Radiohead – The King of Limbs (part 1? Ehh.)

March 2, 2011 at 3:37 PM (Album Reviews)

Radiohead follow up their 4-year-old masterpiece In Rainbows with this brief collection of hypnotically indirect tracks, combining to make the band’s most divisive record since Kid A.

Radiohead – The King of Limbs, by Mason McGough

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02/28/2011: Podcast and Scurrilous Preview!

February 28, 2011 at 4:24 PM (The Avery Island Podcast) (, , )

Its been a while since we attempted a podcast, but we finally got it. In the first episode, we talk about Rift, Dead Space 2, and the upcoming metal releases of 2011.

We also have the first article written by Jake Wheeler, a new contributing writer. Hit the jump to listen to the podcast and read his preview of Protest the Hero’s upcoming release Scurrilous.

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02/25/11: Our Favorite Albums of 2010

February 25, 2011 at 5:35 PM (Lists) (, , , )

Well, you’ve waited long enough: here are Avery Island’s favorite releases of 2010. It was a great year and what better way to celebrate it then by going back two months after it ends to pick our favorites. Anyways, apart from that, look out for the podcast coming on Monday. It’s fully edited with music and all and we’re really proud of it, so check it out come the 28th.

Hit the jump to read the list!

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02/24/11: Ten Albums That Didn’t Make the List

February 24, 2011 at 5:50 PM (Lists) (, , , )

On today’s list, we forgo ordering them in any way to just give you some of the albums that didn’t quite make the our favorite 25 list.

In other news, we have the first official podcast ready to go. It’ll be released on Monday, so be looking forward to that. Thanks as always, and hit the jump to read the list.

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02/23/11: Worst Albums of 2010

February 23, 2011 at 6:29 AM (Lists) (, , )

As the week goes on, can you feel the tension?! Probably not since you don’t care. But we do! So with that, heres our top five worst albums from the year that was. Spoiler alert: they’re fucking bad.

Hit the jump to read the list.

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02/22/11: Best Guest Verses of the Year List is Out

February 22, 2011 at 12:55 PM (Lists) (, , , )

As supreme fans of the hippity-hops, we’re now giving out our top five “Best Guest Verses of the Year”. The top shouldn’t be a surprise, but the there are a couple of sleeper hits that may turn some heads. Hit the jump to read it and check in tomorrow for the nest list until Friday where we reveal our Top 25 Albums of 2010.

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02/21/11: First 2010 List of the Week

February 21, 2011 at 5:43 PM (Lists) (, , , )

Kicking of our big-ass list-a-thon for the year that was (2 months late, but hey, we’re busy guys), we celebrate the our favorite new artists of last year. Hit the jump to see our choices for “Best New Artists of 2010”.

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02/19/11: Avery Island Is Updating Daily

February 19, 2011 at 7:25 PM (Site News) (, )

Okay, so more dedicated readers (we actually have those now!) will notice the news flashes everyday and more articles then before; we’re getting back to writing more often. So from now on, Avery Island is updating daily save for weekends; that means everyday, we’ll be posting a major news story along with a couple other cool things.

Along with this, we’ll actually have set days that we post full-length articles, be they reviews, editorials, or the other kinds of articles we do. We’re just basically two guys, so you have to give us a break.

Hit the jump to read more stuff and more details on Avery Island and it’s finally becoming totally legit.

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02/18/11: Radiohead Release New Album A Day Early

February 18, 2011 at 6:35 PM (News Commentary) (, , , , , )

Radiohead, currently the coolest band in the universe, prove yet again why they get the acclaim they get. Originally planned to be released on the 19th (or rather tomorrow), they released the digital album today, a day early, along with a music video for the first single “Lotus Flower” featuring a solo Thom Yorke basically doing an interpretive dance. I’ll take it. Hit the jump for the link as well as the video for “Lotus Flower”, which is a damn fine song.

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02/17/11: Odd Future Kill Fallon

February 17, 2011 at 3:29 PM (News Commentary) (, , , , , , , )

Odd Future are quickly becoming my favorite act around and here is just another reason why. After killing “Sandwitches” for about 2 minutes, Tyler goes nuts and has the whole crowd chanting “WOLF GANG” without even asking. Although I don’t want to ruin the energy and gusto of the performance, so hit the jump to watch the video for yourself. Make sure to stick around until the very end. Swag.

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