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Mad Caddies: Just One More

Mad Caddies' Just One More demonstrates how diversity can work for a band. Ska, punk, swing and reggae pump through your speakers in a flawless mix. With a very original sound, each song truly takes on a life of it's own. Just One More brings ska back into the scene.... Read more
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Vue: Babies Are For Petting

When The Strokes burst onto the scene in 2001, they were quickly replaced by The Vines whom were quickly replaced by The Hives whom were replaced by The White Stripes. And, so the story goes until a final, stable leader ion the genre emerges.... Read more
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Evanescence: Fallen

First of note is that this is the first CD ever to get a perfect rating here on Shakefire.com. Now, with that said, when I first heard. Evanescence on the Daredevil soundtrack, I was blown away by their daring (excuse the intended pun) entry into the pop world.... Read more
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Down and Out With the Dolls (Soundtrack)

Normally I try to support girl bands that brave entering the rock scene; but this soundtrack makes it obvious why so few make it (don't even get my started on the movie itself). Every song sounds so similar that the only difference I noticed were the names.... Read more
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Swingin' Utters: Dead Flowers, Bottles, Bluegrass and Bones

Swingin' Utters are back with their new album Dead Flowers, Bottles, Bluegrass & Bones. A powerful, engergetic sound with raspy vocals that will pick you up. Swingin' Utters has grown as a band and it can be seen with their acoustic approach.... Read more
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DJ Krush: The Message at the Depth

To be frank, this album is utterly disappointing at best. Not a single track of this shortened 11-song LP struck a chord with me and made me take a second look.... Read more
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Fabulous Disaster: Panty Raid

To me there is nothing better than a hard rockin' girl band. Fabulous Disaster is exactly that. Panty Raid is a demonstration of real punk, unlike the pop punk that is so readily available on the radio.... Read more
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Socialburn: Where You Are

Socialburn's Where You are is gratifying as far as rock debuts go. With a bit of grittiness, ala Puddle of Mudd, lead singer Neil Alday satisfies the listener with his off-the-median vocals style and ripping guitar.... Read more
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Groove Armada: Love Box

Lovebox is one of the most creative and eclectic albums I have ever heard. Each song offers up such diversity that you can hardly wait to hear the next. Their style is difficult to explain with mixtures of rock, jazz, funk, rap and reggae.... Read more
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Solange: Solo Star

Not everyone has the luxury of following in the footsteps of a superstar sister like Beyonce Knowles of Destiny's Child, but Solange does. Using that.  to her advantage is not something she has mastered.... Read more
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