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Dopamine by Third Eye Blind

Album Review Six years is a long time between albums, so it’s not surprising Third Eye Blind changed between the release of 2009’s Ursa Major and 2015’s Dopamine. The biggest change was the contentious departure of guitarist Tony Fredianelli, a mainstay in TEB since he replaced founding member Kevin Cadogan in 2000, a move that reinforces how Third Eye Blind ...

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The Private Music of Tangerine Dream by Tangerine Dream

Album Review Tangerine Dream recorded four works for Peter Baumann’s Private Music label between the years 1988 and 1990. The Private Music of Tangerine Dream distills these four works into a single disc, adding two “new” tracks at the end. Listeners who enjoy late-period Tangerine Dream are likely to enjoy this sampler, while earlier fans will no doubt squirm through ...

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Directions To See a Ghost by The Black Angels

The sultry neo-psychedelic sound of the Black Angels came together in spring 2004. Hailing from Austin, Texas, they initially comprised Stephanie Bailey (drums), Christian Bland (guitar), Alex Maas (vocals), Jennifer Raines (organ), and Nathan Ryan (bass), and took their name from a Velvet Underground classic, “The Black Angel’s Death Song.” The band’s self-titled debut EP was released in late 2005. ...

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Are You Ready? Sweet Live by The Sweet

Biography Formed: 1968 in London, England Genre: Rock Years Active: ’70s, ’80s, ’90s, ’00s, ’10s In some ways, the Sweet epitomized all the tacky hubris and garish silliness of the early ’70s. Fusing bubblegum melodies with crunching, fuzzy guitars, the band looked a heavy metal band, but were as tame as any pop group. It was a dichotomy that served ...

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Dopamine by Third Eye Blind

Album Review Six years is a long time between albums, so it’s not surprising Third Eye Blind changed between the release of 2009’s Ursa Major and 2015’s Dopamine. The biggest change was the contentious departure of guitarist Tony Fredianelli, a mainstay in TEB since he replaced founding member Kevin Cadogan in 2000, a move that reinforces how Third Eye Blind ...

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Big Science by Laurie Anderson

Genuine Insight by Proxonaut A review of this album must first point out that when released in 1982 the last two songs – “Walk the Dog” and “Big Science 2” – were not included, These have been added subsequently. I know because I have the original vinyl album. And, I must say, in my opinion they really add nothing to ...

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Plead the Fifth by Taproot

Album Review Plead the Fifth – clever title for a fifth album, that – finds Taproot going to back to basics, shedding the melodic flourishes of Blue-Sky Research and the progressive elements of Our Long Road Home in favor of the heavy grind of their first two albums. Being children of the new millennium nu-metal, Taproot’s metal isn’t exactly simple: ...

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The String Quartet Tribute to KISS by Vitamin String Quartet

Album Review This string tribute to Kiss actually has pretty cool cover art for a budget release, incorporating violins into a graphic reminiscent of the band’s famous face paint. That said, the chamber quartet versions of Kiss faves like “Detroit Rock City,” “Strutter,” “Love Gun,” and “Rock & Roll All Night” have little connection to the originals. They’re the chuckle-worthy ...

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Low Riders in Space – Shawn Lee

Low Riders in Space Space Rock: An Interstellar Traveler’s Guide Shawn Lee Genre: Psychedelic Price: $0.99 Release Date: November 18, 2016 © ℗ 2016 Purple Pyramid Records Related Videos Mix - Rock1.5 Hours of Rock n' Roll - Rock/Hard Rock Playlist90's Alternative, Pop, Soft RockTHE ULTIMATE ROCK COLLECTION 1 186SHARES Twitter Facebook Google+

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We Came As Romans by We Came As Romans

We Came as Romans hail from Troy, MI, an upscale Detroit suburb that gave birth to the band’s blend of post-hardcore and melodic screamo. Guitarist Joshua Moore, bassist Andy Glass, drummer Eric Choi, guitarist Lou Cotton, and vocalists David Stephens and Kyle Pavone headlined shows in the Michigan area before graduating to the national circuit, where they opened shows for ...

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