My Chemical Romance Taking Back Sunday Straylight Run Lostprophets Thursday Murder By Death Underoath From First To Last Hawthorne Heights Senses Fail

#210 – February 2010

THE MOST ANTICIPATED ALBUMS OF 2006

My Chemical Romance, Taking Back Sunday, Hawthorne Heights, Senses Fail, NOFX, the Offspring, Sugarcult, From First To Last, Angels & Airwaves, Head Automatica, Armor For Sleep, the Blood Brothers and Atreyu are just a small sampling of the bands who are planning to deliver new noise in 2006. We’ve got the lowdown on these and many others in our annual “Most Anticipated” roundup of tomorrow’s discs today. Oh, and don’t worry: We’ve also got the latest progress reports on all those teams from ’05 who are working overtime…

SECTIONS

INCOMING: LOVE LETTERS, HATE MAIL & SOUND ADVICE

OPINION
Aiden frontman wiL stays clean and sober in AP Op-Ed; and we check in with everyone from OK Go to Shai Hulud (and you, of course) to find out if a band can have style and substance.

NEW RELEASES/IN THE STUDIO
We preview new discs from the Strokes and more; and In The Studio gets progress reports from Thursday, Murder By Death and Lostprophets.

WIRETAPPING
Learn about MCR’s old stomping grounds in Eyeball RecordsLabel Profile; meanwhile, Pretti Vacant and Eldorado Club score an A+ in accessorizing; theAUDITION, Ed Gein and Lorene Drive lead off Low Profiles; Matchbook Romance let us raid their road cases; Public Enemy’s Chuck D asks for an AP subscription; Thrice drummer Riley Breckenridge conducts his monthly rock school; and mewithoutYou crash a college kegger.

SCREENING
Colin Hanks goes apesh*t in King Kong; Mena Suvari goes apesh*t (for different reasons) in Rumor Has It; Jonathan Bennett makes Joel Madden jealous in Cheaper By The Dozen 2; just in case you don’t get everything on your wish list this holiday season, Eye Candy offers some killer music-DVD exchange suggestions; plus, Now Showing pimps what’s new in theaters and DVD players this season.

REVIEWS
Stop by the AP Record Store to get the scoop on brand-spankin’ new releases from System Of A Down, Panic! At The Disco, Sunn0))), Allister, Giant Drag, Most Precious Blood and more; exclusive In-Store Sessions from Straylight Run and Children Of Bodom; get respective history lessons on Black Sabbath and Samhain in I Don’t Know, Ask That Guy and No, Seriously, Ask That Guy; plus Collector’s Corner, Listening Station and the debut of our newest column, End Cap.

10 ESSENTIAL PUNK-ROCK HOLIDAY RECORDS
Okay, these are technically Christmas records, but you try rounding up 10 classic punk-rock discs that cover every imaginable holiday we’re celebrating this month.