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Music Review: Sloan – ‘Commonwealth’

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'Commonwealth' proves that Sloan has four skilled songwriters and instrumentalists with distinct tastes that keep the band atop the list of power pop bands. Read More »

Music Review: Big Star – ‘#1 Record,’ ‘Radio City’ [2014 Reissues]

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If you didn't pick up the 2009 bundle of the two albums together, it's time to finally hitch your wagon to Big Star. Read More »

Music Review: Game Theory – ‘Blaze of Glory’ [2014 Reissue]

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New wave and power pop fans should get Game Theory's newly reissued 1982 'Blaze of Glory,' especially if they haven't experienced this nugget before. Read More »

Music Review: The Posies – ‘Failure’ [Reissue]

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A new reissue of The Posies' 'Failure' is a power pop nugget for lovers of jangle rock. Read More »

Music Review: Billy Thermal – ‘Billy Thermal’

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Recorded in 1980 but never before released in full until later this month, the new wave of 'Billy Thermal' is a poppy artifact of the era. Read More »

Music Review: Carnival Season – ‘Misguided Promise: Carnival Season Complete (1984-89)’

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Fans of Let's Active, The Windbreakers, The Replacements, and The Lemonheads will enjoy this newly found treasure. Read More »

Music Review: The Three O’Clock – ‘The Hidden World Revealed’

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A great intro for new fans, and longtime Paisley Underground followers have plenty of alternates and demos to enjoy. Read More »

Movie Review: ‘Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt Me’

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Rock and roll heaven for it's first hour, this documentary of the legndary band will be like manna to Big Star fans, but it loses its way in the second half. Read More »

Music Review: Breaking Laces – Come Get Some

An ironic awareness earns this Brooklyn band its serious moments on this fine disc. Read More »

Green Day’s American Idiot Enjoying Successful Run

If you can keep a good thing going, why stop? Green Day's first rock opera is now three years into its run as a touring musical. Read More »