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RIFF’d: Faith No More’s ‘Sol Invictus’

Back in the saddle after 18 years since their last release, Faith No More decided on Sol Invictus to stop just being weird for the sake of being weird. Or, for that matter, they stopped […]

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RIFF’d: METZ’s ‘II’

Some internet-ers are hailing Sub Pop’s newest standard-bearers METZ as musical reincarnations of acts ranging from Melvins to Nirvana, while also garnering comparisons to contemporaries like Pissed Jeans and tourmates Fidlar. Whatever your stance on […]

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Listing: Death Grips’ Nihilistic, Suicidal ‘Swan Song’ ‘Jenny Death’

Every weirdo, 4chan user, and experimental music fan just had Christmas come early. Or, ridiculously late, if you count the original wait. Jenny Death, the second half of Death Grips‘ supposed final act, The Powers That […]

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RIFF’d: Modest Mouse’s ‘Strangers to Ourselves’

Eight years after their last album, and over a decade since their mainstream heyday, Modest Mouse have returned. Between life happening and their continual revolving-door of personnel, they’d be forgiven for not having too much […]

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RIFF’d: Father John Misty’s ‘I Love You, Honeybear’

Once Josh Tillman dubbed himself Father John Misty and took to strutting across the stage of Letterman as the “Only Son of the Ladies’ Man,” it was clear the man didn’t want to be separated […]

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LISTING: 5 Socio-Political Frustrations in Sleater-Kinney’s ‘No Cities to Love’

Sleater-Kinney’s original run was before its time. Riot Grrrl’s peak came before the mighty internet, which may have diluted the egalitarian cause of feminism with Tumblr’s more common caricature of misandrist hypocrisy, but at least […]

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RIFF’d: TV on the Radio’s ‘Seeds’

TV on the Radio for the longest time could do no wrong. Everything they touched was gold, a Midas touch that has sustained them for over decade. That is until their fifth studio album Seeds […]

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RIFF’d: Foo Fighters’ ‘Sonic Highways’

Foo Fighters might be the modern era’s Rolling Stones. Their near two-decades nonstop commercial success makes them as close to an institutional dynasty as any rock band we’ve got. Red Hot Chili Peppers come close, […]

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RIFF’d: Damien Rice’s ‘My Favourite Faded Fantasy’

Damien Rice has been gone quite some time. Even when he was around, he never hit the household-name status of his contemporaries, but like every respectable singer-songwriter, all it takes is a big breakup to […]

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Streetside: Melvins at the Showbox in Seattle; October 18, 2014

Melvins are one of the best sludge-stoner metal bands of all time and arguably the first. Of course, that’s not exactly the most lucrative genre, unless you speed it up to midtempo radio format, slap […]

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