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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
In 'This Metal Sky', Jeff Thiessen writes about why pretentiousness is a good thing in rock music
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
In his 'This Metal Sky' column, Jeff Thiessen reflects upon Marilyn Manson, and the lack of danger of current rock music
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
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
In 'This Metal Sky' Jeff Thiessen writes of five much acclaimed bands that he feels are highly over-rated
Brian Jonestown Massacre
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
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
Wild Cat Sleazy
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
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
Tv On The Radio
In his 'This Metal Sky' column, Jeff Thiessen discusses why he thinks TV On the Radio are the best band in music today
Jeff Thiessen explains why he believes that Metallica's 2003 record 'St Anger' is one of the worst metal albums ever made
Jeff Thiessen examines the arguments both for and against stoner rock bands Queens of the Stone Age and Black Label Society
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
In his 'This Metal Sky' column, Jeff Thiessen argues the case for 90's industrial act Skinny Puppy being Canada's greatest musical export
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'
People in Planes
In his 'This Metal Sky' column, Jeff Thiessen finds Cardiff alt. rock band People in Planes' attempt to break into the mainstream with their recently reissued second album, 'Beyond the Hoizon', unsatisfying
In the first of two instalments this month in his 'This Metal Sky' column, in which he will be looking in depth at new pieces of music, Jeff Thiessen is riveted by the contradictory nature and ugliness of industrial band Ohgr's third album, 'Devil in the Details'
In the second instalment of his 'This Metal sky' series, in which he will examining in depth a new piece of music each month, Jeff Thiessen looks at Dinosaur Jr's latest comeback album, 'Farm'
In his new column 'This Metal Sky' Jeff Thiessen, in the belief that all music good and bad is personal, will be writing about the links in his own life with a new piece of music he hears each month. He begins by telling of hearing Steve Abel and the Chrysalids' 'Flax Happy' on the day he was fired.
In the latest in our 'Soundtrack of Our Lives' column, in which our writers reflect on the personal impact of music on their lives, Jeff Thiessen writes about discovering Ween's anarchic 'GodWeenSatan' as a college student