Album Reviews Episodes

January 18, 2021

E39 Top 20 Rock Albums of 2020 (Part 1)

The Itch has been building to this episode all season, and it's finally here! (Well, half of it.) We're counting down our top 20 rock albums of 2020, based on a collective vote. Find out who endorsed what (and who didn't) and...

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January 11, 2021

E38 The Itch Awards: Celebrating the Best Rock of 2020

It's time! Since institutions like Pitchfork, the Grammys, and the even the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame struggle to define, much less always honor rock, The Itch has taken it upon ourselves to nominate artists for prestigeless...

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December 21, 2020

E35 Rapid Fire Reviews: Nothing But Thieves, From Ashes to New, Local H, Saul

In this episode, The Itch catches up on some albums that we couldn't let slip through the cracks. Enjoy FOUR Flavors of the Week as we discuss Nothing But Thieves ' Moral Panic , From Ashes to New 's Panic , Local H 's Lifers...

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December 14, 2020

E34 Building an Empire: Hollywood Undead Bookends the Year

In this episode, The Itch discusses two 2020 releases from Hollywood Undead , a band that brought in the new year and is now seeing it out (thank goodness). Join us for a discussion about guest rappers, fun band member names,...

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November 30, 2020

E32 Death of an Optimist: Grandson's Grand Debut

In this episode, The Itch discusses Death of an Optimist , the upcoming debut album from grandson . We've been snacking on every grandson single, EP, and guest spot for the past few years, and now we're ready to feast on his ...

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November 09, 2020

E28 Humored Condition: Black Stone Cherry and Music That Makes Us Happy

In a bit of unintentional forward thinking, The Itch knew that, one way or another, people would need some happy music this week. So in this episode, we're checking out Black Stone Cherry 's new album The Human Condition and ...

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October 26, 2020

E26 No Place Like Ohms: How Deftones Redeemed Themselves (and 2020)

In this episode, The Itch dissects one of the most anticipated rock releases of the year: Deftones ' Ohms . Join us to discuss Stephen Carpenter's return to form, how a band can incorporate old sounds into new music, and a qu...

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October 12, 2020

E24 10 Years and Counting: Multi-Instrumentalists and the Numbers Game

In this episode, The Itch explores the new 10 Years album Violent Allies , touching on how bands can improve over time, the role of instrumental tracks in rock, and how sometimes one man can do it all. And since we love count...

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October 05, 2020

E23 Top 20 Rock Albums of 2019 (Part 2)

The Itch is back to wrap up our trip to 2019, when the world felt a little less crazy. In this episode, we'll count down our 10 favorite albums of the year. We've got pop punkers, nu metal vets, and even a bit of the blues. B...

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September 28, 2020

E22 Top 20 Rock Albums of 2019 (Part 1)

In this two-part episode, The Itch revisits our top rock albums from 2019. From veterans to up-and-comers, prog metal to reggae rock, and brooding angst to goofball weirdness, albums 20 through 11 should have something for ev...

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September 21, 2020

E21 Can't Fight the Seether: Finding Inspiration in Anger

In this episode, The Itch discusses Seether 's new album Si Vis Pacem, Para Bellum . Along the way, the conversation touches on big vs small concert venues, greatest hits albums, and an all-important question: who can cover T...

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September 14, 2020

E20 Rock Like a Pirate: Alestorm and the Arrrt of Commitment

In this episode, The Itch prepares for Talk Like a Pirate Day by inviting an old friend to discuss Alestorm 's latest release , Curse of the Crystal Coconut ! Along the way, we discover other pirate metal bands, concoct a sur...

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September 07, 2020

E19 Rock 'n' Rasslin': Code Orange and the Best Wrestling Theme Songs

In this episode, two-thirds of The Itch discuss Underneath , the breakout album from Code Orange , and take a trip through wrestling history to identify some of its the most memorable rock theme songs! And since it's only 67%...

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August 31, 2020

E18 Going for Broke: The Growth and Graduation of (Hed) P.E.

In this episode, The Itch discusses the ups and downs in the career of G-punkers (Hed) P.E. , from their breakthrough album Broke to their new (and final?) release, Class of 2020 . Join us to decipher the meanings behind thei...

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August 24, 2020

E17 Kingdom Come: Bush, Good Production, and the Ghost in the Machine

In this episode, The Itch reviews Bush 's new album The Kingdom . Along the way they focus on the role of production in molding an album, and how not all of Gavin Rossdale's guest appearances were good ideas! Plus, Dan's disd...

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