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Staff RecommendationsAdam: Bars of Gold, Former Thieves, Spoon
Drew B: The new Bring Me The Horizon is the only thing I've listening to all week. It's gonna turn some heads.
Blake: The Cool Kids
Matt: Banquets if you like The Gaslight Anthem.
Stephen: Puma's Half-Nelson Courtship and Gate's Republic of Sadness
Chris: Listening to anything that's The Graduate will cure what ails ya!
Lueda: Help out Graveface Records. And buy the just released Dreamend album, So I Ate Myself, Bite By Bite.
Christian: I Call Fives
Alex: There's something good waitin' down this road.
Adam Pfleider on 08/21/10 - 10:52 PM
Stepped out the crib with the bearclaw slippers
Staff RecommendationsBlake: Transit
Keagan: Man Overboard, The Gay Blades and Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr.
Anton: Revisit Mae's The Everglow, Florence and the Machine - "Cosmic Glow"
Thomas: Haulover Drive are my favorite unsigned band that aren't The Narrative. Also what Blake said!
Adam: Good music.
Chris: The Flatliners and Transit are a perfect one-two punch of awesome as summer comes to an end.
Alex: It's her face and those eyes; I can't escape 'em.
Blake Solomon on 08/14/10 - 09:12 PM
Self-loathing once filled me, but now I know the truth.
Staff RecommendationsAlex: Live every week like it's shark week.
Blake: We Were Skeletons
Adam: is a dead sinking story.
Chris: Why aren't you listening to Hostage Calm and Iron Chic?
Thomas: Buy the new Punchline and Eli Paperboy Reed this week. Also check out Nottingham.
Matt: The Reign of Kindo
Alex DiVincenzo on 08/07/10 - 09:42 PM
Staff RecommendationsKeagan: The new Best Week Ever song is huge, easily the best pop rock song of 2010. Also I Call Fives and College Dropout.
Drew B: The new Anberlin album rules, and Eugene Mirman's stand-up is the funniest I've heard in a while.
Adam: We are the lovers. We are the last of our kind.
Lueda: S. Carey, Dreamend and The Young Scamels.
Alex: Sing us a song and we'll sing it back to you.
Keagan Ilvonen on 07/31/10 - 09:44 PM
RecommendationsKeagan: Arcade Fire, The Best Week Ever, The Narrative, Letlive and Inception.
Matt: Revisiting Brightwood's latest, incredible album. RIYL: Acceptance.
Alex: The sun shines sometimes just for you.
Adam: Jimmy Eat World - Entire Catalog, My Heart to Joy - Seasons in Verse, Snapcase - Progression Through Unlearning
Blake: Cats and Cats and Cats
Tony: Keeping Quiet. Who doesn't love free music?
Keagan Ilvonen on 07/24/10 - 09:57 PM
Larry, aren't you going to say goodbye?
RecommendationsBlake: Meursault
Matt: Looting Future Recording's Bandcamp, and Safety Word Orange.
Adam: To know the things I've been making up inside my head and to know what is real...
Blake Solomon on 07/17/10 - 09:30 PM
Blake Solomon on 07/10/10 - 09:05 PM
I'm proud and ashamed every 4th of July.
Staff RecommendationsAlex: I've got you like a tattoo on my body.
Paul: I'm really into the new Big Boi and School of Seven Bells albums.
Blake: Jay Electronica
Matt: David Shultz and The Skyline

Lueda: The Flashbulb and The Flashbulb. Did I mention The Flashbulb?
Alex DiVincenzo on 07/03/10 - 09:25 PM
Man, what a six months it has been. I've certainly changed around my list a few times before deciding on my top ten, and I can somewhat say the same for the rest of the staff. It has been quite a year of great music thus far, and we haven't even received a new Glassjaw album yet. Seriously, can we get that already? Anyway, head here to see our staff picks for the halfway point, and then hit the replies to tell us what you've been bumping in your stereo for your parents, friends and carpools to work.
Adam Pfleider on 06/29/10 - 09:20 AM
To me you are the light...
