Review: Audioslave - Out of Exile

Written by Chris Elkjar


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The album moves through a dozen songs that all followrepparttar same basic formula;repparttar 139752 album does Ďrockí at a few occasions, butrepparttar 139753 tone and attitude just seems to have been completely lost. It seems likerepparttar 139754 band is just going throughrepparttar 139755 motions and then moving on. A few ofrepparttar 139756 songs have a very strong Soundgarden feel to them, while others seem to be some sort of Led Zeppelin effects laden tribute,repparttar 139757 albumís seventh track The Worm especially.

The bands first release consisted mainly of Rage againstrepparttar 139758 Machine leftovers, butrepparttar 139759 few songs whererepparttar 139760 band actually let themselves go, namely The Last Remaining Light and Shadow onrepparttar 139761 Sun, were extravagant and exciting. I got this album hoping that this type of writing would dominaterepparttar 139762 album; sadly this is just simply notrepparttar 139763 case. The only track that I can recommend to anyone isrepparttar 139764 title track, andrepparttar 139765 only reason I recommend it is because it is written like a self-titled Rage againstrepparttar 139766 Machine era nostalgia track. I guess thatís basically whatrepparttar 139767 band has decided to sink to, a tribute to what they used to be.

Sadly this album will probably soar uprepparttar 139768 rock charts and makerepparttar 139769 band millions of dollars, in some ways you have to respectrepparttar 139770 band for being able to make money by re-writingrepparttar 139771 same songs they have been writing since 1991, but itíd be nice to see some sort of growth. Turning to pop-rock; U2 style, may be growth, butrepparttar 139772 majority ofrepparttar 139773 bands core fans will think itís moving inrepparttar 139774 wrong direction.

Overall: 3.9

Chris Elkjar is the founder of 'trust.me' an online music magazine. He spends all of his spare time immersed in music, be it writing reviews, interviews with leading bands or writing his own music.

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Structure Of A Successful Music Website

Written by Dan Meiyers


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Here's some ideas on what you can include. *Biography *Demo Songs *Pictures *Reviews/Testimonials *Sideshow Of Photos *Video or Film Footage (Windows Media or Quicktime format)

Create a biography with pictures in .pdf format and make it available for download. You can userepparttar Writer program contained inrepparttar 139751 free Open Office Suite http://www.openoffice.org to do this. Open then program type (or paste) in your biography and insert pictures. When your done go to File > Export As PDF.

7) Lyrics Allows fans to get more familiar with your music. Also adds content to your site which will get picked up byrepparttar 139752 search engines if it has an incoming link form your main page or somewhere else.

8) Biography On your bio page sections fans read about you and see your pictures. A sideshow of your photos sometimes adds a nice touch.

9) Concert Listings/News Keep your fans and site visitors updated withrepparttar 139753 latest news about your concerts/shows, interviews, appearances ond other topics of interest.

10) Forum A discussion forum is a great place for you to interact with your fans and street teams. An excellent free script to set up a forum is phpBB http://www.phpbb.com.

11) Blog Blogging is a good way to syndicate your artist/band news and generate traffic for your site. Search engines love this kind of stuff. Later on inrepparttar 139754 course I'll go a bit more in dept on setting up a blog. A nice fully featured blogging script is Word Press http://www.wordpress.org .

Make sure your each page of your site is cross browser functional, meaning it can be viewed properly by different web browser programs. Two of most popular ones are Internet Explorer and Firefox http://www.mozilla.org/products/firefox . Sometimes a site will show up perfectly in IE but will be all out of whack when viewed in Firefox, or vise versa. Have both browsers installed and check out every page.

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