Five Records, This Year & Forever: Our Critical Consensus on the Best of 2008

December 27, 2008

December 27, 2008

The Interference Webzine Staff

Editor’s Note: With the help of my webzine co-editor Luke Pimentel and augmented by brilliant input from others including Travis Wittman, we humbly present the five best albums of the year. In the post that follows, please find brief introductions to “the year in music” from Luke and Andy, followed by brief annotations about the albums themselves. What amazes me is how consistent this list is with many of the others circulating in the world of rock journalism. Here’s the deal: for the most part, we agree. In the coming days, look for all variety of expanded and extended lists and commentaries from our cast of contributors. – Andrew William Smith
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Q Magazine Previews New U2 Record

December 26, 2008

December 26, 2008

Editors’ Note: All props go to Q Magazine for their upcoming preview of the new record.  If you read this, it is for informational purposes only, and you need to go buy the magazine when it is released. Please visit http://www.qthemusic.com/

“U2 will soon return with their first album since 2004′s How To Dismantle An Atomic bomb. First stop on the promotional trail is of course a world exclusive interview and photo shoot with Q. The band graces the cover for the forthcoming edition, on the shelves on December 31…” Photos by Gavin Bond.

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New Album On The Horizon

December 20, 2008

December 20, 2008

This past week, U2.com made an official announcement, confirming weeks and months of speculation. The editors of Interference wish to share our enthusiasm for the upcoming release and expect that there will be no limit to our coverage of No Line On The Horizon. [Read more]

Ode to Fandom: Of Trashcans, Traditions, & The Delta Spirit

December 13, 2008

By Andrew William Smith, Editor

Photos by Patty Arriagada

December 13, 2008

The Delta Spirit share stories; but most of all, they share themselves. Gritty and generous, the young California-based band have crisscrossed the continent playing shows for any who’ll hear them, carving an adventurous mythology that matches the more epic aspects of their viral melodies and visionary messages.

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Not So Easy on His Knees: Balancing Faith with Celebrity (Part Three)

December 2, 2008

By Laurie Britt-Smith

December 2, 2008

Editor’s Note: With this installment, Dr. Britt-Smith documents the influence of Dr. King and the African-American church on Bono’s religious rhetoric. 

There has been a lot of speculation about the status of Bono’s religious faith over the years for many reasons and some of his harshest critics come from certain members of the Christian community who believe he fails to meet some standard of what a true believer should look like, sound like, and think like.  It is that sort of criticism, along with his own experiences with religion and faith that lead him to make statements like,

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