Staff RecommendationsAdam: These three albums on top of my record player and seeing HEALTH live.
Keagan: You're tearing up my heart...
Alex: Why can't I feel anything from anyone other than you?
Adam Pfleider on 06/27/10 - 12:54 AM
Now I'm older, I wanna be the same as you.
Staff RecommendationsAlex: I'm the exception to the rule.
Thomas: A Great Big Pile of Leaves, Settler, and whatever Craig does next.
Paul: Hussle Club
Adam: Please, catch for us the foxes in the vineyard...
Blake: The Boys of Summer
Matt: My new mini-column, Daily Ditty.
Alex DiVincenzo on 06/19/10 - 11:14 PM
We are the last generation of hope.
Staff RecommendationsKeagan: Valaska for fans of Copeland, Steel Train and Japandroids.
Alex: We fucked our ears, we fucked our throats, screaming for the sake of what we love most.
Blake: The Drums and Arms Aloft
Adam: Punk treats for my daughters.
Thomas: Buy American Slang when it comes out on Tuesday. Also preorder your new iPhone that day.
Matthew: Seconded Thomas' first rec, and The Hold Steady.
Keagan Ilvonen on 06/12/10 - 09:03 PM
Alex DiVincenzo on 06/05/10 - 09:13 PM
Been around long enough by now to know I see things differently than most, but here like-minded souls surround and I found a name for what I've always been.
Staff RecommendationsAlex: Let's set our hearts at self-destruct.
Steve: Freelance Whales, The Narrative, and The Radio Dept.
Gregory: Joshua James and Old Man River
Adrian: You bettah get mean too.
Blake: Hawthorne Heights
Adam: RIYL: Some Girls' Heaven's Pregnant Teens, Deerhunter's Mircocastle, Angel Hair's Pregnant With the Senior Class
Deborah: Blacklist Royals.
Alex DiVincenzo on 05/29/10 - 09:05 PM
I feel like rain falling into the sea.
Staff RecommendationsAdrian: Music like water.
Blake: Pistolita and Big K.R.I.T.
Paul: Robyn's newest single "Dancing On My Own"
Matthew: The Ascent of Everest
Lueda: Lady of the Sunshine for Angus & Julia Stone fans.
Thomas: The new Man Overboard album is everything I could have hoped for.
Alex: The closer you get to the meaning the sooner you'll know that you're dreaming.
Adrian Villagomez on 05/22/10 - 09:01 PM
I'm eating rat poison for dinner.
Staff RecommendationsAlex: Every single day I want to hear you say, "I had the worst day of my life."
Keagan: The Dead Weather, Sleigh Bells and Born Ruffians
Steve: Local Natives, Aqualung, and Letlive.
Thomas: Safety Word Orange and Entourage.
Lueda: The best and nicest label out there: The Mylene Sheath.
Blake: Sleigh Bells and Augustana
Paul: NewVillager
Alex DiVincenzo on 05/15/10 - 09:07 PM
Clean up next day from the ticker tape parade
RecommendationsBlake: Balance and Composure/Tigers Jaw and Armor For Sleep
Adam: Bradford James Cox will rule my Summer.
Alex: Like every single tree, reach for the sky.
Paul: Flying Lotus's new album Cosmogramma
Keagan: The Receiving End of Sirens, The Dear Hunter and Tiger Riot
Deborah: Like Bats
Blake Solomon on 05/08/10 - 09:06 PM
Gloria/Us Appearing
RecommendationsBlake: The Radio Dept. and The Eleventh Doctor
Thomas: Foxy Shazam and summer vacation starting.
Alex: Go to the Kimbo Wants a Pepsi Tour. Don't see A Nightmare on Elm Street.
Adam: Came home from work to new pygmylush and working on the new class.
Chris: Paper Arms, Stephen Egerton and (shameless plug) following my blog!
Deborah: Go to the Fermented and Flailing tour.
Blake Solomon on 05/01/10 - 10:14 PM
I could be bounded in a nutshell, and count myself a king of infinite space, were it not that I have bad dreams.
