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Review: The Almost - Monster Monster EP
10/31/10 at 02:32 PM by Ryan Gardner
Here's my review of Monster Monster EP, another fantastic record from The Almost off Tooth & Nail Records: http://absolutepunk.net/showthread.php?t=1987572
Tags: review, the almost, monster monster ep, tooth and nail records
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Review: The Scenic - Bipolariod
10/28/10 at 08:35 PM by Ryan Gardner
Check out my review of The Scenic's latest record, Bipolaroid, off Victory Records: http://absolutepunk.net/showthread.php?t=1975902
Tags: review, the scenic, bipolaroid, victory records
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Review: Your Demise - The Kids We Used To Be
10/26/10 at 06:17 PM by Ryan Gardner
Your Demise's The Kids We Used To Be is one of the best heavy releases this year: http://absolutepunk.net/showthread.php?t=1975892
Tags: review, your demise, the kids we used to be, rise records
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Thoughts: Kanye West - Runaway (short film)
10/23/10 at 09:31 PM by Ryan Gardner
Kanye West - Runaway (Short Film)

Watched it twice...

Great music, filmed wonderfully, odd film in general but nonetheless very artistic.

Anyways, all that really matters is the music, which was fantastic. Very excited for Kanye's My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy to drop November 22nd, and his G.O.O.D Friday tracks have all been great, as well. Keep 'em coming.

Between his G.O.O.D Friday tracks, singles, and now this video, there's no question that Kanye West is the most creative, innovative hip-hop artist of today.
Tags: thoughts, kanye west, runaway short film
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Upcoming Reviews
10/23/10 at 09:23 AM by Ryan Gardner
Tomorrow (Oct 24) my reviews for The Scenic's Bipolaroid (Victory Records) and Your Demise's The Kids We Used To Be (Viisible Noise/Rise) will be up.

Next week (Oct 31) my reviews for Tumbledown's Empty Bottle will be up as well as Like The Star's The Guidelines of Love & Lies.

I also just received A Bullet For Pretty Boy's upcoming record, Revision:Revise, off Razor And Tie/Artery Foundation. Although I'd never listened to the band before, the record isn't bad - solid heavy release. I'll have first impressions on it in a blog on here next week, as well.
Tags: upcoming reviews, scenic, your demise, tumbledown
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Review: Groundbreaking Ceremony - I Can't Believe It's Not Better!
10/18/10 at 08:58 PM by Ryan Gardner
If you like pop-punk music at all, check out my review of Groundbreaking Ceremony's debut EP, I Can't Believe It's Not Better! : http://absolutepunk.net/showthread.php?t=1953952.
Tags: review, groundbreaking ceremony, i can't believe it's not bette! ep, pop-punk
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10/17/10 at 09:41 AM by Ryan Gardner
After reading all the hype about Rdio, I did a free three-day trail and ended up getting the $5 a month subscription.

The program is simply fantastic. I had used Spotify a few months back when that sampler version of it was around in the US, and Rdio compares wonderfully, as they're incredibly similar.

The fact is, the cost is only $5 a month ($10 for mobile use) for unlimated streaming of thousands of records and discographies. All of the music is simply right there - just a click away. I highly recomeend this for everyone on this site; it's revolutionary.

Through Rdio in just a week, I've discovered many bands that I've always been meaning to listen to but just had never gotten around to hearing. In just a week I've finally discovered bands/artists including fun., Mute Math, Glassjaw, Converge, Mastodon, Copeland, etc. It's simply unbelievable.

If you're interested, a free three-day trial is available at www.rdio.com. Let me know if you have any questions!

Happy listening, Ryan
Tags: rdio
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10/16/10 at 08:18 AM by Ryan Gardner
I've been really digging Converge as of late. Jane Doe and their latest Axe To Fall (off Epitaph Records last year) are simply brilliant pieces of heavy music.

If you haven't checked these guys out yet, I highly recommend them to any fan of heavy music. They're 15 years in and still kicking - hard.
Tags: recommendation, converge, axe to fall, jane doe, epitaph records
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Review: Too Tall Grizzly - Stream of Unconsciousness
10/13/10 at 03:19 PM by Ryan Gardner
Here's my review of Too Tall Grizzly's latest EP, Stream of Unconsciousness: http://absolutepunk.net/showthread.php?t=1953982.

For fans of Every Time I Die, this EP will surely please you, as these guys sound like a younger ETID in the flesh.
Tags: review, too tall grizzly, stream of unconsciousness ep, every time i die
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Review: All That Remains - For We Are Many
10/12/10 at 06:07 PM by Ryan Gardner
Here's my review of All That Remains' latest disappointing release Razor & Tie For We Are Many: http://absolutepunk.net/showthread.php?t=1953942.

Available everywhere today.
Tags: review, all that remains, for we are many
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Review: Kid Liberty - Fight With Your Fists
10/03/10 at 07:57 PM by Ryan Gardner
For fans of Four Year Strong and Set Your Goals, Kid Liberty's debut record Fight With Your Fists will be right up your alley.

Check out my review here: http://absolutepunk.net/showthread.php?t=1941002.
Tags: review, kid liberty, fight with your fists
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Review: MsWhite - Squares
10/02/10 at 09:42 PM by Ryan Gardner
For fans of Underoath and other heavy acts such as In Fear And Faith, check out my review of MsWhite's debut off Rise/Velocity Records, Squares: http://absolutepunk.net/showthread.php?t=1932482.
Tags: mswhite, squares, rise records
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Jimmy Eat World - Invented
09/29/10 at 08:32 PM by Ryan Gardner
I simply cannot get enough of this album. I've loved all of JEW's previous releases - Futures being my favorite - and I feel that Invented could end up being my favorite record by them. Adkin's lyrics are pristine as always, his vocals soar, and the guitars and drums form around his sound better than ever.

It's the perfect record as the fall weather comes. Highly recommended for the die hard Jimmy Eat World fan or for anyone looking to check them out for the first time.

Check out Chris Fallon's fantastic review here if you need any more convincing: http://absolutepunk.net/showthread.php?t=1935272
Tags: jimmy eat world, invented
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Review: The Wonder Years - The Upsides (Re-Release)
09/27/10 at 03:23 PM by Ryan Gardner
The Wonder Years' The Upsides has been graced as one of the best pop-punk releases of 2010. With their Hopeless Records re-release, the band added four more fantastic tracks.

Check out my review of the re-release here: http://www.absolutepunk.net/showthread.php?t=1916622
Tags: review, the wonder years, the upsides, re-release, hopeless records
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Wanted: "Oldies"/Classic Music Recs
09/23/10 at 08:37 PM by Ryan Gardner
The last few weeks I've been trying to expand my musical tastes, listening to some "oldies" and discovering old artists and such.

I've been digging The Beatles a ton (but that's a given), The Beach Boys, Billy Joel, some Styx, old U2, Bob Dylan, Pink Floyd, Nirvana, The Clash, Simon & Garfunkel, some Rush, etc.

Can any of you all help me find some more old/classic artists or records I still need to add to my collection? Much appreciated.
Tags: wanted, oldies music, classic, recommendations
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