Deluxe Editions are Killing Albums

We’ve already spoken at length about the future of formats and the decline of the album, today we’d like to discuss…

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In Defense of Joey Briggs’s Right to Believe in Anything

Earlier we talked about how the press was treating Thrice singer Dustin Kensrue unfairly. Today we will be looking at the…

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The Rolling Stones: Christians or Communists?

For me, Beggars Banquet is the greatest Rolling Stones album there is. A lot of record nerds will say that Exile…

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Thoughts on the Thrice Breakup

There’s been a lot of speculation about Thrice’s breakup in the message boards and news lately, specifically focusing on singer/writer Dustin…

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Snap Judgements: Punk’s Past few Months Reviewed

Last year was probably the most creatively bankrupt year for the punk scene in my lifetime. It felt like their was…

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The Encore Everyone Saw Coming

It’s been some time since I’ve been to a stadium rock and roll show (pre-American Idiot Greenday I think). I guess…

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Album Closers Done Right

Album closers are a tricky business. This is the last song the listener will hear, you want it to be good….

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Live Shows Worth Seeing

I think shows and records are the two chief outputs of a band (I suppose I’m ignoring minor things like t-shirts,…

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Best Music of 2012

Best Music of 2012

It’s been a pretty average year for music, not as bad as last year, but overall still pretty mediocre. What’s most…

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Are All the Rock Stars Dead?

The modern day mythology of sex, drugs, & rock’n’roll is as unquestionably accepted as any other role we pigeonhole ourselves into….

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