Review: Stone Temple Pilots’ Disc Is Attempt At Second Takeoff
2010 / Music

Review: Stone Temple Pilots’ Disc Is Attempt At Second Takeoff

Newly reunited Stone Temple Pilots were once the greatest guilty pleasure of the ’90s rock scene. Two decades after they ruled the airwaves, the alternative-rock group is hoping its new disc will allow them to defend their arena-rock status and maybe bring their fans out of the closet. Continue reading

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Review: The National’s ‘High Violet’ Makes Case For Rock Greatness
2010 / Music

Review: The National’s ‘High Violet’ Makes Case For Rock Greatness

Building on the critical success of 2007’s “Boxer,” Brooklyn-based the National toss down the gauntlet for rock album greatness with their new disc, “High Violet.” In a time when iTunes singles are the new normal, here’s a body of indie-rock anthems that while thoroughly modern, invite a return to the best of the album era. Continue reading