Grunge Singers Gone Too Soon: A Curse Or A Coincidence?

Early this morning, news broke that Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell had died. He was only 52 years old, and apparently...

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Playing It Safe: Why Did Music Stop Being Honest & Fearless?

For some years now, I have felt a growing dissatisfaction with the songs that dominate radio stations and the artists...

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Stop Calling Garbage A Grunge Band

[membership level="0,-2"]Lately there's been a lot of talk about Garbage, and with good reason. Last year they celebrated the 20th anniversary of their 1995 debut album, Garbage, with a re-release of the record and a 20 Years Queer tour. Next week, the band will release their sixth studio album, Strange Little Birds. Their new songs "Empty" and "Even Though Our Love Is Doomed" show that Garbage is just as dark and deep as they were when they got started.

But with all the excitement and news surrounding Garbage, one thing keeps coming up, and it irks me. So many articles, interviews, and reviews have described Garbage as a grunge band. But were they ever grunge?
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In Defense Of Green Day’s Trilogy

Four years ago, Green Day announced their most ambitious release yet: A trilogy of albums. Following the huge success of 2004's...

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Top 20 Kelly Clarkson Album Tracks

Some months ago I listed my 20 favorite unreleased Kelly Clarkson songs. She has so many amazing hidden gems that...

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Record Labels Vs. Artists: Let The Creators Create

For nearly as long as the music industry has existed, a certain partnership has played a vital part in keeping...

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My Love-Hate Relationship With Bonus Tracks

Bonus tracks are a magical thing for most music fans. We love getting a new album from our favorite artist,...

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Music and My Mental Health

When Amanda asked me to write a guest blog for this week, my first thought was, “what do I know...

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Why Don’t Artists Release All The Songs They Record?

Most music fans I know are always excited to hear more music from their favorite singers and bands. Anticipation builds...

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20 Ways To Discover New Music

Everyone loves music. And most people can never get enough of it. But how do you discover new music to...

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A Response To Our Blog, “Never Stop Discovering New Bands, Part Two”

This article originally appeared on rachelwhitbeck.wordpress.com.    My sister runs a super cool blog called Hidden Jams. Her latest post...

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Never Stop Discovering New Bands, Part Two

A year and a half ago, I was excited about all the new bands and singers I had discovered and...

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Why Making Shorter Albums Is A Mistake

Do you prefer long albums or short albums? What is the ideal number of tracks or running time? Do you...

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New Year, New Music: 16 Albums We’re Looking Forward To In 2016

Welcome to the new year! 2015 was a great year for music, but it looks like 2016 is gearing up to...

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Top 15 Albums Of 2015

While most entertainment publications rushed to release their year-end lists by the first of December, we decided to wait until...

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Top 30 Singles Of 2015

Now that 2015 is coming to a close, it feels right to reflect on all the great music we've gotten...

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58 Instruments That Made Rolling Stone’s Top 100 Songs Of All Time

You may be familiar with Rolling Stone's list of the "500 Greatest Songs Of All Time." They first published their...

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“Music was better back then”: When do we stop keeping up with popular music?

This article was originally published by Skynet & Ebert - see their original post here.  After sixty years of research, it’s...

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An Avril Lavigne Music Wish List

Avril Lavigne has a big year planned. She sneakily hinted that she had some "projects lined up" around the new year,...

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Welcome To The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame, Green Day. You’ve Earned It.

I discovered Green Day an entire decade ago. I was 14 years old, and "American Idiot" had just come out....

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Happy Halloween!

Green Day - "Monster Mash" (+ "Good Riddance (Time Of Your Life)" and "Basket Case") https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u9gXKAMsV0c Ghost - "Secular Haze"...

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Ghost In Lima – One Of The Best Concerts I’ve Ever Seen

Discoteca Céntrico, Lima Thursday, August 28, 2014 Last night I saw Ghost for the first time. I've been obsessed with...

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Why Avril Lavigne’s Music Sucks

Who here still listens to Avril Lavigne? You know what they say: Everyone went through an “Avril phase,” at least...

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