Browsing articles from "January, 2010"
Jan 12, 2010

Nicky Digital “Both Sides” Review

Check out the amazing review of The Vanguard’s video for “Both Sides”
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still from The Vanguard's music video for "Both Sides"

The Vanguard‘s new video for ”Both Sides“ isn’t called both sides for nothing; the song combines the duality of a relaxing yet danceable and remix ready track, espescially with the acapella breakdown in the middle.

As for the video itself, who wouldn’t want to hang out in a prairie with dandelions in their hair, and get down with their band.

If they keep putting out tracks like “Both Sides,” this New York group could become serious fan favorite!

They are also giving away the mp3 for the mere price of you email address over at!

Murder Rebel Radio 23: 1 Decade, 3 Asses. Part 1

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Do you remember John Walker Lindh and Elian Gonzales? We did. What do you think you should get if you fuck the first lady? Find out the answers to these questions, and hear our opinions on movies from 2000 to 2006. Wednesday you get the rest. We are back, so tell your mom, dad, sister, and any of your sister’s hot friends.

Jan 8, 2010

Ambling Alp Aptly Awesome

Review of Yeasayer’s “Ambling Alp”

Yeasayer’s newest single “Ambling Alp” leads the listener into a great pop song with about twenty seconds of percussive John Cage-inspired sounds. A marimba rattles through a scale, bubbling water percolates. Slowly an organ builds and the song explodes with a mechanized drum beat, a distinct snare and an extra drummer just for hi-hat work. Think “The Boxer” by Simon and Garfunkel mixed with “Welcome to the Machine” by Pink Floyd. Industrial but not boring or repetitive, Ambling Alp snaps your body with jolting ups and downs.
Immediate thoughts of pop songs from the 80’s by Peter Gabriel and Phil Collins resonate with the listener. However, the songwriting surpasses the works by those artists with a projected mood that is heartfelt and serious. Chris Keating’s vocals are strong but he allows them to get slightly breathy as he approaches the end of a line. As the chorus begins, a bright and delayed guitar adds an upstroke which creates a subtle reggae rhythm. The lyrics in the chorus: “Stick up for yourself, son/ Nevermind what anybody else done,” struck me as vague and equally appropriate. The first is an obvious statement but the second is more specific, informing the listener on how to accomplish the previous via nonconformity. Overall, a very uplifting and honest sentiment expressed wonderfully through a very rhythmic song.

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Jan 8, 2010

Murder Rebel Radio Makes Me Laugh

Although they say terrible things, its still funny… to me. Check out their little video:

Jan 6, 2010

The Aviation Orange Top 10 of 2009

RethinkPopMusic sat down with The Aviation Orange to find out what were their Top 10 Albums and Singles of 2009.


Grizzly Bear – Vecktamist
Wild Bests – Two Dancers
The xx – The xx
Phoenix – Wolfgang Amedeus Pheonix
Passion Pit – Manners
The Yeah, Yeah, Yeahs – It’s Blitz
Animal Collective – Merriweather Post Pavillion
Built to Spill – There is No Enemy
Islands – Vapours
Bat For Lashes Two Suns


Grizzly Bear – Two Weeks
Wild Beasts – All the Kings Men
Karen O & The Kids – All is love
Phoenix – 1901
Lady Gaga – Bad Romance
Miike Snow – Animal
Dirty Projectors – Stillness is the Move
The Yeah, Yeah, Yeahs – Heads will Roll or Soft Shock
Pains of Being Pure at Heart – Everything with You
Pitbull – Hotel Room Service


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