Posts Tagged “albums”

Relient K: Mmhmm

By themedia | January 2, 2011

Artist: Relient K Album: Mmhmm Label: Gotee Records, Capitol Records Reviewer: Julie Wagoner The holidays were great but there were some tense times to be endured throughout the season. For one, Christmas songs were played non-stop in the stores. When you got to your car, you were eager to hear something new that has nothing [...]

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The Rasmus: Dead Letters

By themedia | January 2, 2011

Artist: The Rasmus Album: Dead Letters Label: Interscope Records Reviewer: Leslie Flynn Most people wouldn’t think that listening to a rock band that had been infused with a seminal disco beat would sound any good, but once again the Europeans were eager to experiment. With The Rasmus’ debut album in the United States, they created [...]

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Papa Roach: Getting Away with Murder

By themedia | January 2, 2011

Artist: Papa Roach Album: Getting Away with Murder Label: Geffen Records Reviewer: John Frank Getting Away With Murder has a title that you would expect from Papa Roach, it has a somewhat depressing tone that follows their previous releases such as lovehatetragedy and Old Friends from Young Years. If you are familiar with the band, [...]

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Orgy: Punk Statik Paranoia

By themedia | January 2, 2011

Artist: Orgy Album: Punk Statik Paranoia Label: D1 Music Reviewer: John Frank What happens to a band who has a hit single, a gold record, and a cult following? Well, if that band is Orgy, then they take a huge sabbatical and lose a couple members after a sophomore album that was good, but didn’t [...]

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Northstar: Pollyana

By themedia | January 2, 2011

Artist: Northstar Album: Pollyana Label: Triple Crown Records Reviewer: Jordan Hoefar Bands that are distinctly themselves should be more of a frequent occurrence. Fortunately, Northstar has graced us with their own flavor of rock. The guitar tones, riffs, melodies, and lyrics are indisputably branded with their sound. Their 2002 release, “Is This Thing Loaded?” delivered [...]

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Nine Inch Nails: With Teeth

By themedia | January 2, 2011

Artist: Nine Inch Nails Album: With Teeth Label: Interscope Records Reviewer: John Frank This is definitely not a band trying to prove something, or out to experiment with new sounds. Trent Reznor and the rest of this band has taken the criticism and played with new techniques, With Teeth is really not going to affect [...]

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Name Taken: Hold On

By themedia | January 2, 2011

Artist: Name Taken Album: Hold On Label: Fiddler Records Reviewer: Jordan Hoefar For ages the youth of America has been associated with music. We’re just those “kids with their rock music”. But now we don’t just listen to it, we create it. So, as the 90’s unraveled and brought about these past years of the [...]

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My Chemical Romance: Three Cheers for Sweet Revenge

By themedia | January 2, 2011

Artist: My Chemical Romance Album: Three Cheers for Sweet Revenge Label: Reprise Records Reviewer: Jonathan Yost So, I have determined that I need to plug my ears when people tell me about new music or bands. I hear all these great and wonderful things, and then I listen to the CD expecting Saint Peter to [...]

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Motion City Soundtrack: Commit This to Memory

By themedia | January 2, 2011

Artist: Motion City Soundtrack Album: Commit This to Memory Label: Epitaph Records Reviewer: John Frank This record is a debut of sorts on a couple levels. While Motion City Soundtrack already had a release, it was more of just a compilation of songs that had been written at various points in the bands early days. [...]

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Morrissey: You Are the Quarry

By themedia | January 2, 2011

Artist: Morrissey Album: You Are The Quarry Label: Sanctuary Records Group Reviewer: Dann Dykas Some say, that the great rock stars age gracefully. Almost like their legend holds them outside of time. Luckily for Steven Patrick Morrissey, the former mastermind of the 80’s brit-band The Smiths, this statement holds true. Yet, it’s a shame that [...]

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