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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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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
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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
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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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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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Out Of Control On Videotape: The 10 Best Radiohead Music Videos

The most important Radiohead video is probably this clip, of the band playing "Creep" at the MTV Beach House in 1993. That's the video that…
Tom Breihan | March 13, 2015 - 1:07 pm
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33 Musicians Discuss Their Favorite Radiohead Songs

From star-studded guest lists to an audible influence on several generations of bands, Radiohead's fan base has always included quite a few of their fellow…
Stereogum | March 10, 2015 - 10:42 am
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The 10 Best Missy Elliott Songs

The mid-late '90s felt like a crisis point for hip-hop: the deepening rift between mainstream and underground rap, along with the lyrical focus on high-budget…
Nate Patrin | March 3, 2015 - 12:48 pm
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The Black Market: The Month In Metal – February 2015

At the very end of January, a few days after last month's Black Market was published, Tom interviewed Wes Borland -- the guitar player in…
Michael Nelson | February 25, 2015 - 11:53 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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10 Tour Riders Crazier Than Jack White’s

There was a time when being a star meant getting away with whatever you wanted, whenever you wanted. Tales of trashing hotel rooms just for…
Cory D. Byrom | February 11, 2015 - 10:12 am
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Grammys 2015: Performances From Worst To Best

Hey, it's over! We made it through! Sam Smith won everything! Iggy Azalea didn't win anything! Beck busted through the wall like the Kool-Aid Man!
Tom Breihan | February 9, 2015 - 1:01 pm
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Napalm Death Albums From Worst To Best

Napalm Death are one of the most important bands to come out of the UK metal scene, period. Like Black Sabbath and Judas Priest, they…
Phil Freeman | February 4, 2015 - 10:38 am
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Steely Dan Albums From Worst To Best

Steely Dan are playing this year's Coachella, they've been sampled by everyone from Kanye to Cities Aviv, and you can hear hints of their sardonic…
Nate Patrin | January 29, 2015 - 12:35 pm
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The Ramones Albums From Worst To Best

If everyone who ever bought a Ramones shirt bought a Ramones album, they'd be as big as fucking Aerosmith by now. But then, how many…
Brad Shoup | January 22, 2015 - 1:06 pm
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The 10 Best Black Crowes Songs

So, the Black Crowes broke up. Again, that is, sort of. Since the band broke through with their 1990 debut, Shake Your Money Maker, it's…
Ryan Leas | January 20, 2015 - 2:12 pm
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Pink Floyd Albums From Worst To Best

How appropriate that Pink Floyd would find their beginnings in the same year that saw the first person walk in space. It's a fitting foreword…
Jonathan Dick | January 15, 2015 - 10:59 am
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The 10 Best A Tribe Called Quest Songs

Imagine a band that faces the kind of trajectory usually posited as a hard-luck story, a series of events that goes a little something like…
Nate Patrin | January 9, 2015 - 10:16 am
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30 Essential Post-Rock Songs

Above all else, the Wikipedia entry on post-rock exemplifies how difficult it can be to pin down movements in music: Did the genre begin in…
Garrett Kamps | January 7, 2015 - 1:24 pm
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