Posts Tagged ‘ Alternative ’

Yuck Releases Self-Titled Debut: A Review

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February 17, 2011
Yuck Releases Self-Titled Debut: A Review

The debut release from London’s Yuck lives up to its name on only one song. The long, droning “Rubber” has weak vocals by Daniel Blumberg (guitarist) that are lost in a quagmire of mediocrity. It really doesn’t come close to justifying a seven minute plus length. I am glad I continued to listen past...
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The Decemberists’ New Album ‘The King Is Dead’ Released January 18th, 2011

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January 18, 2011
The Decemberists’ New Album ‘The King Is Dead’ Released January 18th, 2011

The single “Down By The Water” from the Decemberists’ new album The King Is Dead has an obvious single feel to it, that and it is simply just a darn good song. The two bareboned songs “January Hymn” and “June Hymn” have a drowsy feel to them. “Don’t Carry It All” instantly reminded me of...
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Wire Releases ‘Red Barked Trees’ on January 11th, 2011

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January 10, 2011
Wire Releases ‘Red Barked Trees’ on January 11th, 2011

The alternative band Wire’s latest release ‘Red Barked Trees’ shows why the band, formed in London in 1976, has stayed in the music business so long. Taking long breaks and staying fresh, rhythm guitar/vocalist/music writer Colin Newman, bassist/lyricist Graham Lewis, guitarist Bruce Gilbert, and drummer Robert Grey are in fine form here. If you like...
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Cake, Avril Lavigne, and Green Day to Release New Albums

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January 10, 2011
Cake, Avril Lavigne, and Green Day to Release New Albums

Coming out January 11th, 2011, Sacramento, California alternative group Cake’s album titled ‘Showroom Of Compassion’ is set for release. The song from the album “Federal Funding” features a tongue in cheek rip on Government pork barrel policies. “Got To Move”  has a tasty guitar sound I really like. “Sick Of  You”  has great guitars...
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