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  • 7 years ago

    With 2004's resounding, career-reviving smash American Idiot—and now, the superior 21st Century Breakdown—Green Day have not so much evolved as been completely reborn. Even their name seems to have transformed, from a J-smoking lazy-af...

  • 8 years ago

    I promise that this is the last Fall Out Boy album about which I will complain that Patrick Stump's gloriously thick, wondrously bombastic, and defiantly mouthy vocals are ill-served by bassist Pete Wentz's melodramatic lyrics. Stump, much like he...

  • 8 years ago

    Miley Cyrus's new album, and the first under her real name (her last "split" release was shared with her nom de plume, Hannah Montana), is called Breakout, but for all the relationship discontent it spreads, Breakup fits better. Though she's only ...

  • 8 years ago

    I’m not a futurist, but listening to the Futureheads’ third album, I can’t help but feel slightly hopeful. Like previous outings, the Sunderland four-piece sounds hyped-up and breathless, with no trace of Radiohead’s dystopia o...

  • 9 years ago

    Panic at the Disco is the kind of Las Vegas band that forces tug-o'-wars between emo kids and indie-rock fans. On one hand, they have bombastic choruses and long song titles. On the other, their new Pretty. Odd. was mixed at Abbey Road Studios, op...

  • 9 years ago

    Lust, Lust, Lust came out in the U.K. in November, and while discrepancies in release dates aren't uncommon, there's something symbolic about reviewing this album long after much of the world has already heard it, and from such geographical distan...


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