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Scene Point Blank's Favorites: Year End (2018)

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Scene Point Blank's Favorites: Year End (2018)

Posted Jan. 2, 2019, 12:43 p.m.
Year End 2018

It's been a great year for music and we're here to tell you what you should have heard in 2018. Fear not – we've diced and sliced the numbers and lists to assemble this, our writers' guide to the best music released during the past twelve months. Read on to discover what we're naming our favorite album of 2018, plus our individual staff writer lists so you can find out just what you can still catch up on before 2019 gets too well-established. On with the lists! Overall list 1 Deafheaven Ordinary Corrupt Human Love Anti With a band that has already explored the ins and outs of metal, I questioned how Deafheaven could push themselves further ...

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2018: A Year In Review

Music 2018: A Year In Review

Posted Jan. 2, 2019, 12:41 p.m.
Year End 2018

As is traditional, we highlight some of the best non-album releases of 2018, plus a bunch more things. After you've checked out our favorite ...

Pass The Mic: Artists and labels on 2018

Music Pass The Mic: Artists and labels on 2018

Posted Dec. 22, 2018, 1:54 p.m.
Year End 2018

It's the end of the year, but before we tell you what we think the best albums and musical moments of 2018 were, we ...

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Coming in 2013: Scene Point Blank Anticipates

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Coming in 2013: Scene Point Blank Anticipates

Posted Feb. 17, 2013, 5:16 p.m.

With 2012 now firmly behind us, it's time to take a look at the year ahead. In this feature, SPB staff compile lists of the records we're excited to hear this year, including Iron Chic, Black Sabbath, Broadway Calls, Black Face, The Tim Version, and, um, Justin Timberlake. We've also got an interview with Portland label Dirtnap Records, speaking to owner Ken Cheppaikode about the label, now celebrating 14 years as a business, and its plans for 2013 onwards. Aaron's picks for 2013 1. Iron Chic There’s only one album I could possibly want more ...

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The Fest 17

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Posted Nov. 12, 2018, 3:54 p.m.

If you count last year’s Pre-Fest only trip, Fest 17 marks my tenth trip to Florida for the annual ...

Looking Forward to The Fest 17

Music Looking Forward to The Fest 17

Posted Oct. 21, 2018, 2:59 p.m.

The Fest is a fascinating piece of DIY culture. Not only has it grown into a mega-event of 400+ bands ...

Audio = ground zero

Music Audio = ground zero

Posted Sept. 9, 2018, 1:14 p.m.

Audio = ground zero First instalment - Sonos. Unfamiliar with Sonos yet you enjoy listening to music? Shame on you. They make ...

Scene Point Blank's Favorites: The Year So Far (July 2018)

Music Scene Point Blank's Favorites: The Year So Far (July 2018)

Posted July 16, 2018, 11:45 a.m.

We're halfway through the year. When did that happen? Luckily for you, SPB's expert staff are on hand ...

Graspop Metal Meeting 2018 (Friday)

Music Graspop Metal Meeting 2018 (Friday)

Posted July 2, 2018, 3:59 p.m.

The task of summing up a well-organized European festival is large enough, especially since I dislike festivals to begin with ...

Dark Mofo Festival 2018

Music Dark Mofo Festival 2018

Posted July 2, 2018, 3:44 p.m.

Hobart, Tasmania Australia Dark Mofo is unlike any other festival on this earthround. Never merely l’art pour l’art ...

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