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Queens of the Stone Age to Begin Recording in January

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Queens Of The Stone Age, helmed by Josh Homme, will enter the studio to begin recording their next album in January, which will follow 2007′s barnstorming Era Vulgaris.

30 Dec 2010 | More

Bloc Party Reunites for a Festive Holiday Snapshot on Twitter

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Are they planting the seeds for a reunion tour or some upcoming studio time? The UK’s Bloc Party, who’ve been on a break since mid-2009, appeared in a jovial “Merry Christmas from the Bloc” group shot for their official Twitter page, Twitter.com/thisisblocparty.

29 Dec 2010 | More

Top 10 Stupid Things Russians Did This Year

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My first memory of music criticism was given by an alcoholic uncle, the funny, better looking one. Crushed by the success of …Read the Rest

24 Dec 2010 | More

Top 10 Shows We Filmed in 2010: Sentimentalist Magazine

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and I am so happy for doing so.

23 Dec 2010 | More

Elbow to Release Fifth Studio Album, ‘Build a Rocket Boys!’, on March 7th, 2011 in the UK

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Manchester’s lushest, lyrical rockers Elbow have announced they will release their fifth studio album, ‘build a rocket boys!’, on March 7th, 2011 in the UK. The album, recorded at Blueprint Studios in Salford, was again produced and mixed by the band’s keyboardist Craig Potter.

22 Dec 2010 | More

Brooklyn Electronic Music Festival 2010: Glow Sticks, Plaid and Fur Are De Rigueur

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The bass traveling through the stage upstairs nearly pummeled us into the floor as we entered the basement of Music Hall of Williamsburg for the start of BEMF 2010. The girders were creaking and the studs were moaning…

21 Dec 2010 | 1 comment | More

Spank Rock and The Death Set Reignite “Little Drummer Boy / Peace on Earth”

httpvh://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4jeZOdeXH04 You know the original as well by David Bowie and Bing Crosby:

21 Dec 2010 | More

The Greenhornes: Ain’t No Easy Way Out

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Considering their collective and altogether impressive pedigree, The Greenhornes are as delightfully unassuming as they come for an American rock ‘n’ roll band that enjoys the kind of whiplash praise they receive and the esteemed company they keep.

21 Dec 2010 | 2 comments | More

Madeline’s Top 10 Albums of 2010: Liars, These New Puritans, LCD Soundsystem

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Trying to narrow down ten favorite albums into a tidy list is the worst kind of work. If you’re like me, your music moods change daily, so how is it really possible to be so concise and come up with your absolute best of the year? Nothing is absolute.

21 Dec 2010 | 1 comment | More

Carrie’s Top 10s for 2010 – Mumford & Sons, The Dead Weather, Spiritualized, Lady Gaga

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This list is what happens when you allow a critic who doesn’t vibe to MGMT, Vampire Weekend, Beach House and Salem near a keyboard and dusty headphones. Admittedly, I am behind on (or completely opposed to) some trends like the proliference of opium den electro and twinkly indie…

21 Dec 2010 | More