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All reviews by Alex-n

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Attack in Black – Marriage

Posted Jan. 6, 2008, 3:44 p.m.

Attack in Black – Marriage

There’s no way around this but to say it straight: I heard the first track from Attack in Black’s Marriage, “Come What May,” and without ... read more

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The Draft – The Draft

Posted July 8, 2007, 7:45 a.m.

The Draft – The Draft

This self-titled EP from The Draft, a digital-only affair (No Idea also released two 7"s with the songs on them), is four songs that are ... read more

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The Shins – Wincing the Night Away

Posted May 17, 2007, 3:10 p.m.

The Shins – Wincing the Night Away

Mainstream indie pop may not be as popular as it was when "New Slang" dominated the world a short while ago, but that hasn't stopped ... read more

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Smoke or Fire – This Sinking Ship

Posted May 8, 2007, 11:06 p.m.

Smoke or Fire – This Sinking Ship

Sophomore slumps are a bitch. Smoke or Fire's debut full-length, Above the City, was a nice, short, potent shot of melodic punk with introspective lyrics ... read more

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Leftover Crack / Citizen Fish – Deadline

Posted April 2, 2007, 12:10 a.m.

Leftover Crack / Citizen Fish – Deadline

Have you ever bought a split record that made absolutely no sense because the two bands sharing a disc sound nothing alike? As illogical a ... read more

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Youth Group – Casino Twilight Dogs

Posted Feb. 26, 2007, 9:02 p.m.

Youth Group – Casino Twilight Dogs

Australian-bred power-pop/indie-rock band Youth Group has returned with their second U.S. release, and third overall, with Casino Twilight Dogs and damn is it good. The ... read more

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No Harm Done – Our Day of Days

Posted Feb. 20, 2007, 4:27 p.m.

No Harm Done – Our Day of Days

It's hard to be original anymore when playing any form of rock music and even harder to stand out when you're trying to sound similar ... read more

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Fall Out Boy – Infinity on High

Posted Feb. 7, 2007, 2:56 p.m.

Fall Out Boy – Infinity on High

In the punk scene alone, the collected amount of shit that has been talked about Fall Out Boy could probably fill the Atlantic Ocean…twice. I ... read more

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Only Crime – Virulence

Posted Jan. 28, 2007, 2:09 p.m.

Only Crime – Virulence

Supergroups are a curious entity, as they often appear to be incredible in the idea stage, but the expectations often exceed the execution. Fortunately, the ... read more

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Bad Astronaut – Twelve Small Steps, One Giant Disappointment

Posted Dec. 19, 2006, 3:59 p.m.

Bad Astronaut – Twelve Small Steps, One Giant Disappointment

Before the release of Twelve Small Steps, One Giant Disappointment, frontman Joey Cape willingly admitted that the record does not measure up to what it ... read more

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Greg Graffin – Cold as the Clay

Posted Dec. 14, 2006, 6:58 p.m.

Greg Graffin – Cold as the Clay

Nearly a decade ago Bad Religion's Greg Graffin released his first solo effort, the miscellaneous American Lesion (miscellaneous because you can only find it online), ... read more

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Shook Ones – Facetious Folly Feat

Posted Dec. 11, 2006, 4:50 p.m.

Shook Ones – Facetious Folly Feat

2006 has seen the release of plenty of outstanding records from melodic hardcore bands, and as the year is coming to a close you might ... read more

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Rx Bandits – ...And the Battle Begun

Posted Nov. 7, 2006, 9:08 p.m.

Rx Bandits – ...And the Battle Begun

There is a startling disparity between the Rx Bandits' 1997 debut Those Damn Bandits and …And the Battle Begun if you listen to them back ... read more

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The Falcon – Unicornography

Posted Oct. 22, 2006, 11:28 a.m.

The Falcon – Unicornography

The Falcon is here, so ready your crusty, unpolished, dull silverware and let a knife sink through the skin of the first layer of Unicornography, ... read more

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Dead to Me – Cuban Ballerina

Posted Oct. 5, 2006, 1:24 p.m.

Dead to Me – Cuban Ballerina

In this day and age, it seems to take way more effort than it should to get a new band's name out there. There are ... read more

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Strike Anywhere – Dead FM

Posted Sept. 11, 2006, 8:56 p.m.

Strike Anywhere – Dead FM

The return of Strike Anywhere seems to be met with mixed emotions by a lot of people, and that's tough for me to understand. While ... read more

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Ryan's Hope – Apocalypse in Increments

Posted Aug. 24, 2006, 5:28 p.m.

Ryan's Hope – Apocalypse in Increments

If you're looking for a catchy yet simultaneously heavy melodic punk album, look no further than Ryan's Hope's sophomore release, Apocalypse in Increments. Blending monster ... read more

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Ignite – Our Darkest Days

Posted Aug. 4, 2006, 2:56 p.m.

Ignite – Our Darkest Days

It's been six years since Ignite's last full-length, A Place Called Home, so one might expect their return to be a bit rocky, it having ... read more

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No Trigger – Canyoneer

Posted July 25, 2006, 2:45 p.m.

No Trigger – Canyoneer

Melodic hardcore seems to be falling back into favor these days, which is a good thing in my opinion. And Massachusetts' No Trigger provides an ... read more

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Rise Against – The Sufferer and the Witness

Posted July 3, 2006, 3:18 p.m.

Rise Against – The Sufferer and the Witness

It's always nice when a band that exhibited incredible promise coming up through indie labels continues to show evolution without distancing themselves from their roots ... read more

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Ceremony – Violence Violence

Posted June 18, 2006, 3:12 p.m.

Ceremony – Violence Violence

Hate is a tough thing to grasp for many people. They say they hate, but I'm not sure I believe it because the term "hate" ... read more

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AFI – Decemberunderground

Posted June 6, 2006, 8:57 a.m.

AFI – Decemberunderground

For AFI, the name of the game has always been about evolution. About "out-doing" themselves one time after another. I can't say that they haven't, ... read more

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Less Than Jake – In With the Out Crowd

Posted May 26, 2006, 12:18 a.m.

Less Than Jake – In With the Out Crowd

I'm a huge Less Than Jake fan. Hello Rockview is one of my favorite albums ever recorded, so when I heard that the band would ... read more

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None More Black – This is Satire

Posted May 1, 2006, 11:42 p.m.

None More Black – This is Satire

Have you ever heard a record for the first time and immediately received a feeling of comfort that you would normally get from an album ... read more

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NOFX – Wolves in Wolves' Clothing

Posted April 20, 2006, 7:13 a.m.

NOFX – Wolves in Wolves' Clothing

At this point, NOFX know where they stand in their musical career. That much is obvious not only when you see them play a show, ... read more

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Pink Razors – Waiting to Wash Up

Posted April 18, 2006, 10:42 a.m.

Pink Razors – Waiting to Wash Up

Do you remember when pop-punk wasn't sung by guys with swooping black'n bleached haircuts wearing button-up shirts and girl pants? Do you remember when pop-punk ... read more

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