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#176.2 – May 2010
100 BANDS YOU NEED TO KNOW IN 2003
Drop some science on your too-cool friends, crotchety relatives and allegedly smarter older brothers and sisters: There is great new music being out in the world today. You just gotta dig harder than your typical Clear Channel employee would to find it. This month, we offer up the Used, Taking Back Sunday, Hot Hot Heat, CKY, Mclusky and 95 more reasons to ignore radio and enrich your life.
We preview upcoming CDs from American Hi-Fi, Massive Attack, Blood Brothers, Muggs, Cave In and Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks; get studio updates from Less Than Jake, Beastie Boys and Linkin Park; and list over 100 new discs you’ll be blowing your hard-earned cash on in the new year.
The A.P. Poll asks where you go to discover new music, and it ain’t where the recording industry wants. We remember Joe Strummer; fall in love again with AFI; get literary with Rainer Maria; raid the vaults with Sonic Youth; rip shit up with MuskaBeatz; and tear a page from the book of Nick Cave. All that plus new punk- and skate-friendly shoes; Fat Wreck Chords’ violating homeland security in the news; and more dirt you haven’t seen quoted on message boards-yet.
Our spotlight’s on Alexandra Holden as one actor you need to know in 2003. Plus, DVD Wrap-Up reviews shiny new discs while Now Showing sneak-peeks the latest flicks.
We review new CDs from Zwan, Fabulous Disaster, Joan Of Arc, Ministry, Rainer Maria, Further Seems Forever, Raised Fist and plenty more; Self-Analysis gets the dirt behind new releases from the Movielife and Postal Service; plus Backpedal, Pigeonholed and a special comedy edition of Guest List by Neil Hamburger.
10 ESSENTIAL METAL MAKEOUT ALBUMS
Metal bands have always been direct when it comes to getting down and dirty; these 10 are just a little more to-the-point than most.