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The 10 Best Hold Steady Songs

Rumors of rock and roll's demise have been greatly exaggerated for almost as long as there's been rock and roll, so it's not like thi…
Brad Sanders | March 11, 2014 - 1:10 pm
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Iron Maiden Albums From Worst To Best

Rivaled only by Black Sabbath and Judas Priest in regards to influence and impact on the early development of heavy metal, Iron Maiden took the…
Adrien Begrand | March 4, 2014 - 12:12 pm
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The 10 Best White Stripes Songs

The White Stripes were Occam's razor manifested as rock. Underneath the misdirection and mythology, it was just two people, wearing three colors, obsessed with one…
Carl Williott | February 26, 2014 - 1:09 pm
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The 10 Best Dirty Projectors Songs

When Dirty Projectors mastermind and bandleader Dave Longstreth sings about being "in the gray mesh shorts" of his alma mater, honestly, I freak out a…
Elliah Heifetz | February 19, 2014 - 3:31 pm
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Elliott Smith Albums From Worst To Best

Elliott Smith at the 70th Academy Awards ceremony: When it's mentioned, it's as one of those cautionary anecdotes, an example of the fundamental incompatibility of…
Brad Shoup | February 11, 2014 - 12:22 pm
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The 10 Best Beta Band Songs

When Rolling Stone released their best albums of the '90s list, Nirvana's Nevermind stood predictably at the top. I'm not saying that it doesn't deserve…
Miles Bowe | February 6, 2014 - 3:18 pm
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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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The 10 Best Grateful Dead Songs

To certain elitists, the name "Grateful Dead" represents an impasse; like the phrase "slap bass," it is a combination of words whose very invocation ca…
James Jackson Toth | January 21, 2014 - 12:23 pm
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The 10 Best Killers Songs

2004 was, more or less, the Year Of The Pretty Boy. Or, if not that, the Year Of The Not That Masculine Dude. The Guy…
Elliah Heifetz | January 14, 2014 - 11:37 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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The Best Soundtrack Moments Of 2013

Maybe it's because I spend the bulk of my time reading and writing about music or talking with people who do the same, but a…
Ryan Leas | December 26, 2013 - 3:58 pm
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10 Bands Who Banned Photos In 2013

Technological currents have carried us ever closer to cyborg status, our smartphones becoming more and more like permanent extensions of our hands. That includes at…
Chris DeVille | December 26, 2013 - 9:46 am
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The 100 Most Anticipated Albums Of 2014

We're almost (almost!) done reflecting on the year that was, so it's time to start taking a closer look at the year that will be.
Chris DeVille | December 23, 2013 - 11:23 am
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The 10 Dumbest Azealia Banks Beefs Of 2013

There's no better example of unrealized potential than Azealia Banks. It's been over two years since "212" dropped and we're still not sure when (or…
James Rettig | December 20, 2013 - 3:57 pm
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The 10 Best Bob Dylan Songs

So, here we've finally arrived: "Bob Dylan's 10 Best Songs," the Iraq Invasion of long-form rock journalism. Uncalled for and utterly unwinnable, contending with a…
Timothy Bracy And Elizabeth Bracy | December 17, 2013 - 12:29 pm
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The 40 Best Rap Albums Of 2013

Last year, there was one album -- Kendrick Lamar's Good Kid, m.A.A.d. City -- that united virtually the entire rap-listening public in adoration. This year,…
Tom Breihan | December 16, 2013 - 8:35 am
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Stereogum’s 50 Favorite Songs Of 2013

Determining the year's best albums is, admittedly, a subjective pursuit. But even more than an albums roundup, a list of songs is an intensely personal…
Stereogum | December 12, 2013 - 1:09 pm
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10 Artists Who Broke Free In 2013

This post is presented by Virgin Mobile who encourage you to #BreakFree.
Stereogum | December 11, 2013 - 4:33 pm
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The 17 Best Kanye Rants Of 2013

In 2013, Kanye West's spoken word was more entertaining than most musicians' music. All year, he's been part ego supernova, part prophet, part philosopher, part…
Chris DeVille | December 11, 2013 - 10:39 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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