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Favorite overplayed rock songs

In the world of Pitchfork and hipsters, it's not the coolest thing to like mainstream… well… anything. Independently run coffee shops, preferring Mac over Windows, vinyl vs. CD, buying unbelievably plain sweatshirts at American Apparel… it all seems to be the way of life. I'm not even going to say I don't fall into these […]

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The Verve Comeback

Maybe Richard Achcroft found solo life unsatisfying. NME reports that The Verve will make a comeback, both touring and recording new material. So far the shows are only in the UK, but they say a new Verve album will come out next year, so who knows about a US tour …    

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Greatest Indie Anthems

Just because it is now officially NME Thursday and everyone loves themed lists, how about we talk about the Greatest Indie Anthems ever… and what NME / Xfm and the general UK public think they are. The top 50 Greatest Indie Anthems as listed in NME:1. Oasis – 'Live Forever'2. Nirvana – 'Smells Like Teen […]

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The Believer


The Believer, the latest solo record by the lead singer and lead heartthrob of the Old 97's, Rhett Miller, is a straight-ahead pop rock album with feel-good flair. For twelve tracks Miller strums and sha-la-la's his way through songs about "sex, war, love and death… but mostly sex," he says. There's more vitality and naturalness […]

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AstroPOP! for May 2005

Your monthly imaginary horoscope told in album reviews! May 2005 AstroPOP! is brought to you with musical reviews by igDana, stella, dreamerseven, and imaginary marcel, as well as special astrological input by Imaginary Boy Lorenzo. Aries Money looks a lot like love this month Aries, and love can look a lot like money. Likewise, on […]

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