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We can listen to Gold Cobra all day trying to figure out just how ironically we’re enjoying it. We can listen to Taking Back Sunday all day, trying to convince ourselves that it’s a spiritual successor to Tell All Your Friends. But of the albums released on my birthday, Junior Battles’ Idle Ages is obviously […]

Rock veterans Wilco recently left Nonesuch Records to start their own label, and with that comes, of course, another new Wilco release. “I Might” is the first single off it, initially available only to those who picked up a copy at the band’s Solid Sound Music Festival in Massachusetts but thanks to the magic of the […]

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The 2008 film Berlin Calling wasn’t exactly a huge hit in the west, yet as actor and composer for the film, Paul Kalkbrenner achieved quite substantial popularity in Germany. Sure some such as Ben Klock, Marcel Dettman and others around the Berlin scene may have as much talent; but comparing to his status and fame would be […]

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Since Irish Dave – as opposed to Aussie Davey – pressed “refresh” on the SputnikMusic ‘Track of the Day’ yesterday and espoused all things Irish, I thought I would follow his lead today and head a little north to the sunny country of Scotland. Ever since this wee Southampton supporter got many a laugh out […]

Here’s a list of major new releases for the week of June 28, 2011. Please feel free to request reviews for any of the following albums from staff or contributors. 13 & God – Own Your G (Anticon) Beyonce – 4 (Sony Music Distribution) Big Sean – Finally Famous (Def Jam) Evan Brewer – Alone […]

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I’m sure you’re all fully aware at this point from my reviews, blog posts and twitter ramblings that I believe Irish music – and Dublin music in particular – is in the midst of a golden period, and nobody represents this better than labels Popical Island and the Richter Collective, either of which three-piece scuzzy […]

ANTHRAX – Fight’em ’til You Can’t by NuclearBlastRecords Nuclear Blast records is making the first single from the upcoming Anthrax album available for free download. The song is called “Fight’em ’til You Can’t” and is taken from Worship Music which will be released on September 13th through Nuclear Blast Records. The song itself is pretty […]

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  Fair to Midland – Arrows & Anchors Release Date: 12 July 2011 Label: eOne Metal       We recieved a link to the webstream of the new Fair to Midland last night, and I finally got around to listening to it for the first time. Since things are slow right now I figured […]

Here’s a list of major new releases for the week of June 21, 2011. Please feel free to request reviews for any of the following albums from staff or contributors. 1,2,3 – New Heaven (frenchkiss) Dave Alvin – Eleven Eleven (Yep Roc Records) Attack! Attack! – The Latest Fashion (Rock Ridge Music) August Burns Red […]

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——————————————————————————————————————- Watch this video for the new Queensryche song. If it helps with your decision, there are a lot of half-naked chicks in it. The song is called “Wot We Do” and it comes from the Seattle band’s upcoming twelfth album, Dedicated to Chaos. The video was created by the band’s vocalist, Geoff Tate, and […]

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Dutch alt-prog artists, The Gathering, are currently in the studio recording the follow-up to their critically acclaimed (by me) album The West Pole. The currently untitled album will be the second to feature new vocalist Silje Wergeland. In order to create a bit of excitement for its eventual release, the band have released one of the […]

Here’s a list of major new releases for the week of June 14, 2011. Please feel free to request reviews for any of the following albums from staff or contributors. Bad Meets Evil – Hell: The Sequel [EP] (Interscope Records) Bella Morte – Before The Flood (Metropolis Records) Black Veil Brides – Set The World […]

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Despite the unequivocally loud – and at times violent – protests for ‘Idol Thoughts’ to make a return to the SputnikMusic blog, your humble and flattered reporter simply could not find the time to keep up with the goings on of J-Lo and Steven Tyler this year. Fear not however, as the over-saturation of music-based […]

Working-class hardman turned middle-class investigative journalist Ross Kemp has seen a lot of things in his time, not least the most vicious gangs ever to emerge from the barrios of Rio, Bogota and San Salvador, as well as Maori tough men, Timorese martial arts cults and Ricky Gervais. But not even his experiences in the […]

Bon Iver’s second album, Bon Iver, Bon Iver, isn’t scheduled for release until June 21, but labels Jagjaguwar and 4AD have made this charming little widget so fans can get familiar with it before the big day. Read staff member Cam’s review of Bon Iver, Bon Iver here. Bon Iver is simply the lush-est, loveliest album […]


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