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The 17 Most Anticipated Rock Albums of 2017

The 17 Most Anticipated Rock Albums of 2017: the albums most likely to get your rocks off this year. After a rocky 2016, we’re off to a fresh start to 2017, but most are expecting an unpredictable, bumpy ride with our current state of affairs. Luckily we’re going to have some badass music to get […]

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SLIS Holiday Gift Guide: Best 2016 Music Box Sets

SLIS Holiday Gift Guide: Best 2016 Music Box Sets: our picks for the best alternative, punk, metal and classic rock box sets, reissues, Blu-rays, deluxe vinyl and other music related items that make perfect holiday gifts for music lovers. Hard to believe it but the holiday are almost upon us. And with it comes the […]

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Depeche Mode Announce New Album ‘Spirit,’ 2017 Tour

Depeche Mode Announce New Album ‘Spirit,’ 2017 Tour: band give details on follow-up to 2013’s Delta Machine.  Electronic music pioneers Depeche Mode will release their 14th studio album, entitled Spirit, in spring of 2016. As expected, the group will be touring to support the album, with the first leg taking place in Europe, kicking off […]

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Albums revisited: Nitzer Ebb’s Ebbhead at 25

Albums revisited: Nitzer Ebb’s Ebbhead at 25: The only way from here is down. By: Peter Marks After years and years of toil out there in the trenches, Bon Harris and Douglas McCarthy hit the prime time with their fourth effort ‘Ebbhead’. While their following album would be given an ironic title by the band and […]

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The Black Queen ‘Fever Daydream’ Review

The Black Queen ‘Fever Daydream’ Review: Dillinger Escape Plan frontman indulges his love of gloomy 80’s synth-pop and 90’s ambient textures on electronic project. When I saw Dillinger Escape Plan open for Nine Inch Nails and Soundgarden back in 2014, I could’ve sworn frontman Greg Puciato was rocking a New Order T-shirt. Could the singer behind […]

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21 Best Alternative Rock Compilation Albums 

Top 21 Best Alternative Rock Compilation Albums: the most essential greatest hits, B-side collection and rarities compilations in alt-rock. This month two classic 1985 compilation albums turn 30: ‘Catching up with Depeche Mode’ (on Nov.11th) and Echo & The Bunnymen’s ‘Songs to Learn and Sing’ (Nov. 15th). That got me thinking: in some cases, greatest hits collections, non-album single comps, and b-side/rarities albums […]

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Albums Revisited: Depeche Mode’s Violator Turns 25

Albums Revisited: Depeche Mode’s Violator Turns 25: a look at back the 25th anniversary of an album that turned a synth-pop group into an arena rock band. Depeche Mode’s Violator celebrates its 25th anniversary on March 19th. And to fully understand that 1990 album’s definitive impact, one has to rewind the clock back to 1988. The […]

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New Order Sign To Mute Records For New Album Release

New Order Sign To Mute Records For New Album Release: band ditches one iconic alternative record label for another. New Order have been working on new music, and have debuted some new songs live. And they announced on Tuesday that they will release a forthcoming album through Mute Records, a label formed in 1978, made famous for synth-pop acts […]

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Albums Revisited: Depeche Mode ‘Ultra’ Turns 20

Albums Revisited: Depeche Mode ‘Ultra’ Turns 20. Depeche Mode’s 1997 album has been maligned as one of their weaker releases. It’s time to set the record straight for its 20th anniversary.  I saw Depeche Mode in concert last week. The set list was varied (pulling largely from new album Delta Machine) and it was nice to […]

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Review: Depeche Mode at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion

Concert Review: Depeche Mode at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion; Veteran synth-pop act plays a triumphant set to the welcoming Houston crowd. Depeche Mode played to a sold out crowd at the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavillion this Wednesday in Houston, TX (aka The Woodlands). And while both Depeche Mode and the Houston audience were largely middle-aged (myself included) the […]

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