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10 alternative songs that explore the highs and lows of mental health
10 alternative songs that explore the highs and lows of mental health
If there's anything that holds true throughout the alternative music scene, it's an inclination toward vulnerable self-expression. For decades, artists have worn their hearts on their sleeves while navigating conflict, both external and inward-facing, to remind their audiences that, no matter how isolating the circumstance, you're never truly alone. Such ...
10 alt Kidz Bop covers from the 2000s that are so bad, they’re good
10 alt Kidz Bop covers from the 2000s that are so bad, they’re good
From low-rise jeans to flashy Myspace themes, the 2000s was an era defined by flamboyancy. While the majority of those embarrassing trends naturally faded with time, one product of the '00s has overstayed its welcome. The infamous brand Kidz Bop has been churning out family-friendly compilation albums since 2001 sung by kids, for kids...
Here’s why the All-American Rejects’ return feels just like 2005
Here’s why the All-American Rejects’ return feels just like 2005
The All-American Rejects have found themselves in a similar spot to where they were 15 years ago, minus the “camera phones” and hotel bed bugs.  As guitarist Nickolas Wheeler reflects on the group’s monumental Move Along era, he says it came during a “dark time” after the 2004 election. And as the group prep a return wi...
20 scene closing album tracks that you should always skip to first
20 scene closing album tracks that you should always skip to first
Sometimes you have to finish before you start. While streaming and playlists have killed the album experience for some, there are plenty of other music fans who still clamor for the full record. The bands below found creative and inspiring ways to end their LPs with a song so strong, it remains the perfect closing statement to their batch of standout tracks...
19 scene albums from 2008 you’re probably still blasting in your car
19 scene albums from 2008 you’re probably still blasting in your car
As legendary bands in the scene continued to mature musically and grow away from the genres that they became known for, newly established musicians were creating blends that sparked new categories for scene music. In 2008, Fall Out Boy released their last album before their hiatus, and I Set My Friends On Fire popularized crunkcore...

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