The Pains of Being Pure at Heart

The 5 Best Songs We Heard This Week: The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, Killing Joke


We’re still nursing our CMJ hangover, but amazingly it hasn’t soured our taste for loud guitar music. This week we’ve got new tunes from the original lineup of Killing Joke, an ode to parental shame from some Chicago punx with a grotesque name, a Bowie tribute from Terrible Records, and a throwback from a ’90s fetishist.

But first, Jen Goma and James tell us more about the pains of being pure at heart.
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The 10 Albums You Need to Hear in May

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If you’re not listening to something new this May, do me a favor and ask yourself this: do you even like music? That’s how jam-packed the month is with new albums. It was difficult to pick just ten, so our “also out” section on the last page really is worth your time. Let’s start with the beginning of the month and work our way toward June.

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