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Berthold City - When Words Are Not Enough

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Let's Talk About...  Berthold City - When Words Are Not Enough LP  When I discovered Berthold City's EP in 2018 it got me stoked up. Hearing these songs absolutely destroy my speakers was a welcome door to open. Now it's 2022 and they have delivered a full length on War Records and it's filled with the same furious, thrash based hardcore that caught my ear originally. Get hyped on this one, if you dig fast jams.  "You are the one that will pay the fucking price"…  Bandcamp: https://bertholdcityhc.bandcamp.com/album/when-words-are-not-enough  Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/2K15L5Khg5KOfhdxz21DZW?si=PeKYyGSjTFmM_ijzAc2F2Q 

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Big Kizz - Music is Magic

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Let's Talk About...  Big Kizz - Music is Magic LP  Who can argue with the logic of this album title? Add to it that it features ex-members of Graveyard and Witchcraft and you know it's gonna be worth your time. It does not follow the lead of its previously stated Sabbath worshiping entities but instead takes a psychedelic pop direction. The heavy vibes, good times and party till the sun comes up attitude has won my heart. Highly recommended.  "I know i was wrong"… https://open.spotify.com/album/25r7GkVbBKb2bxgdetOUvT?si=SVsAgFHEQ7SA8gvA3Vq31w 

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John Prine - Self Titled

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Let's Talk About...  John Prine - Self Titled LP  It's 100% confirmed. I am an idiot for not getting turned on to John Prine years ago. My distaste for country music pushed me far, far away from his discography. Turns out, this record has become one of my favorites. Time has a funny way of teaching us the "hindsight is 20/20" lesson over and over. Don't be a fool like me. Give this album a listen. Not one song but the whole record. Long live John Prine. I apologize to him and myself for waiting so long. Rest in peace. File under essential listening.  "Blow up the TV. Throw away the...

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Ovens - Self Titled

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Let's Talk About...  Ovens - Self Titled 2LP  Earworms. Song after song. Earworms. It is absolutely astounding how fun these songs are. Imagine if the Beatles decided to take a time machine into the future to personally show Weezer how to write songs and they had already been full tilt Beach Boys worship so they said, "Screw you old Beatle fogies! We wanna play grunge music with classical guitar breaks!" and the Beatles left them with a handful of psychedelics and returned to the past saying, "Fine! Learn how to play with yourself!" What remains is Ovens.   "...and i just can't believe that i'm smoking pcp, fell out of the...

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Descendents - I Don't Wanna Grow Up

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Let's Talk About...  Descendents - I Don't Wanna Grow Up LP  One of the most fun, addicting and childish bands we could ask for. In fact, they are damn near perfect. The first time I heard the Descendents they became one of my immediate favorites. That day opened a door and they would be a part of my life forever. Here we are continuing to praise them for their sarcasm, truth, pop delivery, emo punk creativity and basically being everything we needed today. Feeling like a kid again and it's totally true. I don't wanna grow up! More essentials!  "We never did a popular thing. Don't even know how to sing. Couldn't...

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