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Album Review: Linkin Park – LIVING THINGS Track By Track


Because of Mike’s Release Day Challenge, there are still people out there who haven’t listened to the album yet and also don’t want to read spoilers, so you can only see the review after the jump! Continue reading Album Review: Linkin Park – LIVING THINGS Track By Track


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Although Lana Del Rey has an ethnocentric view on life, behind the masquerade lye Lizzy Grant. An assured, shy personal, who’s created a product delivering a musically tuned thorn in the side to pop. ‘Born To Die’ hasn’t only cut a diversion between critics, but also offered the same diversion to individual flare. 

It’s quite amazing how a change in image can act on a person. As we look back at shoebox images of Lana as Lizzy Grant, we see a far less accomplished soul, one that has an extremely average aura. Now, she expresses an entirely different domina. A far more secluded, shy, angelic and mysterious woman with an eccentric efflorescence has been bought to life. This is where the questions of genuineness educe. But with the arrival of her first LP, Del Rey has done everything possible to avoid throwing caution to the wind. Expressing that whatever she may be underneath, the music should be the first cause for…

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Album Review – Here I Am, Kelly Rowland (via Serpent’s Breath)


Album Review - Here I Am, Kelly Rowland  Finally, the third recording of American songstress and previous "Destiny Child" Kelly Rowland found it's way from being shelved onto the stores. It's not the best "Destiny" album, nor it is Rowland's biggest effort, but it certainly is a delightful album and the amount of work put into it has most likely payed off. There are quite a few flaws, but they don't take the shine of the initial record away. Overall, Here I Am is one pleasant listen. 1 … Read More

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Album Review: Beastie Boys – ‘Hot Sauce Committee Part Two’


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Could Beastie Boys possibly give less of a fuck about trying to sound young? In a word, no. As Ad-Rock proudly declares on their excellent new Hot Sauce Committee Part Two, “Oh, my God, just look at me/Grandpa been rapping since ’83!” The Beasties revel in their older-than-old-school references (“Be kind, rewind”) and cultural touchstones (“braggadocio” rhymes with “I’ll make you sick like a Kenny Rogers Roaster”). Where they used to boast about rocking Adidas instead of Fila, now MCA has different footwear issues: “I don’t wear Crocs, and I don’t wear sandals/The pump don’t work ’cause the vandals took the handles.” Continue reading Album Review: Beastie Boys – ‘Hot Sauce Committee Part Two’

Spin Album Review: Foo Fighters – Wasting Light


First Dave Grohl learned to fly. Then, in “Times Like These,” he learned to love and live again. Grohl’s latest lesson? “Learning to walk again,” as he puts it near the end of the seventh Foo Fighters album. That back-to-basics aspiration is no coincidence: After scaling the uppermost heights of modern-rock stardom — Grammy Awards, stadium shows, occasionally drumming for Paul McCartney, and a side project with a dude from Led Freaking Zeppelin — Grohl built a recording studio in his San Fernando Valley garage last year and hired Nevermind producer Butch Vig to oversee Wasting Light, which includes a guest appearance by Nirvana’s Krist Novoselic and heralds Pat Smear’s full-fledged return to the Foo fold. The thing should come wrapped in flannel.

Yet Wasting Light is much more than a salad-days nostalgia trip — it’s Grohl’s most memorable set of songs since 1997’s The Colour and the Shape. Three-guitar riff bombs, like “Bridge Is Burning” and “White Limo,” brandish real heavy-metal muscle, while the insanely catchy “Back and Forth” summons some of Nevermind’s poisoned-pop frenzy. In “I Should Have Known,” with Novoselic on bass, Grohl even snatches back the bluesy power ballad from Kings of Leon. But nowhere does this seen-it-all survivor seem more engaged than he does in “Walk,” where over a typically surging arena-emo groove he convincingly describes his determination to “keep alive a moment at a time.” Sounds simple, feels anything but.

9/10

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9 Out Of 10 For New Foo Fighters Album!


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Check out Spin’s great review of the Foo Fighters new album “Wasting Light”:

Enter the Foo: Your favorite grungy uncle asserts arena dominance

Spin Rating: 9 of 10

First Dave Grohl learned to fly. Then, in “Times Like These,” he learned to love and live again. Grohl’s latest lesson? “Learning to walk again,” as he puts it near the end of the seventh Foo Fighters album. That back-to-basics aspiration is no coincidence: After scaling the uppermost heights of modern-rock stardom — Grammy Awards, stadium shows, occasionally drumming for Paul McCartney, and a side project with a dude from Led Freaking Zeppelin — Grohl built a recording studio in his San Fernando Valley garage last year and hired Nevermind producer Butch Vig to oversee Wasting Light, which includes a guest appearance by Nirvana’s Krist Novoselic and heralds Pat Smear’s full-fledged return to the Foo fold. The thing should come wrapped in flannel. Continue reading 9 Out Of 10 For New Foo Fighters Album!

Album Reviews: Lykke Li – Wounded Rhymes


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Here are a bunch of album reviews for Lykke Li’s new album, which is due to be released tomorrow! According to the reviews it must be pretty good, so buy it!

Spin.com (8/10):

When the Swedish pop ingenue Lykke Li first arrived in 2007 at all of 21, she was an adorable little thing, singing and shimmying with gumption. Her debut album, 2008’s Youth Novels, was as resolute and irrepressible as the best of her compatriots — Robyn, Nina Persson, Jens Lekman, even ABBA. And she enchanted a few notables along the way, including the rapper Drake, who sampled her “Little Bit” for an arresting mixtape deep cut. But there was a chill in the music — sax skronks, woozy keyboards, Kewpie-ish voice lurching to the brink of sadness — that her co-conspirator Bjorn Yttling helped install to keep things from ever getting too cute. Continue reading Album Reviews: Lykke Li – Wounded Rhymes