Staff RecommendationsAlex: I've had just about enough of quote "diamonds in the rough".
Thomas: The new Gaslight Anthem record, the new Good Old War record, and what I listen to at the beginning of every summer.
Deborah: Cobra Skulls
Matthew: AM Taxi, which is nearly as good as the new The Gaslight Anthem album, as well as helping end cancer.
Chris: The Riot Before, The Gaslight Anthem and Eli "Paperboy" Reed.
Blake: B.o.B AKA Bobby Ray
Alex DiVincenzo on 04/24/10 - 09:39 PM
Control me like you used to.
Staff RecommendationsJason Tate: The new album from The Gaslight Anthem is everything I wanted and more.
Steve
: The Morning Of, Yeasayer, and Beach House.
Blake: Tides of Man and Circa Survive
Matthew: Helping end cancer and We All Inherit the Moon
Adam: Celeste, Irons and some hot wax.
Alex: This is a battleground!
Thomas: AM Taxi's We Don't Stand a Chance (June 8) and A Loss for Words' Motown covers album (May 11).
Steve Henderson on 04/17/10 - 09:02 PM
My thoughts are logical in my bedroom.
RecommendationsBlake: Dr. Dog and Balance Problems
Adam: LastHotGutterTheNew
Thomas: Titus Andronicus, Half Hearted Hero, and finishing school already.
Paul: Bananarama - "Cruel Summer"
Alex: The Black Waters of Echo's Pond
Matthew: The River Empires and helping kill cancer.
Blake Solomon on 04/10/10 - 10:08 PM
Shame, shame.
Staff RecommendationsSteve: Sleigh Bells and Dr. Dog.
Blake: Ef and Angus & Julia Stone.
Alex: We'll keep on doing our best even though our lives are a mess.
Adam: If you're not reading Anton's blog, you're not learning anything about life.
Steve Henderson on 04/03/10 - 09:00 PM
There's bones, muscle and blood, what's realer than fat and tendons?
RecommendationsKeagan: MGMT, The Tallest Man On Earth and Angus and Julia Stone.
Alex: I get wet when a part of you's dying. I get wet without even trying.
Blake: Brighten
Drew B: Neon Trees and Refused
Keagan Ilvonen on 03/27/10 - 10:01 PM
Have what it takes
RecommendationsBlake: Would you make it in the Swedish armed forces?
Alex: The only thing that matters is just following your heart.
Jeremy: New albums by Aloha, Triclops!, and The Unwinding Hours (ex-Aereogramme)
Adam: SXSW was beyond surreal. It was awesome meeting so many of you and hanging out! Good times!
Blake Solomon on 03/20/10 - 09:14 PM
Close your eyes and hold me. No harm will befall you.
RecommendationsJeremy: New releases by Ted Leo and the Pharmacists, Titus Andronicus and The Besnard Lakes
Blake: Octoberman
Adam: SXSW and what Jeremy said...
Keagan: Every Never is Now Tour, Gorillaz and Fairline
Jeremy Aaron on 03/13/10 - 09:15 PM
Don't fix it if it hasn't broken yet.
RecommendationsBlake: Four Year Strong and River City Extension
Jeremy: These New Puritans - Hidden
Paul: Little Boots (album finally out in America) and the new Yellow Swans album
Lueda: Rodrigo y Gabriela.
Adam
: Good openers, no openers and can openers.
Keagan: Copeland's Farewell Tour, Beneath The Medicine Tree and I Can Make A Mess Like Nobody's Business
Blake Solomon on 03/06/10 - 09:26 PM
We shouldn't talk so loud
RecommendationsBlake: Josiah Wolf and Chris Merritt.
Alex: Let's toast the night away to friends and forget about tomorrow.
Adam: Me and Jane Doe.
Keagan: John Mayer and Sleigh Bells.
Blake Solomon on 02/27/10 - 09:20 PM
At least we are civilized.
RecommendationsSteve: Yesterday's Revenge (for Anthony Green fans) and Neon Indian.
Blake: Bruce Peninsula and Communipaw
Drew B.: Nineteen with neck tatz.
