Album Reviews

Album Review: City Of Fire – City Of Fire

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April 2, 2010
Album Review: City Of Fire – City Of Fire

Title: City Of Fire Artist: City Of Fire Label: Stomp Records (Australia/New Zealand) Released: 9 April 2010 (Available since 2 October 2009 on iTunes in Canada, the US and Europe) In one word: Uninspiring Okay, I’m sure that by now I should have completely given up on Fear Factory and any...
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Album Review: Tony Sly – 12 Song Program

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April 1, 2010
Album Review: Tony Sly – 12 Song Program

Title: 12 Song Program Artist: Tony Sly Label: Fat Wreck Chords Released: 16 February 2010 In one word: Pleasant The debut solo offering from No Use For A Name vocalist Tony Sly is pretty much what would expected from him following 20+ years of penning catchy, often heartfelt pop-punk tunes. Featuring...
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Album Review: The Runaways Soundtrack

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March 29, 2010
Album Review: The Runaways Soundtrack

Title: The Runaways Soundtrack Artist: Various including The Runaways, Joan Jett, Dakota Fanning, The Stooges Label: Atlantic Records Release Date: 23 March 2010 In One Word: Gateway It’s rare that I’ll come across a motion picture soundtrack that I can actually dig, and soundtracks themselves are usually only sought out if...
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Album Review: RATT – Infestation

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March 28, 2010
Album Review: RATT – Infestation

Title: Infestation Artist: RATT Label: Roadrunner Release Date: 20 April 2010 In One Word: Redundant Did you read my WASP review last year? You may stop reading as I’ll be reiterating some of those points made previously. While it’s nowhere near as bad as Babylon it still has that incredible cheese...
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Album Review: Titus Andronicus – The Monitor

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March 26, 2010
Album Review: Titus Andronicus – The Monitor

Title: The Monitor Artist: Titus Andronicus Label: XL Release Date: 16 March 2010 In One Word: Epic This album didn’t do well at first listen for me. The spoken parts that begin the album and carry on as a theme throughout can come off as cheesy, (remember Our Lady Peace, Spiritual...
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Album Review: Mutiny Within – Mutiny Within

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March 25, 2010
Album Review: Mutiny Within – Mutiny Within

Title: Mutiny Within Artist: Mutiny Within Label: Roadrunner Records Release Date: 26 April 2010 In One Word: Wavering First of all I should warn you that I just had a tooth pulled out and I’m in quite a lot of pain, while my face has swollen up like the elephant man,...
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Album Review: The White Stripes – Under Great White Northern Lights

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March 22, 2010
Album Review: The White Stripes – Under Great White Northern Lights

Title: Under Great White Northern Lights Artist: The White Stripes Label: Warner/Third Man Records Release Date: 16 March 2010 In One Word: Disappointing Those whom the gods wish to destroy, they first make great. And The White Stripes once were a truly great band, often mentioned in the same breath as...
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Album Review: The Dillinger Escape Plan – Option Paralysis

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March 18, 2010
Album Review: The Dillinger Escape Plan – Option Paralysis

Title: Option Paralysis Artist: The Dillinger Escape Plan Label: Party Smasher Inc Release Date: 23 March 2010 In One Word: Solid The Dillinger Escape Plan have always had a penchant for two-worded, oddly-titled albums: Calculating Infinity, Miss Machine, Ire Works, and now, Option Paralysis.  Of course, they also have a penchant...
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Album Review: Pavement – Quarantine The Past: The Best of Pavement

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March 15, 2010
Album Review: Pavement – Quarantine The Past: The Best of Pavement

Title: Quarantine The Past: The Best Of Pavement Artist: Pavement Label: Matador Release Date: Out Now (9 March 2010) In One Word: Roots Pavement are back, reclaiming their rightful place in the music scene with a “best of” album. The title for this album, Quarantine The Past, was taken from their...
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Album Review: The HotRats – Turn Ons

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March 12, 2010
Album Review: The HotRats – Turn Ons

Title: Turn Ons Artist: The HotRats Label: G&D Release Date: February 2010 In One Word: Fun Whilst maybe not the most innovative and musically interesting release, this is a whole heap of fun. Featuring two thirds of the utterly brilliant Supergrass, this is a whole album of covers including Elvis Costello’s...
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