30 Essential Noise Rock Tracks

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Grind. Skronk. Pigfuck. Seemingly every word associated with noise rock sounds incredibly unflattering out of context, and even in context doesn’t fare much better. Before noise rock had a name, rock critics such as Lester Bangs and Robert Christgau came up with their own suitably unpleasant ways of describing the tortured sounds of music oozing … More »

The Queen Covers: 8 Worthy Tributes To Freddie Mercury & Co.

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QueenForty years ago this week, Queen released Jazz, an album that gave us “Don’t Stop Me Now,” “Fat Bottomed Girls,” and Dave Marsh’s notorious Rolling Stone decree that Queen were “the first truly fascist rock band.” History hasn’t been kind to that last assessment, but history’s always being rewritten with some inaccuracies tagging … More »