The 10 Best Stereolab Songs

While grunge was peaking, Britpop was winding down, and hip-hop was in the midst of being codified as pop's lingua franca, Stereolab were just getting…
Raymond Cummings | May 28, 2015 - 12:55 pm

11 Intriguing Appearances On At.Long.Last.A$AP

While the A$AP Mob has always attracted attention for their Tumblr-cultivated iconography (and iconoclasm), they've typically been less about chasing or even starting trends than…
Nate Patrin | May 27, 2015 - 4:11 pm

48 Bands That Took 20 Or More Years Between Albums

What's a legacy to a legend? For some, it's a thing to be actively patrolled: endless tours, obligatory records, the noblesse oblige of the bassist…
Brad Shoup | May 21, 2015 - 11:40 am

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

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

The 10 Best Brand New Songs

Being a diehard Brand New fan is a frustrating, often punishing exercise. In the 15 years since their arrival, they've been a hard band to…
James Rettig | April 28, 2015 - 1:08 pm

Remembering Bernard Stollman: 10 Essential ESP-Disk Albums

Bernard Stollman died this week at 85. Unknown to most but a legend to many, he was one of the most important non-musicians in the…
Phil Freeman | April 24, 2015 - 11:13 am

There’s Beer In The Jar: 8 Boundary-Pushing Brewer-Musician Collaborations

If you've spent any time watching television in the last several years, you've probably had the dubious pleasure of watching Pitbull try to sell you
Brad Sanders | April 23, 2015 - 10:36 am

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

The 9 Most Expensive Record Store Day 2015 Flips On eBay

Another Record Store Day has come and gone, and now we get to sit back and watch the lucky few who managed to snag exclusive…
James Rettig | April 20, 2015 - 5:23 pm

The 10 Best Annie Lennox Songs

It's surprising to learn that the only significant acting credit associated with Annie Lennox is a role in a Robert Altman-directed adaptation of a Harold…
Robert Ham | April 15, 2015 - 12:51 pm

The 9 Best Moments Of Coachella 2015 Sunday

There were headliners on all three days of Coachella, as there are every year. But this year, there was really only one headliner, and that…
Tom Breihan | April 13, 2015 - 10:37 am

The 8 Best Moments Of Coachella 2015 Saturday

If this year’s Coachella had an off day, it was Saturday. Of the festival’s three headliners, Saturday night top draw Jack White is probably the…
Tom Breihan | April 12, 2015 - 1:27 pm

The 10 Best Moments Of Coachella 2015 Friday

There’s every other festival in America, and then there’s Coachella. Every year, it feels like it matters just a bit more than the others. It’s…
Tom Breihan | April 11, 2015 - 1:04 pm

The 10 Best Marilyn Manson Songs

During the first quarter of 2015, two artists maintained twin strangleholds on my music-related social-media conversations. The first was Björk. The second was Brian Warner,…
Joseph Schafer | April 8, 2015 - 10:23 am

The Black Market: The Month In Metal – March 2015

It seemed like every day of March brought with it a new controversy or calamity worthy of coverage here: There was the Ghost Bath hoax;…
Michael Nelson | March 31, 2015 - 3:41 pm

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

Know Your Beach Bands

In the mid-'00s, we witnessed a torrent of new bands with "wolf" in their names. Among the acts with lupine roots were Wolf Parade, Wolfmother,…
Patrick Hosken | March 27, 2015 - 1:20 pm

30 Essential Max Martin Songs

The thought came to me in a drug store. Or a department store. Or the backseat of a taxicab. I don't remember where it was,…
Michael Nelson | March 26, 2015 - 11:51 am

The 10 Best Marvin Gaye Songs

It can be hard to not engage in a mental game of "What if?" when it comes to artists who died well before their time.
Robert Ham | March 24, 2015 - 11:25 am
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