Archive for the ‘Alternative’ Category

  • Bis. Return to Central

    Bis. Return to Central

    As a young teenager, I was always interested in finding different styles and sounds. In middle school for example, when my friends were getting into punk rock, I turned my ear towards industrial music. From there, industrial turned me towards dance music. However, I never left punk rock or grunge or whatever it was we [&hellip...

  • Depeche Mode. Music for the Masses

    Depeche Mode. Music for the Masses

    Possibly one of the most important electronic albums to have ever come out from the 80’s. It’s included in the book “1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die”, among other important and quite influential albums. Music for the Masses (1987) was released 26 years ago this month. The album helped steer Depeche Mode into iconic [&hellip...

  • King Khan and the Shrines. Idle No More

    King Khan and the Shrines. Idle No More

    There are plenty of bands or singers out there whose influences reach as far back to the hey day of classic Soul and R’n’B. And at times, you could swear that it is an older song that you’re listening to! Some attribute this to their producer, their parents musical findings, but at times you can [&hellip...

  • Nine Inch Nails. Hesitation Marks

    Nine Inch Nails. Hesitation Marks

    Four years after a brief retirement, Nine Inch Nails return with Hesitation Marks. This is an album that is a reflection of all the previous releases, from the sounds used, down to the artwork. But I wouldn’t call it “a return to form”, because it is all new. I would call it “finally going in [&hellip...

  • Gary Numan. Telekon

    Gary Numan. Telekon

    It’s always amazing when an album that was recorded and produced at one point in time is still considered fresh, innovative, and most importantly, innovative years after its release. There are quite a few albums out there that have shaped the sound of Rock, Hip Hop, Soul… many of which is passed on from one [&hellip...

  • The Breeders. LSXX

    Aug 29, 13 • Alternative, Grunge, RockNo Comments
    The Breeders. LSXX

    The Breeders. Last Splash, 1993. I cannot even begin to explain how important this album is for me. There are three albums that I credit for shifting my perception of what music is and what music should be. Last Splash couldn’t have come in at such an important time. In 1993, I was in fifth [&hellip...