Reviews Label: Universal

Label: Universal

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The Mars Volta - De-Loused In the Comatorium album cover

The Mars Volta

De-Loused In the Comatorium, 2003

6.0 / 10
Multiple Authors

Every now and then a super heavily hyped record comes along and completely lives up to all of the expectations set by the preliminary buzz. This is neither now nor ...

The Mars Volta - De-Loused In the Comatorium album cover

The Mars Volta

De-Loused In the Comatorium, 2003

9.0 / 10
Multiple Authors

I've never heard The Mars Volta call themselves "experimental" or "out there," have you? Where does everyone get this idea? Why would anyone call their music experimental? They DO get ...

The Mars Volta - De-Loused In the Comatorium album cover

The Mars Volta

De-Loused In the Comatorium, 2003

6.0 / 10
Multiple Authors

As one of the few music geeks on the planet who wasn't infatuated with At the Drive-In, I approached this record with very few expectations. I'd heard the Tremulant EP ...

The Rapture - Echoes album cover

The Rapture

Echoes, 2003

6.1 / 10
Multiple Authors

The Insound Tour Support Vol. No. 1 packed a few wallops of fantastic music that drew my attention; one of these wallops is known as The Rapture. I felt a ...

The Rapture - Echoes album cover

The Rapture

Echoes, 2003

9.5 / 10
Multiple Authors

Something needs to be said about the infiltration of this dance rhetoric in the punk scene. I'm guessing some part of it came from Emma Goldman's ubiquitous, "If I can't ...

Hatebreed - Rise of Brutality album cover

Hatebreed

Rise of Brutality, 2003

3.3 / 10

I'm confused how a band can take themselves seriously whatsoever, and have an album called Rise Of Brutality. Although Hatebreed doesn't talk about their large amount of bitches they are ...

The Mars Volta - Frances the Mute album cover

The Mars Volta

Frances the Mute, 2005

7.5 / 10

Have you seen the Frances The Mute cover art yet? Cast your eyes to the right, it's on display there. Two guys, both blindfolded, and oblivious to the world around ...

The Mars Volta - Amputechture album cover

The Mars Volta

Amputechture, 2006

7.2 / 10

Have The Mars Volta finally become predictable? Were they already? Are they still churning out jaw-droppingly unexpected music? Did they ever? All these questions and more probably won't be answered ...

The Mars Volta - The Bedlam in Goliath album cover

The Mars Volta

The Bedlam in Goliath, 2008

8.0 / 10

For a band that immerses themselves in creating such an uncompromising and complicated sound, The Mars Volta is a very prolific bunch of musicians. One album released each year shows ...

Lucero - 1372 Overton Park album cover

Lucero

1372 Overton Park, 2009

8.0 / 10

Lucero is a band that people feel passionately about. You either love them or hate them. Their fans are very adamant about which record is their favorite, and subsequently, the ...

Flobots - Survival Story album cover

Flobots

Survival Story, 2010

9.0 / 10

Once social change begins, it cannot be reversed. You cannot uneducate the person who has learned to read. You cannot humiliate the person who feels pride. You cannot oppress the ...

Killing Joke - Absolute Dissent album cover

Killing Joke

Absolute Dissent, 2010

9.0 / 10

As a band, Killing Joke has had numerous peaks and valleys in their career over the past 30 plus years most recently with the death of longtime bassist Paul Raven. ...

Rammstein - Made in Germany 1995-2011 album cover

Rammstein

Made in Germany 1995-2011, 2011

8.5 / 10

I usually don't have the time to listen to all of the albums sent to us by every Tom, Dick and Harry around, so I generally save reviews outside of ...

Jimmy Cliff - Rebirth album cover

Jimmy Cliff

Rebirth, 2012

7.5 / 10

It’s always curious to see a veteran musician team up with their junior. Last year Jimmy Cliff joined with producer Tim Armstrong (Rancid) for the Sacred Fire EP, a pairing ...

Nirvana - In Utero (20th Anniversary Reissue) album cover

Nirvana

In Utero (20th Anniversary Reissue), 2013

8.0 / 10
Multiple Authors

Some anniversary reissues are like tapas. Small, manageable servings of exactly what you want and you wind up leaving utterly satisfied. Others are like going to Country Buffet. More food ...

Nirvana - In Utero (20th Anniversary Reissue) album cover

Nirvana

In Utero (20th Anniversary Reissue), 2013

8.0 / 10
Multiple Authors

It’s easy to read a posthumous reissue as a mining of a band’s demos and outtakes. Nirvana saw the deluxe treatment of Nevermind a few years back and now, celebrating 20 years ...

Black Lips - Kids Like You & Me album cover

Black Lips

Kids Like You & Me, 2014

9.0 / 10
Video/DVD Review

At one point during Kids Like You & Me, the documentary chronicling Atlanta "flower-punks" the Black Lips' 2012 tour through the Middle East, drummer Joe Bradley remarks that it would be easy ...

Rammstein - Paris – the special edition album cover

Rammstein

Paris – the special edition, 2017

8.5 / 10

Ah, Rammstein.  Härte. Neue deutsche. Grinding metal guitars, brute masculinity, pyromania, double entendres, operatic sub-sonic vocals, wordplays galore and taboo subjects.  In a live context, they burn – literally, being ...

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