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Who Says There’s No Good Music Anymore? Here Are The 50 Best Albums of the 2010’s

Anyone who quips that there’s no good music anymore needs to open up and let it in. Music is more daring, experimental and free than ever, and the artists who fearlessly explore are often rewarded with appreciation from the music loving community. From edgy late-in-life releases like Bowie’s ‘blackstar’ to mind-expanding opuses like Kamasi Washington’s...

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REFUSED Release “War Music”. Some Bands Just Want to Watch the World Burn.

Swedish hardcore punk legends REFUSED have released their long-awaited new album “War Music” October 18, 2020 via Spinefarm Records. The album was produced by Martin Ehrencrona. So what can be said about it? It’s hard to say. What can be said about a boot stomping on a human face forever? If you’ve been through enough...

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The cranks and gears of Piqued Jacks’ “Just A Machine”

Just A Machine, the newest EP from Piqued Jacks, opens with the quick crack of a distorted egg. What then dribbles out is the yolk of six fluctuating industrial rock songs that leave the listener scrambled. The title and opening track starts with a patient riff that falls right off a cliff. When it lands...

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Vagrant Beat/Zapano split EP review

Noise rock/post-hardcore bands Vagrant Beat and Zapano have quite a focused attack plan on their 2012 split EP available at Bandcamp. With precise bursts of noise and a joyful sense of abandon and mischief, both groups should impress fans of Botch, Drive like Jehu, Refused, Fugazi, Torche, and Future of the Left. Vagrant Beat really...

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EP Review – We The People! “It’s the True Reality”

Hardcore music has a history of both aggression and painful personal histories expressed, but what most people overlook when looking at the genre, if they do so at all, is the relentless positivity evident in much of the lyrics, and the consistent message amongst many hardcore acts that is amongst the most relevant to youth...

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