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The Arctic Monkeys have announced the follow-up to 2007's Favourite Worst Nightmare, the as-yet-untitled (although cleverly titled on Wikipedia as Arctic Monkeys 2009 Album) third album for the British foursome. Produced by Josh Homme in the Mojave Desert and James Ford (no, not that James Ford…he's still in 1977) in Brooklyn, the album–which hits streets Tuesday, August 25th–consists of the following ten tracks: 1. My Propeller2. Crying Lightning3. Dangerous Animals4. Secret Door5. Potion Approaching6. Fire And The...

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Wednesday, 03 June 2009
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When it comes right down to it, no matter how many minor twists and turns might manifest along the average band's career path, the beginning, middle and end of every musical group's career follows a very similar, linear progression. In the earliest stages, the band in question will work to find their voice and hopefully establish both a fan base and a name for itself. If said band is really lucky, the record-buying public will pick up on them straight...

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Wednesday, 03 June 2009
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Iggy Pop is one of my favorite artists, but he's been in a rut recently. With the exception of the spoken word album Avenue A, every album he has released since the early 90's has been a variation of the same hard guitar rock. Reuniting with his Stooges buddies did up the energy level of both his albums and, especially, his live performances, but only solidified the rock quotient. Even Iggy seemed to be tiring to doing the same old...

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Monday, 01 June 2009