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Pearl Jam's status as an artist can be a hard one to quantify. They entered the scene as one of the biggest bands in the world, and after a few years vanished from the mainstream audience radar, even…   Read Story »
"This album and what we're doing with it — that, to me, is what Metallica are all about: exploring different things. The minute you stop exploring, just sit down and fucking die." — Lars Ulrich,…   Read Story »
By 2000, American fans of indie music had become well accustomed to great acts bussed in from Canada. From the emphatic brilliance of the criminally underrated Sloan to the majestic lo-fi fuzz rock…   Read Story »
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 lazy one — and one I've overused myself)…   Read Story »
She is not of this world. That sentence was all my friend used to describe a St. Vincent show I'd missed. Annie Clark, the woman behind St. Vincent, seems to have that effect on people. Specifically…   Read Story »
Emo has been a dirty word for as long as I can remember, at least since some wimps from this nation's cold northern fringes snagged the descriptor from our capital city's emotive hardcore bands and…   Read Story »
Right now, the Art Gallery Of Ontario is hosting an exhibit called David Bowie Is, which collects artifacts from Bowie's entire career. And to celebrate the exhibit's opening, Bowie has shared a list…   Read Story »
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 more than others. Neil Young, Pink Floyd, Talking Heads, and the…   Read Story »
Immersing yourself in Drake's catalog is more than a little like jumping into bed with the guy for one of those torrid affairs he likes to emote about in the endless tear-stained diary that is his…   Read Story »
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 conceived, "What was shocking, and quite funny to me,…   Read Story »