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  • 11 years ago

    Though they've been known to tour with such knuckle-draggers as Korn and Insane Clown Posse, Mindless Self Indulgence are two guys and two girls playacting "rock band" for suburban kids in a way that's decidedly un-macho. Not just because of the w...

  • 12 years ago

    Hidden somewhere deep in the caves along the border of Afghanistan and Pakistan, so far from civilization that a primal scream is blown away with the tiny glass shards of sand, lives the sound of Bottom. On their third album, you'rNext, long drone...

  • 12 years ago

    Some albums aren't meant to be picked apart. The Mars Volta's Frances the Mute carves explosive shapes out of silence with anguished wails, Sgt. Pepper string arrangements, swelling Latin horn sections, and hyperactive rhythms that stampede ahead ...

  • 12 years ago

    A band has to have some nerve to put out a concept album these days. Especially if they play prog rock, which is sure to get eyes rolling anyway. Fortunately, Wolverine's Cold Light of Monday doesn't really feel like a concept album. On this depar...

  • 12 years ago

    In the chilled European landscapes along the North Sea, where you can hardly stroll the woods without the ghost of a Viking whispering about how "restless" he is, it takes more than a growly singer and distorted guitars to make music heavy. Bands ...

  • 13 years ago

    Steve Burns was a rock star long before he recorded an album. Millions of kids dressed like him, in the green striped shirt from Blue's Clues, and bought the stuffed Steve doll with a molded-plastic head. Women all over the world wrote him gushing...


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