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Bayside’s Shudder

Long Island’s own pop punk band Bayside is set to release their fourth full length album, Shudder on September 30th. The CD opens powerfully with the track “Boy”, which, unfortunately, is one of the hardest-hitting songs on the album. Shudder is filled with morbidly well-written lyrics that longtime fans are familiar with, but it lacks the intensity of the band’s prior works.
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Metallica- Death Magnetic

Anyone will tell you that Metallica’s grand trilogy of thrash-metal albums in the 80’s were their best ever. These were 1984’s Ride The Lightning, 1986’s Master of Puppets and 1988’s …And Justice For All. Everything starting with their 1991 self-titled album, and most successful release, is a subject of much debate.
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ElodieO

Multi-talented pop music artists are few and far between in this day and age. An artist who takes total creative control of the production process of her music is even more rare.
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A Red Letter Year For Ani DiFranco

On her new album, Red Letter Year, Ani DiFranco sings, “I’ve got myself a new mantra/it says: don’t forget to have a good time.” It is evident on this new disc that she has embraced this new philosophy.
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Diary of a Spore Gamer

Today I bought Spore. All its previews looked pretty good. I downloaded the creature creator demo some months ago and while it was entertaining, the lack of game play dulled things pretty fast.