Slogan We rock, do you?
Type of site Music webzine
Owner Pär Winberg, Johan Wippsson
Created by Pär Winberg
Launched April 13, 1999 (1999-04-13) (12 years ago)
Current status Online is a Swedish daily Internet publication devoted to music criticism and commentary, music news, and artist interviews. Its focus is on rock music. However, the range of musical genres covered extends to pop, classical, folk, electronic, jazz, metal, and experimental music. is the Europe's leading site for alternative rock and one of the world leading webzine about rock music.[1][2][3]

The site, which was established in 1999, concentrates on new music, but journalists also review reissued albums and box sets. The site has published "best-of" lists as annual features detailing the best albums of each year since 1995.[4]



The webzine was created in Skogås, Sweden on April 13, 1999 with the name of Midwestern Skies by the music industrialist Pär Winberg,[5] which has worked for EMI, A&R, The Real Group, and Robert Well among others.[1][6] Early 2002 saw a complete renovation of the website's layout and in May of that year, Midwestern Skies moved to the domain[7] In 2003 the site had expanded to competition, features, and columns. It had also begun garnering a following for both its extensive coverage of underground music and its writing style, which was often unhindered by the conventions of print journalism. In 2005, was changed the site's layout and was introduced the slogan "We will rock ya!!".[8] In 2006 several features have also sporadically been provided by the site's staff writers, including live reviews, interviews, exclusive MP3 streams, and year-end features. From 2006 to 2011 was used the slogan "All the latest in rock!".[9] Since 2011 is used a new layout and the slogan "We rock, do you?".[10]

The webzine currently features the latest news, interviews, record reviews, live shows, as well competitions.[11][12][13]

Rating system operates a simple 5-point rating system, starting at 1, that allows .5 intervals. Reviewers labeled the album "Fabolous"; "Great"; "Good"; "Pretty Good"; "Ok"; "Poor"; their most favorably regarded albums, "Essential"; and for the least favored albums, "Lousy".

End of Year lists


  1. ^ a b "Här utbildar vi nästa generations oslagbara musikbransch!" (in Swedish). The Music Factory. MTV Networks. Retrieved 2010-08-20. 
  2. ^ "Online Modern rock Music – Melodic Net". Live365. Retrieved 2011-05-11. 
  3. ^ Roth, Kaj (2008-05-03). "Interview with Steve Stevens". Retrieved 2010-09-05. 
  4. ^ "Best Of Year". Retrieved 2011-05-10. 
  5. ^ "Midwestern Skies". Archived from the original on 1999-10-12. Retrieved 2010-09-21. 
  6. ^ " Site Info". Alexa. Retrieved 2010-09-21. 
  7. ^ "". Archived from the original on 2002-05-25. Retrieved 2010-09-21. 
  8. ^ " – We will rock ya!!". Archived from the original on 2005-12-24. Retrieved 2010-09-21. 
  9. ^ " – All the latest in rock!". Archived from the original on 2006-12-27. Retrieved 2010-09-21. 
  10. ^ "Melodic Net – We rock, do you?". Retrieved 2011-05-10. 
  11. ^ "Soular (NM)". PureVolume. Retrieved 2010-09-05. 
  12. ^ "Audiovision – The Calling". Rivel Records. Retrieved 2010-09-05. 
  13. ^ "Interviews & Reviews". Harem Scarem. Retrieved 2010-08-20. 

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