All posts by Ryan Pangilinan

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The Bandar-Log – AK-747 Album Review

On The Bandar-Log’s press release, it boldly states: “For fans of The Strokes, Beck, The White Stripes, and Red Hot Chili Peppers.” I’ve stated this before, but I really hate the concept of “RIYL” stickers, only because more times than not, those artists have very little to do will each other. To their benefit, The...Read...
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Hypernova – Through The Chaos Album Review

I’ve always felt that the oversaturation of The Killers and The Bravery had signaled the end of newer new wave bands that were coveting bands like Joy Division, The Psychedelic Furs, and The Smiths with great success. But the simultaneous release of new albums from the likes of Cold Cave and Hypernova suggest otherwise. The...Read...
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Nakatomi Plaza – Ghosts Album Review

The appropriately-titled Ghosts is the final album from long-running Drive Like Jehu-inspired outfit, Nakatomi Plaza. Surprisingly, it starts off on a far more melodic note than on their previous release, Unsettled. With tunes like “Artificial Light” and “Requiem,” the NP are going for more a straightforward punk sound, as opposed to that of the records...Read...
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When Summers Gone – December EP Album Review

Upon hearing the first track on When Summers Gone’s EP, December, it’s really difficult not to approach it from the viewpoint of a jaded music writer. For one thing, singer Dave Graziani’s vocal cadence apes a who’s-who of ’90s frontmen, such as Chris Cornell (mostly), Gavin Rossdale, and Eddie Vedder. The record’s second song, “Welcome...Read...
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The New Enemy – Shakedown EP Album Review

StuffYouWillHate.com has quickly become one of my favorite new online blogs because the neon-clad-fashioncore-six-years-too-late kids who are featured there remind me why I hate new bands. Kids like Brokencyde who scream over computerized, plasticy beats are suddenly darlings, and everyone accepts them because most high schoolers wouldn’t know a tasty jam if it hit ’em...Read...
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