No, All Shook Down Is Just As Bad As You Remember

September 20th, 2010 · Comments Off on No, All Shook Down Is Just As Bad As You Remember

When The Replacements’ All Shook Down came out in the fall of 1990, I was a junior in high school. I’d been a Replacements fan for exactly two years, but even as a 16-year-old, I knew that this was the sound of a band sucking. A few of my friends went out and bought this […]

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Depeche Mode’s ‘Sounds of the Universe’ release date, tracklist

January 29th, 2009 · 2 Comments

I’ve been a Depeche Mode fan since I was a kid. It was my gateway band to bigger and better things, but I’ve always had a soft spot in my heart for it, even for the not-so-great albums (like the past decade’s worth). Well, 2005’s Playing the Angel wasn’t all bad. “Precious” was a good […]

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The Wedding Present on tour + vintage show download

September 3rd, 2008 · 1 Comment

The Wedding Present kicks off its US tour in support of El Rey on September 18th in San Diego. I’ve yet to give the new record more than a perfunctory listen, and I haven’t seen the band since the Saturnalia tour in 1996, so I’m hoping to remedy both soon. Anway, the sound of indie […]

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