8.5
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Nicolai Dunger and Ames Harding & the Mirage Reviewed

Nicolai Dunger – To Be Tough Similar artists: Van Morrison, Calexico, John Craigie, Rufus Wainwright Genre: Americana The future of music may well sound very retro. But don’t stop and worry about that. It’s always been this way. Ever since Bob Dylan or Van…
7.5
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Icons of Industry and O KANENAS Reviewed

Icons of Industry – Eloquence Similar artists: Kansas, Queen Genre: Progressive Rock Getting good at anything of real importance takes a good amount of time and a great amount of dedication. Most people simply can’t find it. And many of the ones that can…
Alternative History

The Meaning Behind "Civil War" by Guns N' Roses

Guns N’ Roses was too many a hard-rock band with plenty of songs about their debauched lifestyle spent on the Sunset Strip and one ballad, “Sweet Child O’ Mine.” However, it was “Civil War” that showed the group could construct rock epics…
8.0
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The Flowers Of Indulgence and Nick Ray Reviewed

The Flowers Of Indulgence – 2 Dollars and 99 Cents  Similar artists: The Black Keys, The Band Genre: Folk, Classic Rock Bands and artists releasing their b-sides, demos, or previously disregarded material is nothing new. Hell, some bands go as far as to…
7.8
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The Cle Elum and Miron Reviewed

The Cle Elum – I Am A Robot (feat. Matthew Caws) Similar artists: Guided By Voices, Sloan, Nada Surf, Superdrag, The Posies Genre: Indie Rock, Alternative Rock People who write pop songs are usually opportunists, scam artists, and gold miners who hope to make…
Cabinet of curiosities

The Very Best Rock Songs About Dogs

Rock songs about dogs are often written as those about cars, girls, or even losing your job. But they call them “man’s best friend” for a reason, and eventually, most songwriters will attempt to write a tune about their four-legged, furry companion. Or…
7.8
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Ian Stafford and Aqualine Reviewed

Ian Stafford – Wilder Similar artists: Lord Huron, Noah Kahan, Zach Bryan Genre: Southern Rock / Red Dirt, Alt-Country Karaoke singing shows are just as popular on television as they have been for a long time. And, while denying their entertainment potential…
8.0
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DIN NYC and Conrad Reviewed

DIN NYC – No.9 Similar artists: The Jesus and Mary Chain, Eddie Cochran, Little Richard Genre: Punk, Alternative Rock Great artists tend to start out by pissing up potential fans and endangering themselves. But, if enough people decide that they like their…