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 » Full Dark, No Stars - Stephen King's new novella questions mankind's ability to trust others.
[02.21.2011 by Bridget Doyle]

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 » The Top 30 Albums of 2010 - Fashionably, fabulously late, our favorite music (and believe me, there was a LOT) of 2010, the year that some have called the best year for music ever. And only some of those fools work here. Plenty of usual suspects, lots of ties and a few surprises that I won't spoil, including our unexpected #1.
[12.24.2010 by The LAS Staff]

MUSIC

 » Live: Surfer Blood/The Drums at Lincoln Hall, Chicago, IL - Remember when Weezer used to put together records that you could sing along to and rock out to? That's what Surfer Blood's show was like!
[11.04.2010 by Cory Tendering]

Music Reviews

Screaming Females - Castle Talk
»Screaming Females
Castle Talk
Don Giovanni
Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross - The Social Network [Original Soundtrack]
»Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross
The Social Network [Original Soundtrack]
The Null Corporation
Deerhunter - Halcyon Digest
»Deerhunter
Halcyon Digest
4AD
No Age - Everything in Between
»No Age
Everything in Between
Sub Pop
Robyn - Body Talk Pt. 1/ Body Talk Pt. 2
»Robyn
Body Talk Pt. 1/ Body Talk Pt. 2
Konichiwa
The Walkmen - Lisbon
»The Walkmen
Lisbon
Fat Possum
Snailhouse
Thieves and Angels
GrapeOS Records

Rating: NR/10 ?


October 1, 2004
I opened this CDep and looked at the picture in the jewel case. I thought I had accidentally received an Oasis record. I looked again...Nope....It's the New Rising Sons. I popped it in the deck and pressed play. Incredibly enough, it sounded like Oasis as well, but it was missing the heavy British accent of Noel Gallagher. No matter, my brain inserted the accent for me and I proceeded to listen to the Oasis record. Knowing that Oasis hasn't really broken any new ground themselves, I have to toss the remarkable similarities aside. Once i do that, I find an EP with four radio-lovin' hits that should fit well into a thirty-something demographic. Not much news here. The album opens with an upbeat number called "Steady Sway" and folows with three middle-of-the-road basic rock songs and exits without event, leaving no distinct impressions at all.

Reviewed by Ryan Guffey


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