Jen Stratosphere Fanzine’s Top 10 Songs of 2011

This was originally going to be a Top 3 list, but I couldn’t resist doing a Top 10 instead.  Too much joy to spread around this year! 10.  Meringue & Malice – “Christmas Covered in Candy” Leslie Dallion and Ryan Breegle, formerly the duo The Loligags (on Happy Happy Birthday To Me Records out of Athens, Georgia), are back as Meringue … [Read more...]

Alkaline Trio – This Addiction

On February 23rd, Chicago based Alkaline Trio put out their seventh album titled This Addiction and it's their worst one to date. The band has released four albums on Asian Man Records, one on Vagrant, one on Epic, and This Addiction on Epitaph. Also under their wings are a few splits, opening slots for Green Day and My Chemical Romance, exclusive … [Read more...]

Thursday – Common Existence

Melodic post-hardcore act Thursday has had an interesting career. The group gained a massive following after releasing its earlier albums Waiting and Full Collapse, jumped to a major label and released two flawed, yet sophisticated albums: War All The Time and A City By The Light Divided, both featuring newly added keyboardist Andrew Everding. Now, … [Read more...]