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[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]

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 » 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
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Castle Talk
Don Giovanni
Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross - The Social Network [Original Soundtrack]
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The Social Network [Original Soundtrack]
The Null Corporation
Deerhunter - Halcyon Digest
»Deerhunter
Halcyon Digest
4AD
No Age - Everything in Between
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Everything in Between
Sub Pop
Robyn - Body Talk Pt. 1/ Body Talk Pt. 2
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Body Talk Pt. 1/ Body Talk Pt. 2
Konichiwa
The Walkmen - Lisbon
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Lisbon
Fat Possum
Red Planet
Let's Degenerate
Gearhead Records

Rating: NR/10 ?


October 1, 2004
There is a part of me that will always love pop music. I'm not talking about pop music like Britney Spears or N'SYNC. The sound of Red Planet is a combination of many rock n roll and pop bands like the Buzzcocks, the Dead Boys, Van Halen, the Real Kids, the Undertones, AC/DC, the Cars, Cheap Trick, Weezer, Kiss and the Ramones, to name a few. With a list of influences like that it would be hard to mess up. When bands mix Glam Rock, Punk Rock, Pop Rock, and Rock-n-Roll, they are usually either really good at it or horrible at it, Red Planet would fall under the first.

Gearhead Magazine is one of the bigger Garage Rock and Roll magazines and has been around for a damn long time. So assuming that they know what they are talking about most of the time, you would think that they know which bands are good in the genre of music that they focus on in the magazine. Therefore Red Planet has got to be something special for a magazine like that to want to put out a full length record of this band. Give it a listen and decide for yourself.

Reviewed by Andy Vaughn
Andy Vaughn is a longtime friend of LAS magazine, where he has contributed occasionaly. He much prefers writing for The Toilet online, however that website seems to have died.

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