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Free Salamander Exhibit – Undestroyed

There is something wildly refreshing about hearing a band that clearly lies completely outside of popular and current tastes. Free Salamander Exhibit, an Experimental/Avant-garde or, Rock Against Rock, in their words, band from Oakland, CA is comprised of members from the immaculate Sleepytime Gorilla Museum and Idiot Flesh.

Capillary Action – So Embarrassing

So Embarrassing by disbanded Philly group Capillary Action, is nothing short of brilliant. It is by turns loud, aggressive, dynamic, dissonant, and melodic. No doubt, this is musician’s music, but what makes this album especially impressive is that they actually wound up writing good songs. There’s no mindless noodling. The album is filled with well-written songs featuring thoughtful instrumentation and orchestrations.

7 Old School U.K. Bands More People Should Be Listening To

Everyone knows Black Sabbath, The Kinks, The Rolling Stones, David Bowie, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, and of course, The Beatles.

However, some spectacular bands have flown largely under the radar, influencing countless other bands, but never quite reaching the stratospheric mainstream popularity of these aforementioned groups.

Best Albums of 2017

I guess it’s that time again… for end-of-year music lists! As always, lists are fluid as I spend more time with each album. 2017 will go down as another incredible year. However, this is the first year I never had (nor ended up with) a clear #1, not solid contenders for the top 3 spots.