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Upcoming Reviews
10/23/10 at 08:23 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 07:58 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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Rdio
10/17/10 at 08:41 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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Converge
10/16/10 at 07:18 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 02:19 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 05:07 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 06:57 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 08:42 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 07:32 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 02:23 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 07:37 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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Review: Before Their Eyes - Untouchable
09/19/10 at 06:25 AM by Ryan Gardner
My review of Before Their Eyes' latest mediocre release, Untouchable off Rise Records: http://absolutepunk.net/showthread.php?t=1916612
Tags: review, before their eyes, untouchable, rise records
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Review: Terrible Things - Terrible Things
09/16/10 at 12:37 PM by Ryan Gardner
My review of the all-star triumvirate - Fred Mascherino (ex-Taking Back Sunday, The Color Fred), Andy Jackson (ex-Hot Rod Circuit, Death in the Park), and Josh Eppard (ex-Coheed and Cambria) - debut record as their new band Terrible Things: http://absolutepunk.net/showthread.php?t=1892962
Tags: review, terrible things, self-titled
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First Impressions: The Wonder Years - The Upsides (Re-Release)
09/15/10 at 06:46 PM by Ryan Gardner
Everyone's favorite pop-punk album of the year, The Wonder Years' The Upsides will be re-released on Hopeless Records on September 21st with four additional tracks. After receiving the album, my verdict is that as expected, the additional tracks are great. No question about it.
Tags: the wonder years, the upsides re-release, hopeless records
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Review: Sara Bareilles - Kaleidoscope Heart
09/14/10 at 11:25 AM by Ryan Gardner
My review of Sara Bareilles' wondrous Kaleidoscope Heart: http://absolutepunk.net/showthread.php?t=1904442.
Tags: review, sara barielles, kaleidoscope heart
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