Category Archive – Hoopla

LYDIA LOVELESS – real country

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Lydia Loveless - RealI’ve said it before: we all should be listening to country music (if you already are, then perhaps listen to more of it). And if we’re not at all …well, there is just so much great country music out RIGHT NOW.

Really, there is no excuse.

Real – the new Lydia Loveless  – suits these priorities just fine. It’s good, gritty, tattooed, heart-breakin’, world-weary, butt-kickin’ country fun.

On Hoopla now.

PINK – just go listen to this album

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igr_634457723825_270Just do this. Go listen to the reissue of the MONSTER Boris album Pink. Boris is my current favorite band and Pink was my number one album, way back in 2006.

I can’t overstate this: please go listen to Pink. This new version has an ENTIRE SECOND ALBUM of unreleased material. And the original album remains the very best punk / hard rock / metal(ish) recording of the last 15 years or so.

Hoopla. Not now. But right now.

PUP – quality catchy, melodic, heavy, fast punk

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PUPI’m always happy when silly genre terms fall away into irrelevancy. Take “emo” for example.

Ugh. I remember a time when (many) music snobs (I’m guilty) derided emo bands as too poppy. Too overwrought. Not punk enough. Fronted by Jared Leto.

Well, I’m happy to see the term emo put to rest. It’s all good; I mean what’s not like? It’s catchy, melodic, heavy, fast punk music. And you know who makes quality ̶e̶m̶o̶. I mean, quality catchy, melodic, heavy, fast punk music?

Toronto’s PUP. Check out The Dream is Over, their new album on Hoopla.