Carnival of Rock and Roll - August 2008

It's time for another Carnival of Rock 'n' Roll. Plenty of cool contributions this month, so lets toss aside all the pleasantries and get right down to it.

First, a couple of articles that are sure to stir up some controversy for some (especially the second one), but amusing and interesting social comment for others... from Top 5 Worst Music Magazines

Top 10 Reasons Oasis is Better than The Beatles

The Rocademic brings us a little bit about a new Circa Survive download... and it's for a good cause too, so check it out: DOWNLOAD new b-side from Circa Survive and help save SIREN RECORDS

A little bit of fun and humor from Ian of If It Feels Good Do It... I remember another of this series from a previous carnival a while back that was pretty amusing too: 80s Songs You’ve Never Heard Unless You’re A Recovering Coke Addict III: The Album "Out of the Cellar"

Kevin of A Robot Sandwich sent along a few of his thoughts on the Sub Pop festival 20th anniversary, as well as a few bits of personal commentary in: Happy 20th, Sub Pop

Nui Loa of fret dreams talks cover songs, and some good ones at that here: The 17 Greatest Cover Songs Ever (and the 3 Worst)

Kingp over at ZuneTracks just wanted to pass along a little note about a band that's making a stir online. New music is always worth checking out: 16 Pounds of Pet – Evil

Douglas over at Couchfire sent along part three of a compelling review of the Bonnaroo festival... check out parts one and two as well if you get the chance: BonnaReview pt. 3

Nathan from I Hope Your Ears Bleed shares some of his thoughts related to Death Cab for Cutie in: New Death Cab For Cutie Video Released

Britne of Can't Stop Rockin brings us a review of Poison at this year's Rockfest: Cadott Gets Poisoned! - Review from Rockfest '08 Show

Howard of passed along an interesting piece how promoting on the web landed one lucky musician the chance of a lifetime in: Adam Monroe: Another Web 2.0 Talent Promotion Success Story

Scott from takes a look at the new Metallica album cover in: New Metallica Album Cover Rorschach Test

Rachel of Smells Like Music shares her choices for the: Smells Like Music - Top 10 Rock Bands of the 21st Century... So Far

And last but not least, Chaosgone brings us a truly epic piece that's sure to stir some memories: The Top 100 Songs of 1958

And that's it for this month's carnival. Great job everyone, although the Carnival of Rock 'n' Roll is always interesting, this one was especially interesting to me, with lots of interesting stuff throughout. Definitely looking forward to next month.

If you submitted your work to the carnival, but it wasn't chosen, don't fret. There aren't a lot of standards to be included except to be directly about music, but I don't publish blatant advertisements, personal attacks on artists, celebrity gossip, things off topic or things I can't read (sorry, english only). Also, I'd appreciate if you only submit some of your best works, not short, few word posts and try to keep multiple submissions within reason, meaning you can send two or three articles at most, but not like six... if you Spam the carnival with entries or with articles off topic you won't be included.

I still appreciate your contribution even if I didn't choose to include it and hope you won't hesitate to submit new work to next month's carnival.

The next carnival will run on September 1st 2008. More information, the carnival archives and a link to the submission form can be found here:


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