Hard Rock

Volbeat – ‘Servant of the Mind’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Ross Halfin On Dutch hard rock band Volbeat’s fifth studio album Servant of the Mind, far and away the standout track is “Wait a Minute My Girl.” The title alone sounds like something from the early Beach Boys, if not a ’90s boy band, and it certainly sticks out on a tracklisting that includes… Read more

MMM Top Ten: The 10 Best Rock Albums of 2021

We are heading toward the end of 2021 and it has been…real. As Shakespeare said, “If music be the food of love, play on.” The following records have kept our bellies full and our hearts pumping. Listen in hopes of better times. In no particular order, here are our top ten rock albums of the… Read more

Måneskin: Rock & Roll’s Great Glam of Hope

Photo Credit: Gabriele Giussani This deep into the 21st century, one could be forgiven if they felt as though rock and roll were now, finally, well and truly dead. Turn on the radio now, anywhere in the world, you will get a thousand examples of homogenized pop in almost as many languages, electronic dance music… Read more

MMM Top Ten: The Top 10 Most Memorable Rock Cover Songs

In the rock era alone, there have been many, many cover versions recorded and released. From live-only interpretations to deep album cuts, to #1 hits (even the Beatles, who we’ll get back to in a minute, started as a cover band). In some cases, artists’ cover songs are well-known just because the original already proved… Read more

MMM Top Ten: The 10 Most Unique Voices in Music History

We put together a list of ten vocalists – from a variety of music genres – who we feel might just be among the most unique of all time. Not necessarily the best, or most commercially successful, or even the most influential, but rather those that a listener can hear and instantly realize that it… Read more

MMM Thoughts: Album Sales vs. The Quality of Music – Which Truly Measures Success?

Photo Credit: Collages via Billboard Most people will tell you that the only success that translates financially is “success.” In music, certainly, it’s thought to be almost entirely mathematical: the more records an artist has sold, the more “successful” they are (of course, in recent decades the number of downloads and streams would also have… Read more

Des Rocs – ‘A Real Good Person in a Real Bad Place’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Ashley Osborn Danny Rocco – AKA Des Rocs – doesn’t want to “save rock and roll”, instead, he says, “I just want to give people the feeling I think we’re missing.” It’s a humble mission, but also one that’s earned the young star a dedicated following and even led to him opening for… Read more

2000s Throwback Gallery: Projekt Revolution Tour 2007

Projekt Revolution Tour 2007 at the Tweeter Center Camden, New Jersey Fort Minor H.I.M. Linkin Park My Chemical Romance Saosin Taking Back Sunday Photography by: Steve Trager

Badflower – ‘This Is How The World Ends’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Jordan Wolfbauer California rockers Badflower (Josh Katz, Joey Morrow, Anthony Sonetti, Alex Espiritu) begin their sophomore album This Is How The World Ends with a surprisingly muted piece of indie-folk. On “Adolescent Love” Josh Katz mellow crooning, alongside lyrics that are as hyper-specific as they are impenetrable (“I stuffed socks into my sneakers // I… Read more