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ALBUM REVIEW: Green Day – ¡Uno!

September 24, 2012

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GREEN DAY will release ¡Uno! in the UK today, just after Billie Joe Armstrong checked into rehab. Check out my thoughts on the first of their new album trilogy.

Top 20 Albums of 2011 (Part Two)

January 4, 2012

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On Monday I took a look at half of my Top 20 Albums of 2011, featuring the likes of Dan Adriano, blink-182 and SHARKS. Today, join me as I finish my countdown with my Top 10 albums of the last year, from Frank Turner and The King Blues to Screeching Weasel and Chuck Ragan. 10. […]

Top 20 Albums of 2011 (Part One)

January 2, 2012

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So, we’re into 2012, and it’s time for me to reveal my Top 20 Albums of the Year. This first part (20-11) features the likes of Alice Cooper, Alkaline Trio, Jack’s Mannequin and You Me At Six. Let’s kick it off with one of the most anticipated records of the year. 20. blink-182 – Neighborhoods […]

Album Review: Beans On Toast – Trying To Tell the Truth

December 6, 2011

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Beans On Toast has returned with his anticipated third album Trying to Tell the Truth, the follow-up to 2010’s Writing On The Wall, Produced by good friend Frank Turner, the album sees Beans On Toast (Jay) move away a little bit from the basic, slightly repetetive, 3-chord nature of his first two records. Thankfully, the […]

Review: Sharks – The Joys of Living 2008 – 2010

April 20, 2011

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SHARKS are starting to build up a big following with the release of their debut album The Joys of Living 2008-2010, which is actually a collection of songs written since the band’s formation in, well, 2008. Kicking off with the fantastic “Sweet Harness”, the band’s strengths and influences are instantly identifiable. From the tone of […]

Review: Man Overboard – The Absolute Worst

February 28, 2011

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Bit of a brief review this time round, but it’s for a brief but brilliant release. Man Overboard very recently released a new 7″ vinyl The Absolute Worst. Despite obviously just being two songs, it will definitely bring in a few new fans who may hear the title single or the b-side. “The Absolute Worst” […]

Review: The Frustrators – Griller E.P.

February 23, 2011

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The Frustrators are a punk-rock supergroup of sorts, made up of members of Waterdog, Violent Anal Death and Green Day.  Combining New England punk roots with Mike Dirnt’s California-rooted punk rock, The Frustrators are a middle ground between the polish of pop-punk and the gritty attitude of the Fat Wreck Chord school of rock. “Stigma” […]