Recent News & Features
For their sixth studio album, Foo Fighters decided to forge an original sound and approach to recording. The result, Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace, contains a perfect blend of acoustic and electric elements as well as songs with unique arrangements.
Filled with rich compositions and lush arrangements reminiscent of the theatrical rock of the seventies, This Is It is an impressive debut by the California-based rock group called An Intimate Evening with Michael Shaw.
July’s all-American Choice 5 features releases from Dream Logic, The Electro-Lights, Invincible Czars, Soapbox Army, and Straight Line Stitch.
Later this month, Bonz will set off on an extensive tour in support of their recently released album, Broken Silence.
Using a whole bunch of authentic, working musicians from New Orleans’ rich music scene, Knuckle Sandwich by The Melatauns is full of rich music with diverse styles ranging from blues to free-form jazz to new wave pop/rock.
We launch our brand new “Featured Debut” series with a profile of Episodes, the 2015 EP by the Texas-based prog rock group Remanon, which features complex compositions and virtuoso performances.
The second studio album by Dutch act Modest Midget, the quasi-concept album Crysis features solid compositions, exquisite production, as well as a plethora of diverse musical styles and moods.
June’s Choice 5 features releases from Kevlar Bikini, My Own Ghost, Don Paris Schlotman, Siren, and The 1957 Tail-Fin Fiasco.
Usually known for their long, improvised jams, Phish took a different approach in recording their eighth studio album, Farmhouse. This mid-2000 release contained much shorter and more accessible songs and has fared well enough to be our Modern Classic for May 2015.
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.
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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