Sunday, September 23, 2018

Your Friend’s ‘Gumption’ album is delightfully dreary

Your Friend Gumption Gumption is a musical oxymoron of sorts—delightfully dreary. It's the score for sitting at your window and watching the rain fall outside on a dark day...

Being As An Ocean stick to tried and true on self-titled record (Review)

Being As An Ocean Being As An Ocean You’ll never hear a bad record from Being As An Ocean. The band largely stick to tried-and-true dual-vocalist post-hardcore, yet the...

Fall Out Boy boldly challenge themselves and their fans with ‘American Beauty/American Psycho’

Fall Out Boy American Beauty/American Psycho Fall Out Boy have always had a bit of a fearless streak, but it hasn’t necessarily manifested itself on their records. In the...

Rancid – …Honor Is All We Know

Rancid ...Honor Is All We Know Before we go any further: Yes, ...Honor Is All We Know, the first Rancid album in nearly six years, absolutely rules. But did...

Bloc Party – Four

Bloc Party Four This review originally ran in AP 290. The new offering from Bloc Party is sprinkled with some intra-band asides and buzzing amps, signifiers for a “being there”...

The Used – The Used

The Used The Used Emerging as the post-hardcore and modern-day screamo scenes were steadily building momentum in 2002, the Used clawed their way onto the map on the merits...

Emery

Emery While Broken Hearts Prevail EP Emery's castigation of standard spiritual themes and transparent post-rock noodling have taken on many forms since their inception. It isn't until this latest...

Circus Devils

Circus Devils Ataxia Inhabiting the post-punk/experimental segment of his ever expanding musical psyche, Robert Pollard continues his collaboration with Tim and Todd Tobias in one of his longest-lived side...

The Fratellis

The Fratellis Here We Stand We hate to sound like some record label douche, but on Here We Stand, the follow-up to Glaswegian power-pop trio the Fratellis’ invigorating debut,...

Static Thought

Static Thought The Motive For Movement The Motive For Movement commences with the colossal “Faces,” a seemingly beefed-up Gang Of Four number with jagged, angular guitars and pointed socio-political...

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