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Brutus
Burst
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Listening to Burst, it’s not that shocking that Brutus begin life as a Refused cover band. The Belgian trio emulates the standard bearing Shape of Punk...


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    The Pains of Being Pure at Heart
    The Echo of Pleasure

    There’s one sure thing for which you have to give The Pains of Being Pure at Heart a great deal of credit: introducing the most buoyant parts of ’80s new...

  • Metal By Any Other Name
    Metal By Any Other Name

    Encyclopedia Metallum is an excellent resource for all things metal—except when it’s not. While the website does a fantastic job cataloging more than 100,000 bands (and...

  • Ghost The Fillmore, Philadelphia, July 20
    Ghost
    The Fillmore, Philadelphia, July 20

    If you had a dollar for every disparaging word posted on the internet about Ghost, you could retire a very wealthy person. Factor in legitimate concerns over...

  • Mac DeMarco This Old Dog
    Mac DeMarco
    This Old Dog

    A large part of Mac DeMarco’s appeal—his goofiness, in particular—can be seen in his music videos. The most memorable one might be for Salad Days’...


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Brutus
Burst
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