Archive for the ‘Alternative Rock’ Category



Linkin Park pairs up with Steve Aoki in the single “A Light That Never Comes”.   If there is a band that will withstand the test of time, egos, attitudes, and drugs it will be Linkin Park.  With their ability to pair with other artist as a group like Jay-Z in Collision Course and Steve Aoki with this song and going on solo like Chester Bennington working with Stone Temple Pilots and Mike Shinoda with Fort Minor they can and probably will survive the inevitable breakup curse.  Be sure to check out this song and their explanation of it below.

Check out this interview with Mike of Linkin Park and Steve!

Ok, there is some weird history to this song so lets see if you can follow.  I originally thought the song was written by Matt Nathanson and was in the American Pie movies.  I was wrong the song was made in 1993 by a band named James, the first of  the videos below.  However Matt Nathanson did provide a cover in American Wedding and for the first time the James version was included in the American Reunion movie.


Not a bad song and it is very popular right.  I just want to make sure everyone knows the original version that is posted below.  I do have to give props to Darius for using some of the Roberstons from Duck Dynasty in his Music video.

Darius Rucker


Walk Off The Earth

Here is a cool little twist on Gotye’s – Somebody That I Used to Know.

phil Phillips

Many know this artist, Phillip Phillips, for his funny name or winning American Idol in 2012.  Many who don’t watch American Idol or want to prejudge Phil because of the whole “American Idol” image should take a step back and listen to his album “The World From The Side of The Moon”.  It is in my top ten of 2012 and many people don’t realize that during the show Phil had kidney stones and had 8 procedures.  He choose to keep them a secret because he didn’t want to win because of this, he wanted to win fair and square. Enjoy!

biffy clyro

I hate how rock music seems to be dying.  Rock and Alternative bring other genres for us to spread here at Slightly Raging and I am afraid it won’t be around for long.  Sure you will have bands like this pop up every once in a while but gone with the days of straight new age rock radio stations.  They are bogged down with Indie and Folk music.

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First nice warm day of the year so I’m giving you a top back or windows down song to rock out to!

Imagine Dragons

This is a great example of how simplicity can go a long way.  This group Imagine Dragons have their shit together and know how to combine a simple rhythm and a beat to some great vocals.  Notice in this song, Radioactive, the vocals don’t over take the music and vise versa.

Maroon 5

Finally a real Maroon 5 song without a rapper or anyone else ruining one of the songs. Check It!!



A great track especially for all the rock climbers out there!