Alex: Go see Shutter Island and Four Year Strong.
Adam: Last night, my teeth fell out like ivory typewriter keys...
Keagan: Joanna Newsom, "Good Intentions Paving Highway", "Kingfisher", Did I forget to mention to order one of the best albums this year?
Steve Henderson on 02/20/10 - 09:04 PM
I'm so unprepared, so here's your valentine.
Staff RecommendationsJason: The Helio Sequence
Alex
: Listen to Dangers. Don't bother seeing The Wolfman.
Lueda: Peasant, Azure Ray and The Six Parts Seven.
Adrian: The sun's not yellow, it's chicken.
Keagan: The Format, Beach House and The Felix Culpa
Adam: Something old and something new.
Steve: Listen to Mark Rose and Circa Survive and see The Hurt Locker.
Blake: My Arcadia and Foxy Shazam
Alex DiVincenzo on 02/13/10 - 09:01 PM
The key to self liberation is the abstinence from the destructive escapism of intoxication.
Staff RecommendationsAlex: I've got a way with words and it's the cause of all my problems.
Paul: Jenny Wilson and Local Natives
Blake: Airplanes and Eagle Scout
Adam: Who Dat!
Keagan: Joanna Newsom - "Good Intentions Paving Company" and Someone buy me a ticket please!
Steve: Cedar Avenue and Northstar.
Alex DiVincenzo on 02/06/10 - 09:32 PM
I never wanted you to chase me, I just wanted you to have me.
Staff RecommendationsSteve: See One for the Team live.
Joe: The Bigger Lights.
Alex: I can't believe that I got stuck here again while the kid with the dreads tells me he's smarter on acid.
Paul: Fool's Gold
Blake: Titus Andronicus
Adam: See Also: Below in forum
Deborah: Modern Life is War
Steve Henderson on 01/30/10 - 10:01 PM
Color my life with the chaos of trouble.
Staff RecommendationsAlex: I'm through with the old school, so let's commence the winning.
Steve: You Me at Six and One for the Team.
Adam: Atlas Sound's "Walkabout" and Finch's "Bitemarks and Bloodstains." Oh, and Dillinger Escape Plan's Option Paralysis is going to kill you all.
Mike: I'm so bored, but I have no motivation to do anything about it.
Blake: Q-Tip
Alex DiVincenzo on 01/23/10 - 09:39 PM
I've seen the angel's face, and I've heard her sing to me.
Staff RecommendationsAlex: From an airplane's view, it is seen that tops of trees are just little seeds.
Drew: The new Dessa record, A Badly Broken Code, is fantastic and in stores this Tuesday. Also follow me at my new Twitter page.
Blake: An Horse
Steve: Neon Trees - Habits and One for the Team - Ghosts.
Paul: Listen to some Clash and follow me on twitter, duh.
Adam: Relationship of Command is better than Kid A. Discuss on Drew's twitter.
Mike: Empire! Empire! (I Was a Lonely Estate), add me on Facebook and Twitter.
Adrian 2009.
Alex DiVincenzo on 01/16/10 - 09:55 PM
Punk rock should mean freedom...as long as it is good and it has passion.
RecommendationsAdam: So where do we go from here? Just about anywhere...
Steve: Space Cowboy - "Falling Down" and Radiohead.
Blake: Vampire Weekend and The Toxic Avenger
Jeremy: The Replacements - Let It Be
Lueda: jj, Raised By Swans and American Analog Set.
Paul: A couple of oldies - Bill Withers and Happy Mondays
Adam Pfleider on 01/09/10 - 10:53 PM
This must be it. Welcome to the new year.
RecommendationsAlex: I'm just a kid at heart. Hope I remain this way.
Jeremy: Talk Talk - Spirit of Eden
Blake: KE$HA
Adam:
Let's talk more in 2010...this means you Mark Hoppus!
Steve: Listen to Barcelona, play Demon's Souls for PS3, and see Up in the Air
Travis: Sigur Ros and Kevin Devine.
