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El-P Albums From Worst To Best

I saw El-P perform live for the first time in 2013. The stage, situated under the I-65 overpass at Louisville, Kentucky's Forecastle festival, sat a…
Joseph Schafer | January 29, 2014 - 11:31 am

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Nick Cave Albums From Worst To Best

The year 2000 saw the release of a three-disc Johnny Cash compilation with each disc bearing a one-word title indicating the thematic scopes of the…
Dan Lawrence | January 8, 2014 - 10:49 am

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Morrissey Albums From Worst To Best

What an enviable position in which Steven Patrick Morrissey finds himself. It is, I dare say, quite privileged, but we'll get back to that. He…
Brad Shoup | December 10, 2013 - 3:46 pm

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Beatles Albums From Worst To Best

Barring the collapse of the space-time continuum, this was bound to happen at some point, but it's still a shock: The first Beatles album, Please
Chris DeVille | November 27, 2013 - 1:21 pm

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of Montreal Albums From Worst To Best

The name of the game for of Montreal has always been evolution. Their current incarnation, making its debut on their newest album Lousy With Sylvianbriar,…
John Everhart | November 12, 2013 - 12:19 pm

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Smashing Pumpkins Albums From Worst To Best

It's easy to forget that the Smashing Pumpkins were outsiders. Not in the sense that many bands are โ€” the weird, artsy, pained kids who…
Ryan Leas | October 29, 2013 - 11:34 am

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Joni Mitchell Albums From Worst To Best

It might seem ludicrous to use the word "underappreciated" when discussing an artist with as many accomplishments and accolades as Joni Mitchell. In addition to…
James Jackson Toth | October 22, 2013 - 2:53 pm

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Metallica Albums From Worst To Best

"This album and what we're doing with it โ€” that, to me, is what Metallica are all about: exploring different things. The minute you stop
Doug Moore | October 14, 2013 - 2:45 pm

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Kate Bush Albums From Worst To Best

You know you've transcended to "legend" status when critics use your name as an adjective. These days, "Kate Bush-ian" is a shortcut descriptor (usually a…
Ryan Reed | October 7, 2013 - 3:15 pm

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U2 Albums From Worst To Best

People hate U2. OK, people hate a lot of bands. Out of the other Great Artists we've covered in this feature, though, U2 elicit ire…
Ryan Leas | October 1, 2013 - 10:31 am

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Okkervil River Albums From Worst To Best

Okkervil River frontman Will Sheff told me in an interview for an R.E.M. retrospective piece a few years back that when his band was initially…
John Everhart | September 24, 2013 - 11:16 am

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Trent Reznor Albums From Worst To Best

The first time I heard Nine Inch Nails, I was barely fourteen, hanging, unsupervised, with my friend at the time and his older brother โ€”…
Joseph Schafer | September 16, 2013 - 1:21 pm

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Tom Waits Albums From Worst To Best

Heard through the wall of a neighboring apartment, you might confuse Tom Waits's music with Howlin' Wolf's. Then again, you could just as easily mistake…
James Jackson Toth | September 9, 2013 - 3:29 pm

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Coldplay Albums From Worst To Best

One of the better moments in the last few stumbling seasons of The Office came when James Spader's Robert California offered his thoughts on the…
Ryan Leas | September 3, 2013 - 1:36 pm

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Neil Young Albums From Worst To Best

Aliens land. They've traveled from some distant planet with a specific mission: to find out what this 'rock and roll' stuff is all about. Through…
James Jackson Toth | August 23, 2013 - 3:36 pm