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While unashamedly fame-friendly bassist Pete Wentz hogged the headlines, it was Patrick Stump's savvy songwriting and supple, soulful vocals that propelled Fall Out Boy clear of their emo peers. When FOB failed to build on the sometimes near-perfe...
6 years ago
Though it seemed unlikely at the time, the perky yet pensive Brits known as the Arctic Monkeys have lived up to (and even outlived) the critical drool fest over their 2006 debut. Their charming tension is built of contrasts: When the rhythm sectio...
7 years ago
Nothing else sounds like Pinback and, for that alone, the San Diego duo deserves a fucking medal. Its wistfully propulsive weaves of articulate bass, understated guitar, beatbox (or beatbox-inspired) grooves and conversing voices come from a place...
8 years ago
When King's X swaggered out of Houston two decades back, the band challenged both ears and preconceptions with rippling, progressive rock riffs and hints of then-hip "funk-metal" to go along with almost-gospel vocal harmonies, soulful sentiments a...