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Filter: The Amalgamut

To be blunt, I could say that Filter has gone down hill since Hey Many, Nice Shot broke them those seemingly short years ago. But, the truth is, it wasn't a deterioration of musical talent that changed this band, it was, as much as I hate to say it, growth.... Read more
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Trust Company: The Lonely Position of Neutral

Trust Company's lonely position will not be at the bottom of the charts and out of the world's CD players.  Lonely Position of Neutral is a stunningly innovative introduction to a new style with songs that pull the audience away from the norm and send them into a musical banquet for the mind.... Read more
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The Flaming Lips: Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots

A heart-pounding and cleverly artistic CD from one of the best bands of the past 20 years.  Flaming Lips are one of the few bands that don't have a set way of doing things. No pattern for which they fill in the blanks.... Read more
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Candiria: The C.O.M.A. Imprint

Have you ever heard of Mr. Bungle? Well, if you haven't, I don't think Candiria could say the same. This double disc album is very twisted in a psychotic kind of way. .... Read more
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Epidemic: Self-Titled

Epidemic have been compared to everyone from Static-X to Adema and, more prominently, Staind. The sheer mass comparison to other bands alone is usually enough to bury a new artist. And, usually that artist is deserving of the burial for lack of creativity…usually.... Read more
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Rosey: Dirty Child

The impact that Rosey's Love has did not show it's true potential as the shining track on Bridget Jones's Diary. Island Records will be pushing new artists.  Greenwheel and Rubyhorse, while Rosey will stand strong at the end and prove to be the breakout song of the summer.... Read more
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Supertramp: Reissues (2002)

Reissues are a dime a dozen. Actually, they are about $140 a dozen, but for this exercise we will assume it's the former.  When Supertramp came around in, oh, let's say 1974, they blew away every mold set forth by the years preceding.... Read more
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Avril Lavigne: Let Go

This summer will see several young songwriters on their first major tours (Michelle Branch, Vanessa Carlton, John Mayer) but none more so anticipated than 17 year-old neo-skate rocker Avril Lavigne.... Read more
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NOFX: 45 or 46 Songs That Weren't Good Enough to Go on Our Other Records

NOFX has put together a two disc collection of rejected songs. Fans will definitely enjoy this album with its alternate versions of already released songs and some never heard ones too. NOFX has even put several covers on this record as well.... Read more
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Scorpions: Bad For Good (The Very Best of Scorpions)

The 80s are fighting their hardest to come back this year with countless reformed bands touring (several without key members like songwriters and lead singers).  Scorpions were a staple in the cock rock genre throughout the latter half of the eighties and are seen here on Bad For Good at their ve... Read more
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