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  • 7 years ago

    "What the hell are these guys up to?" Any respectable Jesus and Mary Chain album should leave you asking that question repeatedly. There's an art to bewilderment, to constantly skewering an audience's expectations; early on, especially, Jim and Wi...

  • 8 years ago

    The Hives tend to fare best when they focus on all-out sonic gristle, with rhythms violent enough to atomize click-tracks and metronomes. But locked-in grooves dominate this fourth outing from the Swedish outfit, once self-identifying as the punke...

  • 9 years ago

    An album that starts with a taste of the whip—a little snapping electric fillip—makes its intentions plain enough, and doubtless the rap-gone–Grand Guignol posturings of the Game's sophomore outing will please abuse junkies, even if...

  • 9 years ago

    Thugs and would-be thugs aren't likely to spin Lupe Fiasco's long-anticipated (and frequently delayed) debut more than once, but if you ever longed to seek solace in a gentler, string-drenched rap world, consider this disc your primer. Leaked on t...

  • 10 years ago

    The band most recently deified by the English music press, the Arctic Monkeys—four very young Sheffield men—likely do not care about expectations, as you'd venture from their debut album's title, Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm...

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