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MusicUnderFire | February 7, 2016

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The Best Sleep Music: Sleep Music Vol. 4

11/09/2012 |

A proper playlist plays in dreams, sends the mind wondering and helps you wake up with a song in your head.  Since I can remember I have played music while going to bed – some times a CD, other times … Read More

Album Review: Geographer – Myth

02/28/2012 | 1


Rating: 9.3

Geographer‘s past has been hardly noticed up until now.  After all, their collection consists of a 7″ single, “Kites” (that could alone make the band noteworthy) and their fantastic first album called Innocent Ghosts, which pairs quite … Read More

MUF’s Top 25 Albums of 2011

01/31/2012 | 8

We know you lost sleep over the course of last month, waiting patiently, racking your brain to see what we could possibly list as our favorite albums of 2011.  We lost sleep too, compulsively checking our lists twice and perhaps after … Read More

Part 4: MUF’s Top 100 Songs of 2011 (1-25)

12/30/2011 | 6

You’ve made it – our top 25 songs of 2011 are right here.  We were blown away by the talent here and perhaps some of the way these songs worked out for the respective artists here could either be sheer … Read More

Review: Bell X1 – Bloodless Coup

07/11/2011 | 2

Rating: 8.1/10

Sometimes when artists try to change their sound, it goes horribly wrong. It can feel unnatural and forced, like a pre-teen girl experimenting with mascara.

On their newish album Bloodless Coup, Bell X1 has made change work.

But … Read More

Part 5: MUF’s Top 100 Songs of 2009 (1-20)

02/16/2010 | 5

This is it – our top 20!  We hope you enjoy these tracks as much as we did.  It took us a bit longer than we had anticipated getting all five parts of our top 100 songs onto our site, … Read More

Part 2: MUF’s Top 100 Songs of 2009 (60-79)

02/05/2010 |

As we continue our best songs of 2009, part two of our most loved songs are here and who could have guessed we included the artists in the list below?  Once again, take a good look, then look again; … Read More

Music Under Fire: Top 30 Albums For 2009

01/19/2010 | 7

With many head-turners throughout 2009, we found much more strength in our singles list than in albums this past year. However, our top 30 albums are nothing to sneeze at. Several albums this past year held strong to the … Read More

New Album Releases For Tuesday 3/2/2009

03/02/2009 |

This week’s music releases are particularly exciting since one of our favorite Irish bands, Bell X1 are finally here with their follow up their attention-grabbing Flock album, Blue Lights On The Runway. We were able to get a quick … Read More

MUF Interviews Bell X1

02/03/2009 | 1

In anticipation of their release of Blue Lights on the Runway, which hits U.S. stores on March 3rd, we were able to sneak in a few questions to Ireland’s Bell X1 (Bell Ex One) during their enormously busy press … Read More

Top 20 Artists To Look Forward To In 2009 (Part 2)

12/27/2008 | 7

Our conclusion to the artists you can’t miss in 2009 continues. If you missed our first 10, head here. Once again, enjoy.

Mute Math

For the boys from New Orleans, the road ahead is well lit. Two years after their … Read More

Bell X1 unveils new song, video for upcoming album

12/18/2008 |

Since their 2005 release of Flock, Music Under Fire has been quietly anticipating news from Ireland’s Bell X1, who have experienced great success outside of the U.S. but a definite lack inside.

To ignite the buzz a bit more, … Read More