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2007 Stories by Julie Seabaugh

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  • The Starting Line

    published September 26, 2007

    It's a story older than the concept of teen angst. Catchy musical quartet debuts with a bang. Its rushed, moody follow-up bombs. Major label drops... More >>

  • The Used

    published September 12, 2007

    With May's Lies for the Liars, the Used debuted its new sound: a slicker, harder, radio-readier version of the now-overblown screamo... More >>

  • The Ataris

    published September 5, 2007

    Talk about chutzpah: First, the Ataris covered Don Henley's "The Boys of Summer" on a nostalgia-drenched breakthrough, 2003's So Long,... More >>

  • Counting Crows / Collective Soul

    published August 1, 2007

    1993 was the year that both Counting Crows and Collective Soul became leaders of the post-grunge alt-rock era — largely thanks... More >>

  • The Sleeping

    published July 11, 2007

    Critics' Picks If video-game placement is the new MySpace profile, consider the Sleeping the new Tom. With two albums and a stint... More >>

  • Jordan Knight

    published June 20, 2007

    The falsetto. The shaved-undersides pompadour. "The Right Stuff." That was Jordan Knight, New Kids on the Block lead singer, then. Jordan... More >>

  • Jesse Malin

    published June 6, 2007

    Three albums into his solo career, former Heart Attack hardcore kid and D Generation glam-punker Jesse Malin has stepped out of the shadow... More >>

  • The Format

    published May 2, 2007

    "Snails" is a prime example of the songwriting prowess of Sam Means and Nate Ruess, a.k.a. the two members of The Format. Just a few... More >>

  • Relient K

    published March 21, 2007

    In a world where the latest Next Big Thing is the subject of tomorrow's VH1 reality show, it's nice to have a band like Relient K around.... More >>

  • Lovedrug

    published February 28, 2007

    When indie-rock radio embraces a song before a band has even released a proper full-length — which is what happened to Lovedrug and... More >>

  • Mêlée

    published February 14, 2007

    Mêlée isn't cutting-edge: After three full-lengths and a jump to a major label (that'd be Warner Brothers), the Orange County... More >>

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