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REVIEW: One Direction – ‘Made In The A.M.’

Artist: One Direction Album: Made In The A.M Genre: Pop If the impending hiatus rumors turn out to indeed be true, there is a good chance Made In The A.M. will be the last new material we receive from One Direction for the foreseeable future. To claim that knowledge of that fact doesn’t impact how […]

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REVIEW: Bring Me The Horizon – ‘That’s The Spirit’

Artist: Bring Me The Horizon Album: That’s The Spirit Genre: Rock Having cocooned themselves in the studio following a very successful touring cycle for Sempiternal, Bring Me The Horizon have emerged with a new sound and direction that is both challenging and exciting all at once. That’s The Spirit is very much the point of […]

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Sleeping With Sirens Share “The Strays” Music Video

One of the catchiest songs off Sleeping With Sirens‘ most recent album release now has a music video all its own. When I reviewed Madness at the beginning of March I was quick to point out the immediately infectious nature of a track titled “The Strays.” The first of multiple ballads on the record, the […]

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REVIEW: Sleeping With Sirens – ‘Madness’

Artist: Sleeping With Sirens Album: Madness Label: Epitaph Records Having long secured their position atop the alternative rock genre, Sleeping With Sirens have truly outdone themselves with Madness. As the fourth full-length album from the band in just five years, the album perfectly channels the band’s numerous influences into one big, hook-heavy rock record that […]

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REVIEW: One Direction – ‘Four’

Artist: One Direction Album: Four Genre: Pop Label: Columbia/Syco A year after delivering their hit-filled record Midnight Memories, One Direction have returned with a new album that features a far more mature sound. It’s hard to understand when the members of One Direction found time to record new material over the last twelve months. Between […]

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Stream The Flawless Debut Album From Pvris

The wait is over, fellow music fans. After a year that found them working their way into the hearts of rock fans around the globe, Pvris have finally shared their debut album with the world. If you have yet to hop on the Pvris bandwagon, don’t fret. There is still time to become familiar with […]

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REVIEW: Restorations – ‘LP3’

Artist: Restorations Album: LP3 Label: SideOneDummy Records Genre: Punk Third albums can be a major pain. While most artists are either trying one too many new things in a desperate attempt to reclaim the audience they lost or scraping the bottom of the barrel with repeated ideas that they’re too afraid to let go of, […]

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REVIEW: Hoodie Allen – ‘People Keep Talking’

Artist: Hoodie Allen Album: People Keep Talking Genre: Hip-hop After half a decade of free tracks, mixtapes, and a slew of critically acclaimed EPs, Hoodie Allen is finally sharing his long-awaited debut album with the world. To say the results were worth the wait would be a massive understatement. People Keep Talking is the culmination […]

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REVIEW: Gnarwolves – ‘Gnarwolves’

Artist: Gnarwolves Album: Gnarwolves Label: Pure Noise Records Let’s be honest, it’s pretty hard for a pop punk band to climb out of the grave that the “Defend Pop Punk” movement has become. A name like Gnarwolves backed up by images of pizza slices and skateboards can either serve as a calling card to invite […]

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REVIEW: Bad Luck – ‘Cold Bones’

Artist: Bad Luck Album: Cold Bones Label: Tragic Hero Records Genre: Pop-Punk / Emo Just as metal is all about brutality and anger, a majority of pop-punk hinges its existence on energetic chorus-lines and nostalgia, which are exactly what Bad Luck are (generously) pouring out on their Tragic Hero debut, Cold Bones. That’s not merely […]

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REVIEW: 7Seconds – ‘Leave A Light On’

Artist: 7 Seconds Album: Leave a Light On Genre: Hardcore Label: Rise Records Remember back when punk musicians didn’t care to impress anybody but themselves? Alright, music fans can (and will) argue that punks have always been apathetic towards the opinions of others, but it almost feels like with every passing year, there are more […]

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REVIEW: ’68 – ‘Midnight’

Artist: ’68 Album: Midnight Genre: Rock, Hardcore, Grunge Label: Unsigned Contrary to popular belief, rock and roll music never quite died; it’s more that utterly terrible music wrongfully snatched the spotlight away and called itself rock. Yes, there have been several bands that have sprung up to fight the good fight (and have done a […]