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Just like so many other artists who have released greatest hits collections in the past year, hard rocker Marilyn Manson has followed suit with his first ever best of collection. The last we heard from Manson was his 2003 album The Golden Age of Grotesque, a comeback album of sorts for him after the mediocre Holywood from 2000. Now he is back with a seventeen track collection of his best material, ranging from…

Much like Green Day, R.E.M. and so many other bands, hard rock act A Perfect Circle has jumped onto the political bandwagon with their latest record. Released on U.S. Election Day, only a year after their second album Thirteenth Step, Emotive is a collection of ten political and anti-war cover songs along with two new tracks. Getting political is something new for A Perfect Circle, as their last two albums were typical hard rock records…

After a lengthy four years since their last proper studio album, punk rock band Green Day is back with one of the most hyped albums of the year American Idiot. Green Day of course was one of the biggest bands of the mid ‘90s and the band scored a huge success with its Dookie album now over 10 years ago. Many people (including myself) thought Green Day was finished, but the band has proven us all wrong coming back with the…

Remember Live? It doesn’t seem like it was that long ago but it’s been ten years since the release of Throwing Copper which catapulted the band into being one of the biggest bands in alternative rock. The last few years have not been kind to the York, Pennsylvania band. Since coming through with a big album in 1999 with The Distance To Here, Live has seen their mainstream popularity plummet quite a bit. Their last two albums have been…

California rock band Incubus has returned with their fourth major label release, A Crow Left of the Murder. The last time we heard from Incubus was in 2001 when the band released Morningview, a softer, more melodic record that some hardcore fans were critical of. I had never been a big fan of Incubus’ music and I had never heard any of their full albums before a friend of mine gave me a copy of…