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At your own pace: Holy Ship and Commons 2 review

Commons 2 – Speak (One More) Similar artists: Stephen Malkmus, Blur Genre: Indie Rock, Garage Rock Success is often measured by how close you manage to get to the records set by the people that have already proven themselves in a certain field. Sure, this…
7.5
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Bring ‘em back alive: Sisteria and Junket review

Junket – Embers to Ashes Similar artists: Incubus, Deftones, Story of the Year, Lostprophets, Chevelle, Breaking Benjamin, A Day To Remember Genre: Hard Rock, Alternative Rock The fact that pop music is extremely flexible, plastic, and easy to rearrange is a…
7.5
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Shiny hooks: Andrew Adkins and Liv Slingerland

Liv Slingerland – Hey You Genre: Indie Rock Similar artists: Halsey, Olivia Rodrigo, Ani DiFranco, Lauren Ruth Ward, Alex Lahey Highly proficient-executed pop music can’t really be enjoyed while it is being made. Not, at least, if you are one of the serious…
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In a state: Common Goldfish and Dennis Ian

Dennis Ian – Two Figures Similar artists: Black Country, New Road, Bright Eyes, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds Americana, Indie Rock, Alternative Rock Singing and what you look like don’t matter in the grand, old tradition of making pop music. That’s, at…
7.8
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Sainted punks: Carry the 9 and West Wickhams reviewed

West Wickhams – This circus is over Genre: Post-Punk, Gothic / Dark Wave, Indie Rock The so-called post-punk bands always had a knack for finding a problem and then exploiting it to its limit in the form of a song. Sure, this was something that the original punk…