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The Best, Most Ground-Breaking Music Videos of 2022

The Best, Most Ground-Breaking Music Videos of 2022 2022, with it’s incessant political and cultural unrest, unruly pandemics, unprovoked violence and authoritative over-stepping, has unsurprisingly also birthed some of the best art and music, including some of the best, most ground-breaking music videos. Personally, I appreciate it when artists have vision. This can be a...

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Jon C. Ireson’s Top Albums of 2021

Jon C. Ireson’s Top Albums of 2021 With the entirety of 2021 lived under the thumb of the pandemic, this year was again focused on recorded music. Aside from ill-advised super-spreader events in the southern states during the summer and a slew of cancelled/restricted shows in the fall, the live music scene was crippled once...

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Gojira’s Fortitude solidifies their prominence in modern metal.

Gojira’s Fortitude solidifies their prominence in modern metal. In the life cycle of a band or artist like Gojira, the constant thrust is to find that sound that’s quintessentially yours. Some concoction of words, sounds, and rhythm that unites your fans in solidarity. The achievement of being able to flick on a radio or a...

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Fall 2020 Album Preview: The Best Albums Heading Your Way This Fall

Fall 2020 Album Preview: The Best Albums Heading Your Way This Fall “Prepare for an onslaught of creative output!!”. That was the shred of positivity thrown around by music industry observers when the pandemic hit and artists were plucked from their tour buses and forced to stay at home and let their minds wander. This...

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Progressive Metal Bandcamp Roundup – The Best of the Best

It’s Saturday, and you know what that means. I’m browsing the ever-high quality website Bandcamp.com specifically looking for the best of the best in progressive metal bands as I work. These bands will all have qualities that I find interesting such as intelligent or philosophical/relevant themes (minus the pretension), fascinating musical choices, and dynamic vocals...

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The Print Industry Is Dead

Ever notice your favorite music magazines disappearing from the store shelves as of late? The print industry has seen better days. It’s safe to say at this point that it is well on it’s way out. Every month, more and more magazines are switching to online formats or folding completely. Does this mean there are...

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