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Robo Rat
Album Review: Even - Retribution
By Jackie Dosmanos "Retribution" Even band composed of vocalist Dyanne Licudine, guitarist and sound designer Jam Bumanlag and bassist Coco Saupan won the Muziklaban competition in 2008. Four years...
Topics: Album Review, Even
Robo Rat
Album Review: Black Sabbath - 13
"We decided to write horror music" is how Ozzy Osbourne describes Black Sabbath's birth in the great new heavy-metal oral history, Louder Than Hell. And that's exactly what they're doing, once again...
Robo Rat
Album Review: Beginnings
“Things aren't like they used to be, I’m throwing guesses in the air, throwing guesses in the air…” This line hit me good, makes me remember my bad experience with my ex-girlfriend. Props to Cebu-ba...
Topics: Sirens, Beginnings
Robo Rat
Album Review: Rage Against The Machine - XX
Rage Against the Machine's 1992 debut is a grenade that keeps exploding; among Nineties albums, only Nevermind and The Chronic rival it for cultural impact. Rage made hip-hop-tinged funk metal the n...
Robo Rat
Album Review: WilabaliW - 10 10 10
By Jackie Dosmanos Their very name says it all. Wilabaliw, composed of young upstarts in the Pinoy rock scene isn’t keen on loud-quiet-loud dynamics or the artistic pursuits of the blues. They cam...
Robo Rat
Album Review: Chicosci - This Is Not A Chicocsi Record
With each new album, Chicocsi grow in strength especially in crafting melodies you can hum in your sleep. Not that their punk-derived rock and roll (kids call it emo-core these days) sound like lull...
Robo Rat
Album Review: Sponge Cola - District EP
omething about Sponge Cola’s earlier music and music videos remind a lot of 6 Cycle Mind. The metallic sound, the edgy vocals and the rock ballads point to apprenticeship in the wake of Ney’s previo...
Robo Rat
Album Review: Deftones - Koi No Yokan
The guiding principle of Deftones albums is the push and pull between singer Chino Moreno and guitarist Stephen Carpenter. That’s an age-old rock ‘n’ roll construct — the tension between singer and ...
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Album Review: Rocksteddy - Instadramatic
Teddy Corpuz is at the top of his game as entertainer these days. He’s one of the wacky hosts of the noontime program "It's Showtime" on ABS CBN, with Vice Ganda, Anne Curtis, Vhong Navarro and fell...
Robo Rat
20 Essential Lou Reed Tracks
After leaving the Velvet Underground in 1970, Lou Reed went to work for his dad's accounting firm as a typist. If he had never played a note of music again in his life, the four albums he made with th...