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  • I don’t do rankings anymore. With albums changing meaning and gravity over time, sometimes with each listen, it’s futile to restrict them to a ranking. This year, lots of veterans caught my attention, and that’s likely because many younger bands I hear are caught in......

  • Boy, do we love us some Isten. Issues of the Finnish fanzine such as “Twin Sister” and “Madchen” are triumphs of underground literature. Its editor, Mikko Mattila, is a bit of a hero to us, and we have always appreciated and related to his love......

  • The hosts of Radical Research have been listening intently to Kayo Dot’s music since before it was known as Kayo Dot. The emergence of Boston collective Maudlin of the Well fired our imaginations in the late ’90s, offering an American answer to early My Dying......

  • Hello all, Dustin Donaldson (Thought Industry) here. I thought that it might be interesting to address some of the comments that were made by the hosts during Radical Research episode 32 (Thought Industry). I only got as far as the 42-minute mark, and then I......

  • On the verge of the release of his fifth solo album, Flowers at the Scene, Tim Bowness, an art rock luminary himself, sent his thoughts on “art rock” to Radical Research, as a response to episode #23, “What the Hell is Art Rock?” Here’s what......

  • We don’t always listen to music, or write about listening to music, or talk about listening to music. We sometimes read about listening to music. R. Murray Schafer’s ‘The Soundscape’ isn’t simply about listening to music, but it is all about listening. Schafer takes the......

  • 1993 represents for Radical Research a fecund year in the development of heavy metal, a tidal surge driven by forces of alchemy, science, and creative bloodshed. To substantiate this notion, we offer for your consideration a list of that year’s best and brightest albums. The......

  • This is hardly the most illuminating, penetrating interview. Our discussion was a bit rushed, as I remember, because the Restless Records publicist only allowed 30 minutes for my little fanzine. Grateful for the opportunity, yes, but I wasn’t able to focus and dig in. Oh......