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Tag: Smashing Pumpkins


Dec 29, 2014

Our 15 Most Anticipated Albums of 2015

Now that we’ve ranked the albums that rocked us in 2014, we’re ready to move on to the bounty that’s coming in 2015. Indie fans are going to be blessed with new tunes from Belle...

Jul 21, 2014

5 Bands Born from Breakups and Shakeups

Image by Andrew St. Clair When tragedy (or mere temper tantrums) leaves bands in the dust, it’s often hard for the members to pick up the pieces and start again. The wounds might be fresh, but...

Dec 18, 2012

All I Want for Christmas...

Good tidings to you and yours this week of Christmas! And if you're feeling particularly in the giving spirit, why not get for your favorite humble rock scribe (ahem) any or all of the following...

Oct 22, 2012

A-grade B-side albums

It's a miracle enough when a regular album flows cohesively and tells a story. But when a collection of rarities and b-sides from an artist's entire career gels like the "real" thing, it's...

Oct 13, 2012

Opinion - The Write Stuff Is Wrong

Photo by Maura Lanahan I normally clap my hands together with glee whenever Henry Rollins' recurring column comes out on LA Weekly's website. His insightful, optimistic posts are anathema to cynics, an anomaly in these...

Aug 27, 2012

A Soundtrack for Feeling Infinite

Rejoice, wallflowers everywhere! (No, no - sit down, Jakob Dylan. Not your "One Headlight" gang.) Your favorite novel about "Rocky Horror Picture Show" zines and the general, wonderful weirdness of being a teenager is now...

Jul 9, 2012

Album sequels: 4 that relive the magic

They say lightning never strikes twice in the same place, but these music acts have tried (pretty darn successfully) to make the second time a charm. We're taking album sequels, a concept mostly championed...

Jun 18, 2012

Album reviews - '90s angst edition

Despite the turning of the page, the '90s are still all the rage. Coincidentally, two of that decade's biggest ragers, Fiona Apple and the Smashing Pumpkins, release new albums this week. One has...

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