35 Songs I Liked in 2014

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Yesterday, I ran down my favourite albums of the year. Today, I’m going to talk about my favourite songs. Why 35? ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ More

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Album Review: Closure in Moscow – Pink Lemonade

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Closure in Moscow burst onto the post-hardcore scene back in 2008 with The Penance and the Patience, a six-song showcase of highly technical musicianship. However, contrary to the popular style at the time, their furious riffs and blasting drums didn’t come from metalcore, but rather, from psychedelic and progressive rock. Their love for psychedelia became even more apparent on their debut full-length, First Temple, possibly the best Mars Volta album that The Mars Volta never released.

Pink Lemonade sees Closure in Moscow releasing a full-on psychedelic rock album, eschewing almost all traces of post-hardcore from their sound. It would seem like a natural progression for the band, right? Weirdly enough, it feels unnatural, and dare I say, even a little insincere. More

Things I’m Most Looking Forward to in 2014

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The last blog post I made was about the things that disappointed me in 2013. But now it’s time to turn our frowns upside-down and look forward to the upcoming things in 2014 that might be great. Music, video games, new technologies – here are the 10 things I’m looking forward to most in 2014: More

5 Awesome Songs: Vol. 14, “Earthy” Songs

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You know the kind of songs I’m talking about: songs with deep guitars; vaguely bluesy or folksy songs; songs that sound like they were built from the earth. But rather than featuring a list full of Bruce Springsteen and Neil Young songs, here are 5 “earthy” songs by bands that don’t typically dabble in such music. More

5 Awesome Songs, Vol. 2: Headbangers

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In this edition, I present to you 5 songs that will get you tapping your feet, nodding your head up and down, and yelling, “Hell, yeah!” It’s time to pump up the volume for some headbangers! More