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The Tuk Ten, Day 8: Rush – Clockwork Angels (2012)

Not all bands age well. This is true when the band’s career is less than ten years. Tastes change, people’s sensibilities change, fads die and new ones are born. Young rockers become old rockers, and the bloom falls off the rose. No one wants to see their dad rage along with power chords and lyrics about fighting the man.

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The Tuk Ten, Day 7: The Police – Synchronicity (1983)

Sometimes a band can become so commercially successful that their artistic merit vanishes underneath the fame. In the late 1970s and 1980s, the punk rock movement was sweeping across the UK and America in reaction to the psychedelic rock of the 1960s and the yacht rock that dominated radio in the early 1970s. Punk was simple and aggressive, and it didn’t care about airplay, or authority or convention.

The Police were a band that brought together several threads and wove them into radio friendly rock that was simply inescapable from their first album in 1977 onward. The Police were sui generis. There was no other band that sounded like them. From the first few notes or moments of a song, you could easily tell that it was a Police song.

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The Tuk Ten: Day 3 — District 97, In Vaults (2015)

Some of you reading this may have no idea who District 97 is.  So, for Day Three of The Tuk Ten (rock edition!), let me acquaint you with them. D97 hails from Chicago, Illinois, and have followed an indie rock pathway across the United States and throughout Europe, all on a DIY and crowdfunded model.  This is very much a rock band for modern times. For reasons explained below, In Vaults is definitely in my very own personal Top Ten. 

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Beyond the Valley: Our Lady Peace Releases Full ‘Somethingness’ Album

Artist: Our Lady Peace
Album: Somethingness
Released: Feb. 23, 2018
Genre: Alternative Rock

Back in August, Our Lady Peace released Volume 1 of “Somethingness,” containing four tracks that would appear on the band’s forthcoming, full-length album. We had a lot of positive things to say about the band and its growth when “Somethingness Vol. 1” came out and, as we could be sure at the time, it was only a sign of things to come.

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New in 2018: Pre-order VICTIM’s Forthcoming Album, ‘No Remedy’

Artist: VICTIM
Album: No Remedy
Release date: Feb. 2018
Genre: Hard Rock

Hard rock fans in the Greater Lehigh Valley have been waiting for “No Remedy,” the forthcoming album from VICTIM. The wait is almost over, and we got our hands on an advance copy so we can tell you what to expect.

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