to add...

Review posted on 14th November 2006

Evanescence - The Open Door

Evanescence - The Open Door

EvanescenceThe Open DoorAlbum ReviewPredictions are easy. Anyone can make them. The new Eva-whatsit album eh? That's going to be an over-produced, mix of cheesy nu-metal guitars, coupled with a power-ballad voice that can only claim...

Review posted on 14th November 2006

HIM - Uneasy Listening Vol. 1

HIM - Uneasy Listening Vol. 1

Delightfully lavish packaging, and a nice concept - alternative remixes of some of HIM's biggest tunes. It's not hard to imagine who the target audience for this collection are. Unless the remixes are truly groundbreaking...

Review posted on 14th November 2006

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The Bronx - White Guilt

The Bronx - White Guilt

The BronxWhite GuiltSingle ReviewFaced with another single cut from the debut album from West Coast sleaze rockers The Bronx, one wonders whether White Guilt can match the high hopes raised by previous single cut 'History's...

Review posted on 14th November 2006

Billy Bragg - Volume 2

Billy Bragg - Volume 2

Billy Bragg Volume 2 Album ReviewAfter the release of Volume 1 of the Billy Bragg re-releases, comes the natural progression that is Volume 2. Consisting of four whole albums Workers Playtime, Don't Try This At...

Review posted on 27th September 2006

Breed 77 - In My Blood

Breed 77 - In My Blood

Breed 77In My BloodAlbum ReviewThe single cut from this album " Alive" sounded a little as though it was at odds with its own production, with the darkness brought by Ron St Germain seemingly at...

Review posted on 27th September 2006

Mastodon - Blood Mountain

Mastodon - Blood Mountain

MastodonBlood MountainAlbum ReviewThere must be a weird parallel universe where all bands have to be named in terms of the animal they most represent. If so, you can be sure that Mastodon hail from this...

Review posted on 27th September 2006

Audioslave - Revelations

Audioslave - Revelations

AudioslaveRevelationsAlbum ReviewSome bands have such a distinctive sound, and an ability to be instantly identified from this trademark, that for them, trying to do anything different is not just difficult, it's impossible.Audioslave would have to...

Review posted on 27th September 2006

Weapons - Weapons

Weapons - Weapons

WeaponsWeaponsAlbum ReviewA strange, indefinable bunch, Weapons. Formerly Weapons of Mass Belief, now just Weapons. Significant? Who knows? This is a punky, sexy romp, with initial echoes of grunge, and 1970s CBGBs proto punk, leading into...

Review posted on 27th September 2006

Placebo - Meds

Placebo - Meds

Placebo MedsSingle ReviewPicture the scene. Strange claustrophobia. A slightly frenetic strumming on the acoustic guitar. Brian Molko's distinctive whine. Reassuringly familiar as Placebo you may think?No, this is something different. This is possibly the most...

Review posted on 27th September 2006

Hybrid - I Choose Noise

Hybrid - I Choose Noise

Hybrid I Choose NoiseAlbum ReviewThere must be a nice, succinct way to describe the feeling that wells up in the human spirit when you look out over a mountain vista upon reaching the top of...

Review posted on 27th September 2006

Papa Roach - The Paramour Sessions

Papa Roach - The Paramour Sessions

Papa Roach The Paramour SessionsAlbum ReviewPapa Roach seemed to be one of the key bands who were in the wrong place at the wrong time when it came to the nu-metal / rapcore backlash. Far...

Review posted on 27th September 2006

Johnny Panic - Happy Together

Johnny Panic - Happy Together

Johnny PanicHappy TogetherSingle ReviewCover versions. Some of them are funny. Lawnmower Deth singing "Kids in America.' That's genuinely funny. Some of them are clever. "Suicide is Painless' covered by the Manic Street Preachers is clever...

Review posted on 27th September 2006

Lovemat - The Fearless Hair Days of Youth

Lovemat - The Fearless Hair Days of Youth

Lovemat The Fearless Hair Days of YouthAlbum ReviewA madcap bunch of Geordies, Lovemat. Like some sort of psychotic, sleaze rock monster, they have songs with refrains such as "Once I was a wolf!" Any band...

Review posted on 27th September 2006

The Early Years - The Early Years

The Early Years - The Early Years

The Early YearsThe Early YearsAlbum ReviewThe deliriously rich sound of the Early Years is a combination of the sounds of Krautrock, post rock, and strange psychedelia. Influences are worn on sleeves, but they're such obscure...

Review posted on 27th September 2006

The Bronx - The Bronx

The Bronx - The Bronx

The BronxThe BronxAlbum ReviewThe Bronx truly epitomise the best qualities and excesses of gritty, dirty rock 'n' roll. Like the bastard offspring of the Stooges and the Hives, raised on a diet of sleaze, drugs...

Review posted on 27th September 2006

The Lost Patrol Band - Self Titled

The Lost Patrol Band - Self Titled

The Lost Patrol BandSelf TitledAlbum ReviewSwede Dennis Lyxzen appears to have made the transition from being the frontman of Refused, through being voted Sweden's sexiest man, to releasing a fourth album with power-pop punksters The...

Review posted on 7th September 2006

The Rifles - No Love Lost

The Rifles - No Love Lost

The RiflesNo Love LostAlbum ReviewMake no mistake about it, The Rifles are so amazingly 'now', that by the time you've finished reading this sentence, they might just be yesterday. They totally embody that quirky, guitar...

Review posted on 18th July 2006

Billy Talent - Billy Talent II

Billy Talent - Billy Talent II

Billy TalentBilly Talent IISingle ReviewGreen Day have a lot to answer for I'm afraid. If their whining brand of pop 'punk' offends you, then look (listen?) away now. Imagine Green Day entered into a bizarre...

Review posted on 18th July 2006

Serena Maneesh - Serena-Maneesh

Serena Maneesh - Serena-Maneesh

Serena Maneesh Serena-ManeeshAlbum ReviewNorway's Serena Maneesh would have you believe that they embody the best qualities of all our avant-garde musical heroes of the last few decades, name checking the Velvet Underground and Sonic Youth...

Review posted on 18th July 2006

Headland - Monster in a Shirt

Headland - Monster in a Shirt

Headland, Monster in a ShirtSingle ReviewOK, so we have a track here that starts with the aural equivalent of a car crash. Intriguing. The track develops into a taut, strutting fuzzbox-fest, and struggles like a...

Review posted on 26th June 2006

Mojave 3 - Puzzles Like You

Mojave 3 - Puzzles Like You

Mojave 3Puzzles Like YouAlbum ReviewYou can always rely on 4AD record label to bring you 'proper' indie music. 4AD has been bringing quirky music to the world since before the current crop of 'new indie'...

Review posted on 26th June 2006

The Fallout Trust - When we are gone

The Fallout Trust - When we are gone

The Fallout TrustWhen we are goneSingle ReviewA rather unusual combination of programmed beats, lush harmonies, and angular guitars, this is strangely different to what you may have heard on 'Washout' This sounds far more introspective,...

Review posted on 26th June 2006

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