KRS ONE – Return Of The Boom Bap (Best Hip Hop Album EVER)

Return of The Boom Bap by KRS-One is the BEST hip hop album around… period. It’s rare to find a rapper who mixes intelligent lyrics, non-stop flows, and heavy beats that I guarantee will be impossible to get out of your head (go ahead, I dare you to listen to “Sound of Da Police” and try not to tap to the beat). With songs against sexism, gangs, and police brutality, it’s hard to not draw up comparisons to my favorite style of music: punk rock. […]

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Raised Fist (Brutal Hardcore Punk From Sweden)

Raised Fist is one of the most brutal hardcore/punk bands to come out of Sweden. Forming back in 1993, Raised Fist plays machine-gun fast hardcore with the energy of 10,000 cheese graters (that’s right, 10,000). Fans of Disfear and Toxic Narcotic will definitely find refuge in Raised Fist. Mp3: Raised Fist – Models On TV Raised Fist – Twisted Debate Buy: Official Site

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Spring Heeled Jack – Songs From Suburbia (Catchy Ska)

I’ll put it quite simply: Spring Heeled Jack’s “Songs From Suburbia” is one of the best ska/punk albums around. Unfortunately, it is also one of the most overlooked, even since it came out nearly 10 years ago (Spring Heeled Jack broke up 8 years ago as well). The songs are incredibly catchy, and unlike most 3rd wave ska bands, the horns don’t accompany the guitars, but rather are completely integrated, and many are even driven by the horns (see “Jolene”). If you’re a fan of […]

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Less Than Jake – GNV FLA

There is a lot at stake with Less Than Jake’s newest release “GNV FLA”. In recent years, Less Than Jake’s releases have been (how should I put this) subpar compared to earlier releases. So when LTJ announced they were getting out of the major label game, us older fans were cautiously excited. I listened to the album, and let me say, it does not disappoint. “GNV FLA” is very reminiscent of “Borders and Boundaries”, (although the opening track “City of Gainesville” has a very “Dopeman” […]

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The High School Dropouts (For Fans of Ramones, Vapids, Teenage Bottlerocket, The Copyrights)

High School Dropouts, where have you BEEN all my life? The answer to that question is sadly, within a binder in my car on a disc that I never really listened to, until about 2 days ago. I also don’t really have any excuse, since I’ve owned it for about 3-4 years now… please forgive me; I promise to never neglect you again! The High School Dropouts “Self Titled” album could seriously be mistaken for a Ramones b-side, and I mean that in the most […]

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The Ultimate Birthday Mix!

So, I wasn’t going to post this because I thought it was a little conceded, but screw it, I don’t care! Today is my birthday! Although for some reason it doesn’t really feel like it… Anyways, here are the essential songs I listen to on my bday! MP3: Groovie Ghoulies – Happy Birthday The Vandals – Happy Birthday To Me The Vandals – Bad Birthday Bash Atom and His Package – Happy Birthday General Big D And The Kids Table – Running Young 7 Seconds […]

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Voodoo Glow Skulls / Whole Wheat Bread in Philadelphia (6/11/08)

When I heard that Voodoo Glow Skulls were playing a 21+ show up in North Philly at the North Star Bar on Thursday (6/11/08), I wasn’t exactly sure what to expect. I’ve seen the band before, but never in a bar setting, and never a 21+ crowd. On top of that, the venue has a “strict no moshing” rule. In a narrow, small room to the side of the bar was the stage, and there was about a crowd of no more than 40 people. […]

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I Hate Moving.

Who doesn’t love moving into a new place and having some unforeseen problems there (*cough* look at the fourth song posted *cough*)? An ode out to everyone doing the move thing, such as myself and Sasha (who as many of you probably have noticed by the punk rock assault, hasn’t posted on here in quite some time due to her computer being all packed away). Good luck to everyone else moving! Mp3: Dead Kennedys – Let’s Lynch the Landlord Bouncing Souls – Apartment 5F Toxic […]

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The Damned – Damned Damned Damned (For fans of The Clash)

If you think that The Clash or The Sex Pistols were the first big punk bands from England, you’re wrong. The Damned were the first UK punk band to release a single, an album, and tour the United States, yet they don’t nearly get the recognition they deserve. This is partly because they changed their style up after their first album “Damned Damned Damned”, but if you’re a fan of 70s style punk in the veins of Anti-Pasti and The Clash, you definitely should check […]

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I Hope Gas Prices Rise!

Ok, I’ll say it… I hope gasoline prices keep on rising. Don’t get me wrong, I’m getting hit hard from it and I can barely afford to fill up anymore at all, but it’s the only way people are going to wake up to our addiction. Maybe now instead of just spending and using gasoline in insane amounts, we’ll actually conserve and make a push for alternative energy. And seriously… is this really a shock for anyone? Did anyone actually think oil was going to […]

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