Alex DiVincenzo on 01/02/10 - 09:07 PM
It's the day after Christmas, and you're not here to keep my sweater warm.
RecommendationsAlex: Harper's Island is the best show you didn't watch in 2009.
Adam: Throwing rocks at trains. Listen to this.
Blake: Fanfarlo and A Sunny Day in Glasgow
Lueda: Rocky Votolato, Balmorhea, Seabear and The Go Find. They all have great albums coming out in 2010.
Alex DiVincenzo on 12/26/09 - 09:07 PM
Do you still think of quiet spaces as airport lounges?
RecommendationsBlake: Johnny Foreigner and Closure in Moscow
Paul: The new Hot Chip single "One Life Stand"
Alex: I don't mind the rain if I meet my maker.
Deborah: With the birds I'll share this lonely view.
Adam: You guys are WAY BETTER photogs than me.
Steve: Neko Case and Weaver at the Loom
Travis: Wakey! Wakey! and Mansions.
Blake Solomon on 12/19/09 - 09:29 PM
The decision was to leave.
RecommendationsJason Tate: Cary Brothers' Christmas EP
Blake:
The Mercury Program and The Most Serene Republic
Adrian: Does the hand of time just beat us down until we surrender?
Steve: The Republic of Wolves and Clipse.
Adam: I am obsessed with this album. Listen to Native and Brother/Ghost as well.
Lueda: The xx, Miike Snow and Balmorhea.
Blake Solomon on 12/12/09 - 09:10 PM
Things are getting heavy.
RecommendationsBlake: This is a link to my blog
Julia: Friday Night Lights and ten more.
Adam: Thanks for all the kind words, but this is why I do what I do. Photos and End of the Year List coming soon.
Alex: I'm always hoping for the best, preparing for the worst.
Lueda: Holopaw, Immanu El, Peter Broderick and Spoon!
Blake Solomon on 12/05/09 - 09:03 PM
In roaring he shall rise and on the surface die.
Staff RecommendationsAdrian: Sunrise, bad news. More dead, more wounds.
Adam: Cursive live--- done.
Paul: XTC - English Settlement
Blake: Ratatat.
Alex: Glamour Kills won't sponsor us, so All Time Low won't tour with us.
Adrian Villagomez on 11/28/09 - 11:14 PM
After all, it's me, the king and the beast....
RecommendationsAdam: Manchester Orchestra, Minus the Bear, The Get Up Kids and Kevin Devine and Mansions.
Adrian: If Jesus payin' LeBron, I'm payin' Dwayne Wade.
Alex: If you only knew the amount of thought that I put into you.
Blake: Interpol
Joe: Tonight is the night that we'll talk about forever.
Adam Pfleider on 11/21/09 - 08:30 PM
I feel about as useless as a mom's college degree.
RecommendationsAlex: If dying is bold, then courage I've got.
Adam: Little Gold, a slice of Americana, and the loudest show I've been to all year.
Lueda: 8x10.
Chris: Go watch some college basketball and listen to Bad Religion. It will make you a better individual.
Blake: Bob Dylan's Christmas in the Heart
Alex DiVincenzo on 11/14/09 - 09:41 PM
Sigh no more
Staff RecommendationsBlake: Driver F again and also An Horse
Steve: Rookie of the Year, Name Taken, and Circa Survive.
Alex: I'll never feel the same again, but I wouldn't rewrite anything.
Paul: Local Natives and Washed Out
Adam: Just got back from first day of Fun Fun Fun Fest. Check out Crystal Antlers, Melt Banana, Young Widows and Jesus Lizard.
Deborah: The new Dead to Me.
Blake Solomon on 11/07/09 - 09:48 PM
Slashes, dashes, and periods -- OHH MY!!!
RecommendationsAdam: My favorite interviewee thus far, ever! I also checked out some concerts.
Blake: Driver F and Mumford & Sons
Mike: The Beatles, Say Anything, wishing I took better advantage of that extra hour.
Alex: I remember Halloween.
Adam Pfleider on 10/31/09 - 11:29 PM
Blake Solomon on 10/17/09 - 09:44 PM

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