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

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

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

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 members…
James Jackson Toth | April 15, 2014 - 10:56 am

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

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

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

Scumdogs Of YouTube: 10 Memorable GWAR Moments

GWAR singer and mastermind Dave Brockie, who died Sunday at the far-too-young age of 50, will be remembered as a shock rock innovator. An obnoxious…
Adrien Begrand | March 24, 2014 - 3:24 pm

Stephen Malkmus Albums From Worst To Best

Few solo careers justify wholesale rebranding. Though it has become common for aging indie rockers to want a "clean slate" following the dissolution of their…
James Jackson Toth | March 18, 2014 - 12:19 pm

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 this…
Brad Sanders | March 11, 2014 - 1:10 pm

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 can…
James Jackson Toth | January 21, 2014 - 12:23 pm

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

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

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 as…
Ryan Leas | December 26, 2013 - 3:58 pm
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