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Malachai-Return To The Ugly Side

Malachai-Return To The Ugly Side

Album: Return To The Ugly Side Label: Domino Recording Co. Rating:  4/5 A slow and tragic atmospheric journey into the psychedelic landscapes of Trip hop that is enunciated, at times, by fierce and powerful beats: This is how it is best to describe Return To The Ugly Side, Malachai’s sophomore follow-up to their 2009 debut [...]

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Beady Eye – Different Gear, Still Speeding

Beady Eye – Different Gear, Still Speeding

Album: Different Gear, Still Speeding Label: MapleMusic Recordings/Dangerbird Records LLC Rating: 3.5/5   Just as Oasis’ “Rock n’ Roll Star” (the first song off of their debut album Definitely Maybe)provokingly slapped you across the face with that ‘pay attention to me’ audacious sneer, Beady Eye’s introductory album Different Gear, Still Speeding brazenly confronts the listener [...]

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Jeff Martin 777-The Ground Cries Out

Jeff Martin 777-The Ground Cries Out

Album: The Ground Cries Out Label: Riverland Records Rating:   4/5   With over 20 years of experience in the music business, many of those years highlighted as frontman for The Tea Party, one would assume that Jeff Martin understands what he wants when constructing an album.  With his latest endeavour, a three-piece band entitled Jeff [...]

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Your Favourite Song Never Existed!

Your Favourite Song Never Existed!

I can clearly admit that I am a ‘what if’ type of person. What if’s are a fun and intriguing way of looking at the world had different choices been made in contrast to the ones that did. Lately, a ‘what if’ has been fermenting within the boundaries of my brain that has intrigued me [...]

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My Life, Music, and the 90s-The High School Years-Side A

My Life, Music, and the 90s-The High School Years-Side A

  The power of music is defined in its’ ability to help relocate faded memories once thought to have been forgotten (whether we like it or not). There have been countless moments in my life that would have remained adrift had it not been for the existence of a particular song that helped to define [...]

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My Life, Music, and the 90s-The High School Years-Side B

My Life, Music, and the 90s-The High School Years-Side B

  I can fearlessly proclaim that 1995 was the year that music had the greatest impact on my self-awareness as a developing adult. A particular musical movement began to arise in 94/95 that struck me like a thief in the night. It was a movement that established my musical tastes, and forever changed my musical [...]

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My Life, Music, and the 90s-The Junior High Years

My Life, Music, and the 90s-The Junior High Years

  Lately, I have become downright obsessed with the 1990s. I mean, I have driven down nostalgia lane so many times in the past little while that I sometimes find myself losing track of the present. If I were Lot’s wife, I wouldn’t be writing this; I would already be a grain of salt.   [...]

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The Rock n’ Roll Star-A Life Defined by the Fantastic

The Rock n’ Roll Star-A Life Defined by the Fantastic

  I have always desired to live the life of a rocker as I have always been intrigued with the reckless lifestyle associated with the job. I want to be believe in the stories, videos, and interviews that have come to define the very meaning of what rock n’ roll is about. Here are my [...]

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Kurt Cobain-What If…?

Kurt Cobain-What If…?

  On April 8, 1994, the musical world was brought to a standstill. As I arrived home from my last year of Junior High School, I was shocked to learn that Nirvana frontman, Kurt Cobain, had taken his own life. Now, I’m not going to sit here and tell you that I was the biggest [...]

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The Death of Grunge

The Death of Grunge

  I get music. I do. The music industry, though capable of becoming a complex system, does not baffle me in the slightest. I understand its intricacies.   In my estimation, a band’s popularity exists within a 3-5 year span (there are exceptions). For most musical groups, that popularity typically arises as a result of [...]

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