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Frankie Rose : Interview - Interviews
Jeff Thiessen chats to former Dum Dum Girls member Frankie Rose about her two albums under her own name, 'Interstellar' and 'Herein Wild'

This Metal Sky : The Phoenix Must Burn to Emerge - Features
In 'This Metal Sky' Jeff Thiessen examines the issue of lost bands, and whether they really were the failures they are often portrayed as in their original lifetime

This Metal Sky : More Than Mental Masturbation: Honouring Pretention - Features
In 'This Metal Sky', Jeff Thiessen writes about why pretentiousness is a good thing in rock music

This Metal Sky : Smashing Pumpkins - Features
Jeff Thiessen in 'This Metal Sky' looks back on the Smashing Pumpkins' erratic career, and reflects on why their latest record, 'Oceania', is their greatest moment to date

This Metal Sky : The Long Hard Road to the Middle - Features
In his 'This Metal Sky' column, Jeff Thiessen reflects upon Marilyn Manson, and the lack of danger of current rock music

This Metal Sky : A Guide to Hip Hop's Most Powerful Force - Features
In his 'This Metal Sky' column Jeff Thiessen lists thirteen reasons why he believes Public Enemy are the greatest hip-hop act of all time

This Metal Sky : Pearl Jam Vs Ticketmaster - Features
In 1994 Pearl Jam took out legal action against show ticket giants, Ticketmaster. Jeff Thiessen in 'This Metal Sky' writes of the battle and its continuing after-effects

This Metal Sky : Five Bands Critics Love But I Hate and I Hope You Hate Them Too - Features
In 'This Metal Sky' Jeff Thiessen writes of five much acclaimed bands that he feels are highly over-rated

This Metal Sky : Brian Jonestown Massacre - Features
In his 'This Metal Sky' column, long-term Brian Jonestown Massacre fan and sometimes sufferer, Jeff Thiessen puts together a compilation mix of their seventeen best songs

This Metal Sky : Linkin Park - Features
In his 'This Metal Sky' column, Jeff Thiessen explains why he finds Linkin Park's latest album 'A Thousand Suns' to be completely lacking of any real meaning or focus

Tom Fun Orchestra : Interview - Interviews
Jeff Thiessen talks to sprawling and energetic eight-piece Canadian group the Tom Fun Club about their new single 'Miles Davis' and 'You Will Land With A Thud', which was co-produced by Gordon Gano from Violent Femmes

Tom Fun Orchestra : SK Amigo's Cafe, Saskatoon, 6/8/2010 - Live Reviews
At the SK Amigo's Cafe in Saskatoon in Canada, Jeff Thiessen sees beery eight-piece band the Tom Fun Orchestra play a visceral and refreshingly excessive set

This Metal Sky : Wilco - Features
In his 'This Metal Sky' column, Jeff Thiessen writes of what he learnt after listening to Wilco's entire discography over a period of nine hours

This Metal Sky : Stone Temple Pilots - Features
In the latest in his 'This Metal Sky' column, Jeff Thiessen writes an open letter to American hard rockers about their self-titled first album in nine years

Lou Reed : Rock 'n' Roll Animal - Favourite Album Reviews
Jeff Thiessen examines Lou Reed's classic 1974 live album, 'Rock 'n' Roll Animal'

This Metal Sky : TV on the Radio - Features
In his 'This Metal Sky' column, Jeff Thiessen discusses why he thinks TV On the Radio are the best band in music today

This Metal Sky : Metallica's 'St. Anger' - Features
Jeff Thiessen explains why he believes that Metallica's 2003 record 'St Anger' is one of the worst metal albums ever made

Faith No More : Angel Dust - Favourite Album Reviews
Jeff Thiessen reflects on San Francisco-based experimetnal rock band Faith No More's 1992 fourth album, 'Angel Dust'

Comment : The Death of the Music Video - Profiles
After spending his adolescence watching Much Music, Canada's version of MTV, Jeff Thiessen reflects upon the death of the music video

This Metal Sky : Queens of the Stone Age Vs Black Label Society - Features
Jeff Thiessen examines the arguments both for and against stoner rock bands Queens of the Stone Age and Black Label Society

Profile : Jason and the Scorchers - Profiles
Nashville-based cow punks Jason and the Scorchers are about to return with 'Halycon Times', their first album in nearly a decade. Jeff Thiessen admires their patriotism and political passion

This Metal Sky : The Strokes' 'Is This It?' - Features
The Strokes' 2001 debut album 'Is This It?' appeared on many of the recent Albums of the Decade polls. Jeff Thiessen looks again at it and debates against it

This Metal Sky : Skinny Puppy - Features
In his 'This Metal Sky' column, Jeff Thiessen argues the case for 90's industrial act Skinny Puppy being Canada's greatest musical export

Blur : Think Tank - Favourite Album Reviews
In our 'Re:View' section, in which our writers look back on albums from the past, Jeff Thiessen reflects upon Blur's 2003 seventh and last album to date, 'Think Tank'

This Metal Sky : Tricky - Features
In his 'This Metal Sky' column, Jeff Thiessen reflects upon the career of Tricky, and his three albums, 'Maxinquaye', 'Pre-Millennium Tension' and 'Angels with Dirty Faces'

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