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Modern

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Soul On A Rock
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Rendezvous
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Speed Of Life
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Thunder Of Hearts
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Why Compromise?
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Don't Let The Car Crash
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Runaround
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Doesn't Mean Anything
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Phone
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Under The Sun
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Turn Of The Screw
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Sneaky
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Stranger In Your Town
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Choices
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Total Tracks: 14   Total Length: 46:41

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By Tobi Vail, Contributor

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Who Are…Royal Headache

By Austin L. Ray, Contributor

Guitars are at the forefront of much of Royal Headache's self-titled debut, but not the noodling, 14-notes-a-second variety. Instead, these young Aussies specialize in the type of songs led by jangling, major-chord strums laced with just enough distortion to make it interesting. The Sydney foursome cut its teeth in Australia's punk and hardcore scenes before opting for something a little more mod, a little more power pop, a little more R&B. The resulting LP, which… more »

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Who are…The Men

By Austin L. Ray, Contributor

On 2011's Leave Home, The Men unleashed a sprawling, overwhelming, brute-force basher of a rock 'n' roll record on a mostly-unsuspecting public, leaving a bunch of exhausted, gape-mouthed listeners in its wake In following up such a galvanic-if-difficult release, the Brooklyn foursome presents Open Your Heart, a more accessible and delightfully mixed bag that touches on hardcore, Buzzcockian power pop, classic country drinking songs, straight-ahead rock and propulsive, building jams the likes of which would… more »

They Say All Music Guide

Despite the punk revival of the ’90s, the Buzzcocks operated somewhat under the radar. They were an undeniable influence on many bands, including the chart-topping crossovers Green Day, but they were rarely cited as such, and even though a reunited incarnation of the group was surprisingly strong, their albums and concerts largely went unnoticed. Such was the case for their 1999 album for Go Kart, Modern. The title isn’t entirely in jest — the group tests out some electronics and drum machines, particularly on Steve Diggle’s material. These experiments aren’t entirely successful, sounding a little forced. Consequently, Diggle’s songs sound a little weaker than Pete Shelley’s, but when he concentrates on straight-ahead pop-punk — as he does on “Turn of the Screw” — the results are quite good. Shelley pretty much follows the straight and narrow throughout Modern, turning in catchy, tightly written punk and pop songs. There are no surprises among his songs, but they’re strong and reliable — good tunes performed with energy by the band. Admittedly, this a minor triumph and nobody will confuse Modern with Singles Going Steady, but the Buzzcocks not only sound better than any of their punk peers on Modern, they sound better than most of the young punk revivalists. And at the very least, that’s somewhat noteworthy. – Stephen Thomas Erlewine

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