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Hellogoodbye – Zombies! Aliens! Vampires! Dinosaurs!

January 17th, 2007


Dance Dance Revolution

Every once and a while, its okay to revert back into a silly thirteen year old, dancing around spastically and singing into a hairbrush. Zombies! Aliens! Vampires! Dinosaurs! by synth rock band Hellogoodbye often has this effect, so hipsters may want to take caution when listening.
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By Danielle Reicherter Posted in Reviews

Damone – Out Here All Night

January 3rd, 2007


New Metal

This just in: 80s hair metal has risen from the grave and been given a modern makeover. Simply replace the swaggering, cheesy lead singer with nineteen-year-old guitar-playing punk chick Noelle Leblanc, and the result is Out Here All Night by Boston band Damone. Read more…

By Danielle Reicherter Posted in Reviews

My Chemical Romance – The Black Parade

December 17th, 2006


Not Your Average Macys Parade

Six months ago, a new mysterious band called The Black Parade launched a one page website that contained only their name scrawled in white, silhouettes of the five members, and a few echoing piano notes. Rumors spread and eventually the secret of My Chemical Romance’s third album alter ego The Black Parade was revealed. Read more…

By Danielle Reicherter Posted in Reviews

Plain White T’s – Every Second Counts

December 5th, 2006


Doesn’t Count as Much

Congratulations, Plain White T’s! The award for this year’s hopeless romantic album goes to your latest CD, Every Second Counts. Always the victim of love, each song would be perfect as background music for a ‘lonely without you’ montage on The OC. Read more…

By Danielle Reicherter Posted in Reviews

Thursday – A City By The Light Divided

October 27th, 2006


Thursday Everyday

Geoff Rickly is relatively calm considering that several demos of his band’s hard work were stolen and leaked over the Internet. Thursday is known for their support of the spread of music via file-sharing, but warn that the album versions “have all changed substantially.” One can’t blame Thursday fans for anticipating A City By The Light Divided, the continued diary of personal songs documenting life from high school in New Jersey to the present. Read more…

By Danielle Reicherter Posted in Reviews

Pretty Girls Make Graves Р̻lan Vital

September 26th, 2006


Darwin’s Pride

What’s in a name? Pretty Girls Make Graves adopted theirs from a Smiths song/ Jack Kerouac quote in 2001, and have wisely titled their latest album êlan Vital. Referring to the philosophy of an evolution-causing force, êlan Vital showcases a shift in maturity and style experimentation. Read more…

By Danielle Reicherter Posted in Reviews

Jonah Matranga – There’s A Lot In Here

August 24th, 2006


A Lot of Talent in Here

Jonah Matranga no longer wants to be entirely anonymous. After five years under the moniker onelinedrawing, Matranga has released the solo CD/DVD There’s A Lot In Here under his own name. The disc documents Jonah’s ultimate DIY tour with his trusty guitar and R2-D2 drum machine, playing in friend’s houses and the occasional actual venue. Read more…

By Danielle Reicherter Posted in Reviews

AFI – decemberunderground

July 25th, 2006


Will Give You Chills

Genius. Freaks. Life-changing. Wusses. However you view punk band A Fire Inside, there will always be someone else with a contrary opinion. With fifteen years of experience in the music industry, criticism doesn’t phase AFI. Their only shock was the sudden popularity of decemberunderground, the California band’s seventh release. Read more…

By Danielle Reicherter Posted in Reviews

Boysetsfire – The Misery Index: Notes from the Plague Years

July 11th, 2006


Anything But Miserable

Loyal fans of Boysetsfire have divided, resulting in many heated forum discussions and angry blog entries. The controversy concerns whether the Delaware emocore band’s latest album, The Misery Index: Notes from the Plague Years, reveals a newly evolved sound, or if it is the antithesis of their previous recordings such as 2001’s After The Eulogy. Read more…

By Danielle Reicherter Posted in Reviews

Panic! at the Disco – A Fever You Can’t Sweat Out

July 3rd, 2006


An Album You Can’t Get Out of Your Head

The name Panic! at the Disco evokes the image of MySpace-obsessed teens in unstoppable dance frenzy. When listening to their debut album, A Fever You Can’t Sweat Out, one would never suspect that the band members themselves are 18 and 19 year-old scenesters like their audience. Just a few years ago, members Ryan Ross (guitars), Spencer Smith (drums), Brendon Urie (vocals), and ex-bassist Brent Wilson were vying for attention from Fall Out Boy’s Pete Wentz, who signed them onto his then fledgling record label, Decaydance. Read more…

By Danielle Reicherter Posted in Reviews