White Lies – Ritual

Release Date: January 18, 2011 Reviewed by Chris Johnston In total brutal honesty, I can’t find a single thing likeable about this record. It’s very unfortunate, considering the first 30 seconds of the opening track, “Is Love” is kind of catchy. At first, I was hopeful. But fact of the matter is, New Wave is […]

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The Decemberists – The King Is Dead

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Release Date: January 18, 2011 Reviewed by Joseph Novak The new Decemberists record — The King is dead, out Jan. 18 — is splendid in what the band decided to keep doing and what they’ve seemed to leave behind. Colin Meloy and crew threw out the conceptual tales of fairies and romps in the forest […]

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Motorhead – The World Is Yours

Release Date: February 8th, 2011 Reviewed by Jeff Brinn Motorhead has always been like a festering scab in the world of hard rock, you keep picking at it and it still always seems to shows its ugly face. These English road warriors have been trudging the roads since 1975 and with zero commitment to follow […]

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Dropkick Murphys – Going Out in Style

Release Date: March 1st, 2011 Reviewed by Joseph Novak Traditional Irish cover song? Check. Foot-stomping pub song about the working man? Check. Lilting ballad about missing home, family and friends? Check. Fired up sports anthem that makes you want to punch a skinhead in the face? Check. Straight ahead rock song with guest vocals by […]

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Mike Patton – Mondo Cane

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Release Date: May 4, 2010 Reviewed by Mirak Habbiyyieh Mike Patton has finally been able to release Mondo Cane after several years of delays. Mondo Cane features cover versions of 1950s and 1960s Italian pop music, performed by Mike Patton with a 65-piece orchestra. If you are a into jazz or orchestra type music, then […]

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