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Last Rites Presents: Our Most Anticipated Albums Of 2024, Part 3

Welcome to the final part of our look forward to some of our most anticipated albums of 2024. If you missed the first two entries and gotta get back in time, Part 1 is here

Last Rites Presents: Our Most Anticipated Albums Of 2024, Part 2

Welcome back to our look forward to some of our most anticipated albums of 2024. If you missed Part 1 on Monday, it’s right here. Part 3 will be available for your hungry eyes on

Last Rites Presents: Our Most Anticipated Albums Of 2024, Part 1

Happy Monday, friends, we hope the week without us wasn’t too difficult on you. [Ron Howard: “It wasn’t.”] As a team, we needed a bit of a recharge from writing our 2023 listicles and reading/deliberating/screaming

Happy 2024, You Maniacs! WE ARE ON VACATION

Hey, hi, hello!! It’s 2024! You’re here! You’re alive! There’s a world of new and exciting opportunities ahead of you! In front of us all! Let’s be even more excellent to ourselves and to one

Best Of 2023 – Last Rites Combined Staff Top 25

“HEY, WHERE THE HELL IS [INSERT ALBUM TITLE], YOU EMPTY-HEADED MONSTERS” We go through this every year, no? You see the Best Of lists begin to drop from all the usual suspects, and the first

Best Of 2023 – Top 10ish EPs & Demos

Keep It Short, Stupid. Get in; get out; get gone. Hit it and quit it. Whichever old axiom you choose, they all mean more or less the same thing: Sometimes brevity is key. Sometimes less

Best Of 2023 – Our Album Art Favorites

There’s a symbiotic relationship that occurs between the cover art and the music within. Obviously, we’ve all been deceived before by an elegantly adorned record sleeve only to find the music within to be a

Melissa Is Still With Us: A Classic Turns 40

[Cover artwork by Thomas Holm] Many, many moons ago, on a notably cold night in late October, two teenage friends who’d recently had a falling out decided to bury the hatchet by hitting a haunted