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Tim Hecker Albums From Worst To Best

There are few ambient electronic artists as consistent and groundbreaking as Tim Hecker, even if the terms "ambient" and "electronic" barely encompass the scope of…
Lindsey Rhoades | April 29, 2016 - 10:54 am
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PJ Harvey Albums From Worst To Best

PJ Harvey's discography speaks for itself. …
Zach Schonfeld | April 20, 2016 - 1:29 pm
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Iggy Pop Albums From Worst To Best

Iggy Pop is the beating heart of rock 'n' roll. Since 1969, his whirling, explosive live performances have set a standard that 99 percent of…
Phil Freeman | March 22, 2016 - 12:34 pm
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The Fiery Furnaces Albums From Worst To Best

From 2003 until 2011, over the span of six studio albums, an EP, a double-disc live extravaganza, and hundreds of catalog-recombinant shows, the Oak Park,…
Raymond Cummings | February 5, 2016 - 12:48 pm
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Motörhead Albums From Worst To Best

Motörhead are one of those bands, like ZZ Top or AC/DC, that seemingly everyone who likes loud electric guitars can agree on. They exist for…
Phil Freeman | September 2, 2015 - 11:43 am
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Richard Thompson Albums From Worst To Best

For four decades, the great British songwriter Richard Thompson has puzzled and enchanted, menaced and soothed, and remained an enigma far too slippery to attract…
Timothy Bracy And Elizabeth Bracy | August 27, 2015 - 10:51 am
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P-Funk Albums From Worst To Best

George Clinton's Parliament-Funkadelic collective isn't always posed as a leading candidate for greatest or most important band of the '70s, but try and imagine what…
Nate Patrin | August 12, 2015 - 12:45 pm
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The Doors Albums From Worst To Best

The Doors are part of a very specific category of classic-rock artists: the gateway artists. The bands that -- assuming you weren't around in the…
Ryan Leas | July 30, 2015 - 11:45 am
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INXS Albums From Worst To Best

"How can I call myself a straight man," a barback asked me and my friend, "if I would rather look at Michael Hutchence than all…
Alicia Kennedy | July 14, 2015 - 12:07 pm
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Stevie Wonder Albums From Worst To Best

Steveland "Stevie Wonder" Morris is an indisputable icon of American music, but in many ways is best understood as a part of a separate tradition…
Timothy Bracy & Elizabeth Bracy | July 2, 2015 - 9:57 am
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Royal Trux Albums From Worst To Best

Royal Trux just might be the most misunderstood band in indie rock. But their influence can be seen in contemporary bands like Liars, the Kills,…
Brian Mock | June 25, 2015 - 1:52 pm
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The Black Keys Albums From Worst To Best

Somewhere along the way, the Black Keys sneakily became one of the weirdest bands of the 21st century. Not stylistically, of course -- and that's…
Ryan Leas | June 11, 2015 - 11:44 am
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Faith No More Albums From Worst To Best

When I saw San Francisco's revenant Faith No More play Seattle for the first time in nearly 20 years, they closed their set with "Mark…
Joseph Schafer | June 4, 2015 - 12:23 pm
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Yes Albums From Worst To Best

Yes are one of the flagship acts of progressive rock. They're also one of rock's weirdest bands. Their best music is intense and aggressive, incorporating…
Phil Freeman | May 20, 2015 - 10:21 am
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Blondie Albums From Worst To Best

When music critics talk about the reasons "punk had to happen," they're usually making accusations about how bloated and corporate arena rock was getting in…
Nate Patrin | May 6, 2015 - 12:41 pm
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Wire Albums From Worst To Best

"There are those who say Wire was the best punk band ever because it broke all of the rules, didn't stick with any of the…
Jeffrey Terich | April 22, 2015 - 10:01 am
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Ariel Pink Albums From Worst To Best

As his band traveled through a lightning storm somewhere in the American Midwest, Ariel "Pink" Rosenberg yelled at me over the telephone. It was April…
Raymond Cummings | March 31, 2015 - 11:51 am
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Madonna Albums From Worst To Best

Throughout Madonna's four decade career, she's pissed off a lot of people. Backlash against Madonna has brought otherwise divergent groups to consensus, from Pope John…
Mary von Aue | March 18, 2015 - 10:32 am
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Beck Albums From Worst To Best

As you might've heard, Beck won a Grammy for Album Of The Year about a week and a half ago, for his early 2014 release…
Ryan Leas | February 19, 2015 - 1:07 pm
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The Fall Albums From Worst To Best

"If it's me and your granny on bongos, it's the Fall." So sayeth Mark E. Smith (MES), the mercurial, irascible, and incredible leader of the…
Robert Ham | February 12, 2015 - 1:06 pm
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