Before his anguished screams were continuously broadcast on modern-rock radio, Linkin Park's Chester Bennington was just another dude who loved Nirvana, Pearl Jam and Soundgarden a little too much. Fronting Grey Daze — one of his first musical endeavors; the band formed in 1993 — Bennington exhibits the vocal chops that would make songs like "Numb" such monstrous hits (check the pretty-good "Sometimes"). But without his more progressive-minded bandmates in LP, Chester drowns in this sea of grunge.
By Hua Hsu on 05.22.11 in Reviews
Aceyalone, Mikah-9, P.E.A.C.E. and Self Jupiter hailed from Los Angeles's ultra-competitive, late-'80s Good Life/Project Blowed scene, where a weak freestyle or offbeat speed-rap would get you ushered off stage. Their de...
By Chris Nickson on 04.22.11 in Reviews
Possibly the best-known export of the Danish-owned Faroe Isles, singer Eivør Pálsdóttir recorded this debut in Iceland when she was just 17. Although its basis is in Faroese folk (including a sample of...
By Jack Rabid on 04.22.11 in Reviews
These guys put the endlessly enjoyable late-'70s Vancouver punk/new wave scene on the map with such wonders as Something Better Change and their genre-defining Hardcore '81. With Joey "Shithead" Keithle...
By Dan Epstein on 04.22.11 in Reviews
Producer: "This Caribbean Synthesizer Christmas thing we've got going here just isn't quite cutting it. The master tapes are due to the label tomorrow — what do we do?" Engineer: "You know what would really...