The Problem with Pitchfork

Something about Pitchfork has always rubbed me the wrong way, but I’ve never understood exactly what. The most obvious answer would…

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The Most Underrated Album of Our Time

More often than not, a rock album of any significant begins it’s critical and commerical reception with a period of scorn/hatred/ignorance….

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1 Minute of Madness!
(Top 10 songs that are 1 minute long or less)

The art of the short song is a tricky one to master. The song must be concise, while not feeling incomplete…

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1 Minute of Madness! (Top 10 songs that are 1 minute long or less)

The art of the short song is a tricky one to master. The song must be concise, while not feeling incomplete…

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First Impressions: Of All Things I Will Soon Grow Tired (Joyce Manor)

So far this year has yielded a few highly anticipated releases for us: The Sidekicks’s “Awkward Breeds”, Cheap Girls’s “Giant Orange”,…

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Refused are Fucking Dead?

“Rather be forgotten, than remembered for giving in” – Summer Holidays vs. Punk Routine (Refused) The concept of band reunions has…

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Top 5 Punk Rock Guitar Solos

A guitar solo in punk rock is a bit of a contradiction. Normally a solo is where a musician can show…

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Superchunk – Majesty Shredding (review of 1/2 the album)

Much to my embarrassment, just a few days ago I discovered Superchunk‘s 2010 album “Majesty Shredding.” I’m quite impressed, particularly with…

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Rubber Room

I was alone in San Francisco on my way to see the US Bombs for the first time. Confused by the…

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