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VARIOUS - Absolute HardcoreVARIOUS - Absolute Hardcore

Debut album from the Slammin Vinyl stable. 28 happy hardcore tracks with DJs [ ... ]

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SPOON - Gimme Fiction

Drawing fair comparisons to early Pixies and Pavement-style post-punk rhythms,  [ ... ]

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VARIOUS - Dope On Plastic 5VARIOUS - Dope On Plastic 5

While other trip hop / big beat compilations come and go, the Duracell powered D.O.P. se [ ... ]

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THE CHURCH - Hologram of BaalTHE CHURCH - Hologram of Baal

The Church were definitely a breath of fresh air when they arrived on the heavily synth- [ ... ]

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The fifth album from nerd-pop rockers Weezer found them returning to the grooves that made them a fraternity household name more than a decade ago.

Make Believe, with its heavy dose of crunchy power chords and isolation-laden lyrics, will put a smile on the face of any “Sweater Song” enthusiast. It took a few years for Make Believe to reach completion, due in part to inner-band psycho-struggles and frontman River Cuomo’s on-again/off-again stints as a Harvard student, but the band sounds genuinely excited to be making music once again, and this album helped them get their groove back on.

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Former Led Zeppelin vocalist Robert Plant released Mighty Rearranger, his first album of original material in more than 12 years.

Zeppelin fans will recognize hints of “Kashmir”-era grooves in Plant’s new record, which melds African-styled beats with wailing blues guitars. Plant was supported on Rearranger by his new backing group, The Strange Sensations, with whom he also recorded 2002’s Dreamland, a collection of cover tunes.

Rearranger’s first single, “Shine It All Around,” is still playing on the radio, it's that good.

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