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Although credited to the “group” Kingwhistler, the 2014 Grass Routes was fully conceived by composer, vocalist and musician Nick Aliberti. The album is an upbeat, retro sounding piece, utilizing many rock and roots sub-genres and designed in the effect of an American road trip.
May’s Choice 5 features releases from Big Engine, Daylight Robbery, Barry Myers, Chris Nelson and We Live In Sod Houses.
King For a Night by Guido Marzorati & the Blugos is an album filled with rich and diverse music that is exquisitely produced. The mixture of songs flows nicely from those with pop/rock flair and showmanship to those influenced heavily by Country, folk and Americana.
Azwel is a one man project of eclectic music produced by Jason Perrillo. The latest release, 2014’s From Now On, is a solid album of rich and entertaining compositions.
April’s Choice 5 features releases from A New Tomorrow, EB11, Kaos India, Kouzin Bedlam and Six String Noise.
Modern Times is a raw rendition of traditional jazz, blues and country by Bob Dylan. Released in 2006, the album was the first in Dylan’s five decade career to debut at the top of the charts.
Moors and McCumber is a songwriting and performing duo based in Boulder, Colorado who have released an impressive album of Americana music with some Celtic roots called Pandemonium.
A Finnish band with an unusual name, The Sitting Bull & the Bullshitters released a solid rock debut at the beginning of 2015 called Still Undead.
Led by composer and performer Jean-Paul Vest, who decided to name his musical “journey” rather than group, Last Charge of the Light Horse has produced an impressive LP with their latest release, Nine Kinds of Happy.
March’s Choice 5 features releases from Adage, Paskura, Mutts, Aurin and Vie Jester.
The three remaining members of Rage Against the Machine brought on ex-Soundgarden front man Chris Cornell to form the “supergroup” Audioslave, which released their self-titled debut album in 2002.
Journey announced that it has added some special shows to the end of its North American tour dates with the Steve Miller Band. The dates are actually a residency at the Hard Rock & Casino in Las Vegas called The Joint.
Reigning from Minneapolis, Minnesota, Going to the Sun released an interesting and entertaining self-titled debut, which includes diverse songs which range from synth-pop to coffeehouse-folk.
February’s Choice 5 features releases from Lynch, RetConStruct, Avi Rosenfold, Tijuana Bullfight and The Trousers.
January’s Modern Classic examines the 2000 album Kid A by Radiohead, which saw the post-grunge rockers take a radical turn into experimental and electronic music to both critical and commercial acclaim.
Over the course of 11 days in January, the 2015 Light of Day Winterfest will take place at various locations in Northern New Jersey and New York City.
January’s Choice 5 features releases from Phillip Brandon, Chunkasaurus, Sarah Donner, Falling Awake, and Charlee Remitz.
20 years after their previous studio, Pink Floyd produced and released a planned final album, partially as a tribute to their late keyboardist Richard Wright. Most of The Endless River is comprised of instrumental tracks recorded with Wright in late 1993.
December’s Choice 5 features releases from Craving Strange, Feel Never Real, Jason Masi, Nash, and We Are the Catalyst.
Our Modern Classic for November looks at the debut album from Arcade Fire, the 2004 release Funeral. This sprawling concept album explores the collision between the naiveté of childhood with the heavy real-life issues of truth, circumstance, and death.
Florida’s Laney Jones produced a fine 2013 debut album called Golden Road, which is filled with tracks built on authentic instrumental arrangements and a great variety in the sub-genres used for the approaches of each track.
A bluesy power duo out of Seattle, My Goodness has released a potent and interesting album called Shiver + Shake, which was the final work by the late legendary producer Rick Parashar.
November’s Choice 5 features releases from The Ash, Distant Lights, Rentap, Sakara, and Testing Tomorrow.
The original rock and pop band Mumiy Troll has long been the top draw in Russia and neighboring nations. Now, with a new and potent English language album called Malibu Alibi set for release, the group is poised to make a major breakthrough in the Western world.
While in their fourth decade of major rock and roll production, Rush showed they still had the ability to produce an absolute gem with Snakes and Arrows. Released in 2007, this album may also be the strongest ever for guitarist Alex Lifeson.
Self-described as “drifter rock”, Steakhouse forged a unique fusion of modern and classic styles on their self-titled debut LP, which contains music that seamlessly marries synthesized techno motifs with a solid Country and Western rhythm, along with long lyrical narratives.
For Modern Rock Review’s 4th Anniversary, we go back to the beginning, and our very first feature on The Badlees, who end their quarter century of musical and entertainment excellence with a final show in Pennsylvania tonight.
October’s Choice 5 features releases from Tom Moriarty, No Show Ponies, Northern Whale, Velshur, and V.H.F.
Green Day bounced back in a big way with American Idiot in 2004. With a fine blend of raw punk, accessible pop/rock, and some prog-rock elements, this 21st century rock opera struck the right chord for its time and place and we recognized it in September 2014 as our Modern Classic of the month.
Our initial “Rockin’ Around the World” feature looks at the first music festival of its kind in Russia. “Vladivostok Rocks” was held in August and featured more than 80 live performances from about a dozen different nations.
Modern Rock Review was launched on October 10, 2010 (10/10/10) and is the oldest member of the River of Rock music network. This site’s original mission was to be a place to construct comprehensive profiles on artists with great talent and longevity. Since then, we have expanded to include several regular features such as Rocking Around the World, and the monthly Choice 5 and Modern Classics, which looks at notable albums released during the 2000s decade. Modern Rock Review covers artists from around the globe and has regular readers from every corner on Earth. We aim to become a respected source of well-written and accurate information for music lovers and historians.
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