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The Good Life, ‘Help Wanted Nights’ (Saddle Creek)

On his fourth album as the Good Life, prolific Cursive frontman Tim Kasher revels in lyrics about booze and heartbreak while delivering a string of…
Trevor Kelley / October 10, 2007

Eisley, ‘Combinations’ (Reprise)

What's a young band to do when their much-hyped, long-incubated first album fails to connect with the masses? For Eisley, a wholesome group of siblings…
Trevor Kelley / October 10, 2007

Envy on the Coast, ‘Lucy Gray’ (Photo Finish)

At first glance, these eager Long Island newcomers seem like just another forgettable mainstream emo act, complete with Castro-style military caps and ridiculously overwrought song…
Trevor Kelley / September 7, 2007

Aiden, ‘Conviction’ (Victory)

Beginning with 2004's Our Gangs Dark Oath, these flamboyant Seattle goth punks have spent more time fretting about onstage makeup than actual songs, churning out…
Trevor Kelley / September 5, 2007

Powerspace, ‘The Kicks of Passion’ (Fueled by Ramen)

Like Panic! At the Disco, this hyper Chicago foursome is being groomed as the next teen-scream crossover from thriving indie Fueled by Ramen. Unlike their…
Trevor Kelley / August 23, 2007

Yellowcard, ‘Paper Walls’ (Capitol)

This pop-punk quintet released a fan-polarizing 2006 album that included a contemporary jazz number and -- gasp! -- a cameo by a Dixie Chick, but…
Trevor Kelley / August 17, 2007

Smashing Pumpkins, ‘Zeitgeist’ (Reprise/ Martha’s Music)

Forget that he's estranged from original guitarist James Iha and bassist D'arcy--Billy Corgan was already bucking incredible odds when he announced that he was joining…
Trevor Kelley / July 25, 2007

Straylight Run, ‘The Needles the Space’ (Universal Republic)

As the only band who might show up at this summer's Warped Tour with a glockenspiel, this Long Island-based troupe is obviously more sophisticated than…
Trevor Kelley / July 17, 2007

Paramore, ‘Riot!’ (Fueled by Ramen)

On their second album in less than two years, this melodic Tennessee foursome deliver everything that a group of new-school mall punks angling for the…
Trevor Kelley / July 13, 2007

Maroon 5, ‘It Won’t Be Soon Before Long’ (Octone/ A&M)

When your first album sells four million copies, you're bound to try to play out a few musical fantasies with the follow-up, and these modern-pop…
Trevor Kelley / June 20, 2007

The Almost, ‘Southern Weather’ (Tooth & Nail/ Virgin)

On his side-project debut, drummer Aaron Gillespie works outside the boundaries of his bills-paying gig with Underoath, dropping that band's emo-tinged Christian metal in favor…
Trevor Kelley / May 30, 2007

The Used, ‘Lies for the Liars’ (Reprise)

Well, it finally happened. After years of being groomed for mainstream stardom, Bert McCracken, the onetime king of screamo, has had it with the shallow…
Trevor Kelley / May 25, 2007

Avril Lavigne, ‘The Best Damn Thing’ (RCA)

When everyone's favorite sk8er grrrl was last heard from, she'd not only delivered a surprisingly mature second album, 2004's Under My Skin, but had noticeably…
Trevor Kelley / May 16, 2007

The Academy Is…, ‘Santi’ (Fueled By Ramen)

Ah, the career makeover. It's always a risky move, especially when you're onto something that doesn't really need improving. Unfortunately, the follow up to this…
Trevor Kelley / March 30, 2007

Relient K, ‘Five Score and Seven Years Ago’ (Capitol)

Few bands play punk-influenced modern rock as proficiently as these amiable Christian dudes, and on their fifth album, the piano-driven anthems that catapulted Relient K…
Trevor Kelley / March 25, 2007

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