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.
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.
Capcom released Mega Man 9 this week on all current generation consoles and brought back some 8-bit flavor in this generation of high-definition gaming. Old-school graphics and sound bites in this day and age? You betcha.
Nestled between the Wang Center and the Melville Library lies Stony Brook’s very own Staller Center. Unbeknownst to many students is the fact that for twenty dollars, one can purchase a season pass to view their weekly Friday offerings
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.
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.
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.
When I heard Woody Allen’s new movie would be titled Vicky Cristina Barcelona, I was a little worried. But with titles such as A Midsummer Night’s Sex Comedy and Bananas I figured hey, Whatever Works (which, is, incidentally, the title of his next movie).