Top 20 Singles | Top 10 Albums | Album Reviews | AA Interviews | Best of 2011


Review Archives


Head for the Door
The Exies
Purchase Online
Reviewed: 2/12/2005 by Mike

Recently Reviewed:

All Together Now
Better Than Ezra

Honey from the Icebox
Max Collins

I Wont Follow
Secret Someones

Third album from L.A based rockers The Exies sees the band steering away from the multi-layered intellect of ‘Inertia’ and getting back to a more solid riff based platform. Producer Nick Raskuliecz (Foo Fighters) has been drafted in to achieve the desired effect. Certainly this is much more of a rock album than its predecessor, yet it retains the hooks that defined the 2003 release. Opener ‘Slow Drain’ swaggers into corporate grunge territory, whilst the power chords of ‘Ugly’ combined with Scott Stevens growling vocal chords show an undeniable fondness for Nirvana. ‘My Opinion’ hammers along at a breakneck speed with a great hook and it’s track 10 before there’s any respite with the power ballad ‘Tired of You’; proof-if any was needed-that this is as full on testosterone fuelled modern rock album as you are likely to hear

Upcoming Releases
Empires (Sept 23)
Weezer (Sept 30)
Wild Party (Oct 7)
Sixx: AM (Oct 7)
Broods (Oct 7)
The Madden Brothers (Oct 7)
Sleeperstar (Oct 13)
Andrew McMahon In the Wilderness (Oct 14)
Foo Fighters (Nov 10)

In Stores Now
Slash Featuring Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators (Sept 16)
I Fight Dragons (Sept 16)
Flyleaf (Sept 16)
Better Than Ezra (Sept 9)
The Young Wild (Sept 2)
Counting Crows (Sept 2)
The Kooks (Sept 2)
Midnight Cinema (Aug 26)
The Griswolds (Aug 26)
Royal Blood (Aug 25)
The Gaslight Anthem (Aug 19)
Twin Atlantic (Aug 19)

Site Map | Facebook | Twitter | | Donate | Privacy Statement | Advertise | Contact Us
©2014 Alternative Addiction LLC