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Prince Albums Ranked

"Considering Prince's continued vitality and infamous vaults, he's probably got another few lifetimes' worth of music ahead of him, too." That's how I closed my
Brad Shoup | April 21, 2017 - 10:27 am

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Oneohtrix Point Never Albums From Worst To Best

After the recent passing of Chuck Berry, a letter Carl Sagan wrote to him in 1986 began circulating on social media. It congratulated Berry on…
Lindsey Rhoades | April 12, 2017 - 11:00 am

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Stephin Merritt Albums From Worst To Best

"Relating to other people has always struck me as the most overrated of pleasures." Stephin Merritt said this in a 2015 issue of…
Doug Bleggi | March 13, 2017 - 12:33 pm

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Xiu Xiu Albums From Worst To Best

Jamie Stewart was applying to become an airport baggage handler the day his father, a musician and record producer, committed suicide. Stewart never finished the…
Lindsey Rhoades | March 7, 2017 - 11:12 am

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Leonard Cohen Albums From Worst To Best

Several years ago, The Atlantic published a controversial essay by a healthy, middle-aged oncologist who hoped to die at 75. Among his reasons -- the…
Zach Schonfeld | November 15, 2016 - 10:14 am

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Opeth Albums From Worst To Best

Formed the same year that Sinead O'Connor stood in front of a camera crying and singing a Prince song, Sweden's Opeth began their journey in…
Jonathan Dick | October 4, 2016 - 9:12 am

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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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