You know what you’re getting with AC/DC, and their style hasn’t changed a bit since 1973. You’re either a fan of their unpretentious hard rock, or turned off by their juvenile theatrics. Me? I find their medley of over-charged power chords and filthy lyrics impossible to dislike. Their mantra is simple: If it isn’t broke, don’t fix it. Because their […]
The King of Limbs, like any recent Radiohead album, is a real grower. I’ve had it on constant rotation for the last few weeks and it is a worthy follow-up to In Rainbows. This is a band that many have dismissed as “pretentious” or even “depressing”, but you should ignore such criticism. Few British rock bands are as creative as Radiohead and […]
It’s hard to believe that Seattle grunge heroes Pearl Jam are twenty years old. Music has changed immeasurably since the release of their monolithic Ten in 1991…and not really for the better. It was a time when alternative music regularly topped the billboard chart, so it’s hard not to get a little nostalgic for the 90’s.
The long-awaited Beastie Boys album, Hot Sauce Committee Part Two, is finally available. To commemorate the release the trio have revealed two B-sides that will be included on deluxe editions of the record. Sounds like vintage Beasties to me. Oh, and if you have yet to ch-check it out, Fight for Your Right – Revisited comes highly recommended.
So, there’s a new Strokes album out called Angles. I listened to the whole thing when it was streaming on their official site and my initial reaction was one of total indifference. After hearing the single a few times on commercial radio, my opinion has only worsened. The Strokes are a band you either love or hate, and while it would […]
This is surely the most star-studded short film ever made. Fight for Your Right – Revisited answers that age-old question: what happened after the grand hootenanny detailed in 80’s classic “(You Gotta) Fight for Your Right (to Party)”? The supposed track on the long-awaited Beastie Boys album Hot Sauce Committee Part I is brought to stunning life by an all-star cast […]
Ahh…The Offspring. For a while there they were really something. In the years from their self-titled début to 2000’s Conspiracy of One, they were one of the greatest punk acts ever to break into the mainstream. Things started going wrong when the label-enforced “Pretty Fly (for a White Guy)” topped the charts and their output has only gotten more watered-down since, culminating […]
Lady Gaga’s smash hit single “Born This Way” met a mixed response initially when it first came out, with many music critics pointing out that it sounds exactly like “Express Yourself” by Madonna. Upon hearing the similarities myself, it’s not a wholesale rip-off, but I did wonder if a legal challenge may be on the cards, but so far nothing’s […]
Haunting indie folk cabin-dweller Bon Iver’s eagerly anticipated second album, Bon Iver, looks set to be released this summer, hot off the heels of his brief and unexpected collaboration with obnoxious hip hop giant Kanye West. Led by songwriter Justin Vernon, Bon Iver’s sleeper hit “Skinny Love” from their last album For Emma, Forever Ago is currently being shamelessly murdered […]