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Primal Scream ‘Chaosmosis’ Review

Primal Scream ‘Chaosmosis’ Review: Scottish iconoclasts return with a slick electro-pop makeover. Primal Scream never sit still for long. Their discography shows the Bobby Gillespie led outfit veering seamlessly from acid-house (Screamadelica) to roots rock (Give Out But Don’t Give Up) and all things in-between (XTRMNR, Vanishing Point). 2013’s More Light saw them refocus on […]

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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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Listen to New Order Song ‘Plastic’ From New Album

Listen to New Order Song ‘Plastic’ From New Album: Second Single From ‘Music Complete’ is a club-ready anthem.  New Order have just released ‘Plastic’, the second single from their upcoming album ‘Music Complete’ (due out Sept. 25th on Mute Records.) And if their début single ‘Restless’ sounded, well, a tad weak, but ‘Plastic’ (mixed by […]

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Albums Revisited: Joy Division’s Closer Turns 35

Joy Division’s Closer Turns 35: the band’s gloomy 1980 swan song still packs an emotional wallop. On July 18th, Closer, Joy Division’s sophomore (and final) studio album celebrates its 35th anniversary. It feels strange to think that an album so influential and contemporary has been around for so long. But then again I can’t believe […]

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New Order’s ‘Music Complete’ To Feature Iggy Pop and Brandon Flowers

New Order’s ‘Music Complete’ To Feature Iggy Pop and Brandon Flowers: band ready their first studio album since 2005’s ‘When The Sirens’ Call’. New Order’s upcoming release Music Complete may find them minus founding member and bassist Peter Hook, but they’re bringing in reinforcements to bolster fan morale. The new album (set for release September 25th […]

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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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Lollapalooza 2013 Lineup

Watch Lollapalooza 2013 Live On YouTube

Watch the Lollapalooza 2013 lineup on YouTube all weekend. It’s finally here; the 2013 Lollapalooza lineup kicked off last night at Chicago’s Grant Park. For those too broke or distant to check out the festival, I feel your pain. But all is not lost; YouTube will be streaming the entire festival all weekend long. Click […]

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Poll Results: Top 10 Alternative Rock Bassists

Poll Results: Top 10 Alternative Rock Bassists

Poll Results: Top 10 Alternative Rock Bassists As voted for by you! The results for our Best Alternative Rock Bassists Poll  are in! I’ve compiled a list of the Top 10. There were several ties; entries 10-8 were tied at 3%, 7-6 at 4% and 5-4 at 5%. For tied entries I listed in reverse alphabetical […]

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Lollapalooza 2013 Lineup

Lollapalooza 2013 Official Lineup Announced

Well the wait is over! The official 2013 Lollapalooza lineup has been announced and it’s making me itch to head back to Chicago. The announcement came earlier than expected due to a leak, but it appears this has been confirmed as the real deal. Headliners include New Order (read my recent album review), the newly […]

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Coachella 2013 Lineup Announced: Blur, Stone Roses, and more

Coachella officially release their 2013 lineup and it’s as impressively diverse as past rosters. The California festival will be quite Brit heavy; headliners will include Brit-pop legends Blur, Manchester band The Stone Roses, and other English acts include The XX and New Order (check out my recent reviews of The XX’s Coexist and New Order’s Lost Sirens of both […]

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