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Favourite Sons, ‘Down Beside Your Beauty’ (Vice)

Mixing despair with hesitant optimism on their visceral debut, Favourite Sons maintain the shoegazer vibe of frontman Ken Griffin's previous band, Rollerskate Skinny, but combine…
Alyssa Rashbaum / November 30, 2006

Deftones, ‘Saturday Night Wrist’ (Maverick)

Deftones' fifth studio album continues their dark, visceral journey -- haunting soundscapes full of ominously chiming guitars, crashing percussion, and frontman Chino Moreno's alternately melodic…
Alyssa Rashbaum / November 6, 2006

Sparta, ‘Threes’ (Hollywood)

Ever since their 2002 debut, these El Paso rockers have been a reliably cathartic and emotionally charged presence. Those old traits remain, but Sparta have…
Alyssa Rashbaum / October 30, 2006

Kasabian, ‘Empire’ (RCA)

England's Kasabian call upon producer Jim Abbiss (Arctic Monkeys, Paul Oakenfold) to send the druggy club sounds of their debut album to boot camp, backing…
Alyssa Rashbaum / October 19, 2006

The Vines Conquer Insanity

Fame has not been particularly kind to Aussie rock outfit the Vines.
Alyssa Rashbaum / May 9, 2006

Margot & the Nuclear So & So’s, ‘The Dust of Retreat’

On their debut album, Margot & the Nuclear So & So's present the kind of idealistic vision of New York City's Greenwich Village that can…
Alyssa Rashbaum / April 5, 2006

MC Lars, ‘The Graduate’ (Nettwerk)

In the gospel according to 23-year-old MC Lars, Hot Topic is not punk rock, Internet dating is totally weird, "music was a product, now it…
Alyssa Rashbaum / March 31, 2006

Killers Served with $16M Suit by Ex-Manager

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Alyssa Rashbaum / February 23, 2006

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