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The 10 Best TV On The Radio Songs

Earlier today, TV On The Radio announced the fall 2014 release of their fifth album, Seeds. It will be the band's first LP since 2011'…
Ryan Leas | July 29, 2014 - 12:06 pm
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30 Essential Songs From The Golden Era Of Emo

Ask anyone old enough to drink what they think emo is, and you'll get about as many different responses as people willing to answer. They'll…
Patric Fallon | July 22, 2014 - 10:18 am
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Judas Priest Albums From Worst To Best

Judas Priest is heavy metal personified. The most important innovator in the genre's progression after Black Sabbath and Deep Purple, Judas Priest's influence…
Adrien Begrand | July 9, 2014 - 12:56 pm
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The 10 Best Gorillaz Songs

Over the course of the last three months, I've seen Damon Albarn perform four times, and a certain quality of his career was boldly underlined:…
Ryan Leas | July 2, 2014 - 2:06 pm
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Prince Albums From Worst To Best

In baseball, the five-tool player is kind of a bullshit concept, but it connotes a particular beauty. The five-tool player hits for power, hits for…
Brad Shoup | June 25, 2014 - 10:37 am
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The 10 Best Tori Amos Songs

The early '90s brought a wealth of change to pop music, and while the spoils of the dynamic shifts may have gone to the flannel-clad…
Jonathan Dick | June 18, 2014 - 11:12 am
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The 50 Best Albums Of 2014 So Far

Great music has come from just about every corner of the musical map this year, and on this list of our favorites of the year’…
Stereogum | June 17, 2014 - 10:39 am
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The 10 Best Sets At Bonnaroo 2014

It has to be a toss-up between Coachella and Bonnaroo as to which is our most iconic currently active American festival. Growing up in Pennsylvania,…
Ryan Leas | June 16, 2014 - 2:07 pm
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Rush Albums From Worst To Best

For a band that has sold more than 40 million albums worldwide, whose streak of consecutive gold and platinum records is topped only by the…
Adrien Begrand | June 10, 2014 - 11:17 am
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The 10 Best Sets At Governors Ball 2014

I recognize this is an issue of taste, but Governors Ball 2014 was a little bit of a mixed bag for me. There were two…
Ryan Leas | June 9, 2014 - 12:40 pm
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The 10 Best Fucked Up Songs

When you look at Fucked Up's discography, it's easy to force a certain narrative onto their career arc: they started as a hard-charging hardcore band…
Brad Sanders | June 3, 2014 - 11:52 am
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The 10 Best John Lennon Songs

John Winston Lennon was famously shot to death at age 40, midway through his tumultuous life and storied career, robbing the world of a towering…
Timothy Bracy And Elizabeth Bracy | May 13, 2014 - 11:42 am
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Aesop Rock Albums From Worst To Best

In 2014 we appraise hip-hop on its forthrightness. Take, for example, the two front-runner Grammy-nominated hip-hop albums of 2013: Kendrick Lamar's Good Kid M.A.A.D. City
Joseph Schafer | May 8, 2014 - 12:25 pm
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The 10 Best Jens Lekman Songs

The appeal of Swedish singer-songwriter Jens Lekman has often been described in terms of his apparent lack of appeal. His signature baritone is slightly nasal…
Brad Sanders | April 29, 2014 - 10:12 am
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The 10 Best Verve Songs

Few British bands from the 1990s, Britpop or otherwise, have been pushed to the sidelines more forcefully than the Verve. I can think of, well,…
Ryan Leas | April 24, 2014 - 12:09 pm
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Caught By The Buzz: A Look Back At Britpop’s B-List

Akin to the early-'90s post-Nirvana feeding frenzy in the Pacific Northwest, the Britpop explosion of the mid-'90s spawned a similar slash-and-burn signing boom on the…
John Everhart | April 23, 2014 - 12:02 pm
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The 10 Best Galaxie 500 Songs

If rock-critic clichés never existed, Galaxie 500 would have had to invent them. Named after a classic model Ford that none of the band member…
James Jackson Toth | April 15, 2014 - 10:56 am
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Van Morrison Albums From Worst To Best

Amongst the major musical titans emerging during the second half of the 20th century, the Belfast-born Irish soul troubadour Van Morrison is perhaps the most underappreciated --…
Timothy Bracy And Elizabeth Bracy | April 14, 2014 - 10:59 am
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The 10 Best Nirvana Songs

The story goes something like this: Sheriff Kurt moseys into town just long enough to purge the spandex-clad outlaws before riding off into the sunset…
James Jackson Toth | April 4, 2014 - 12:10 pm
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The 10 Best Joy Division Songs

In the seemingly infinite discussion of influence, Joy Division's place in the halls of music's most revered is just as sure as the band's equally…
Jonathan Dick | April 1, 2014 - 10:53 am
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