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‘The King of Limbs’ (2011): Review

Producer: Nigel Godrich Length: 37:24 If you’re still on the fence about Radiohead, the insanely popular and talented British rock group of OK Computer (1997), The Bends (1995), and In Rainbows (2007) fame, then their latest effort, The King of Limbs, will not be the record to kick you on to the believer side. Though rich in skill … Continue reading

‘Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends’ (2008): Review

Producer: Markus Dravis, Brian Eno, Jon Hopkins, Rik Simpson Length: 45:49 Coldplay is a band that took me an abnormally long time to understand how I felt about them. For me, they flitted back and forth between a serious interest and a poorly disguised guilty pleasure for years before their second latest album finally released … Continue reading

‘Rage Against the Machine’ (1992): Review

Producer: Garth Richardson, Rage Against the Machine Length: 52:52 Rage Against the Machine is a band that has always held a special place in my heart — a very, very angry part of my heart. If you spend much time at all listening to (not even understanding) their music, you will probably gain the urge … Continue reading

‘King Animal’ (2012): Review

Producer: Adam Kasper, Soundgarden Length: 52:01 When I first heard that Soundgarden, my favorite of the early ’90’s Grunge bands, were returning from a 16-year hiatus and were going to write their first album in over a decade, I was ecstatic. I’ve always loved the sweet sound of the Soundgarden’s complex, intricate riffs that somehow layered … Continue reading

‘The Downward Spiral’ (1994): Review

Producer: Trent Reznor, Flood Length: 65:02 Rock ‘n roll was built on angst. Specifically, it was built on the passion and drive of people needing to be themselves, and given all of society’s many barriers that strive to prevent people from expressing themselves, that fight for expression tends to create a lot of built up … Continue reading