The 10 Best Depeche Mode Songs

The singular genius of Depeche Mode's music might be the way their songs inspire a gut-wrenching personal response. The best music is, of course, meant…
Justin M. Norton | November 7, 2012 - 12:47 pm

Top 10 Rock Operas That Deserve A Stage Adaptation

The world has come a long way since the Who released Tommy in 1969. Tomorrow night, a stage adaptation of the Flaming Lips' seminal 2002…
Joseph Schafer | November 5, 2012 - 5:04 pm

The 10 Best Misfits Songs

"Candy apples and razor blades, little dead are soon in graves / I remember Halloween / This day anything goes, burning bodies hanging from pole…
Aaron Lariviere | October 31, 2012 - 8:00 am

The 10 Best Leonard Cohen Songs

There's just no getting around it: writing about Leonard Cohen is an intimidating proposition. Trying to put into words the magic of Cohen's art i…
James Jackson Toth | October 19, 2012 - 12:11 pm

13 Essential DC Hardcore Albums

Hardcore was regional music that reached and changed the world. The local references, in-jokes, and our-scene-is-best boosterism are part of what makes it so compelling.
Justin M. Norton | October 17, 2012 - 1:18 pm

The Story Of Elephant 6’s Bill Doss, Told In 10 Songs

When a musician dies, they leave behind an aural legacy -- songs that serve as eternal reminders of what this person did when the microphone…
Alexander Abnos | October 4, 2012 - 1:29 pm

The 10 Best Big Star Songs

Was anyone in music ever so jaded and armored so fully, at such a young age, as Alex Chilton? The genius who launched a thousand…
Timothy Bracy And Elizabeth Bracy | September 27, 2012 - 4:28 pm

The 10 Best Pixies Songs

The best part of getting into music while growing up is the constant sense of discovery. This feeling disappears as the years go by. Most…
Doug Moore | September 20, 2012 - 2:26 pm

The 10 Best Indie Rock Documentaries

In a perfect world, all albums would be self-contained universes. A good album can communicate complex emotions and ideas with the aid of just a…
Doug Moore | September 18, 2012 - 2:26 pm

The 10 Best Grizzly Bear Songs

As far as being a band in 2012 goes, Grizzly Bear has it pretty good. Critical darlings aren't often financially successful as artists and vice-versa.
Colin St. John | September 13, 2012 - 4:20 pm

The 10 Best More-Obscure Bob Dylan Albums

When dealing with any individual possessing the sheer magnitude of Bob Dylan -- a figure utterly massive in terms of talent, mythology and self-regard --…
Timothy Bracy And Elizabeth Bracy | September 12, 2012 - 2:53 pm

Stereogum’s 40 Best New Bands Of 2012

When in the course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to select the rising bands which have connected them, someone wrote a…
Stereogum | September 11, 2012 - 2:05 pm

The 10 Best Animal Collective Songs

I remember driving down Pacific Coast Highway with my dad, listening to Merriweather Post Pavilion, when he suddenly asked why Animal Collective repeat themselves so…
Alex Tatusian | August 31, 2012 - 11:07 am

The 12 Best Acts At Electric Zoo That Aren’t Skrillex, Tiesto, Or Diplo

Last year, New York City's Randall's Island hosted 85,000 EDM-loving festival-goers at Electric Zoo. This Labor Day weekend, when the massive party celebrates its third-annual
Puja Patel | August 28, 2012 - 1:21 pm

The 10 Best Elliott Smith Songs

Elliott Smith was born on August 6, 1969, and thus, August is Elliott Smith Month, according to his onetime label, Kill Rock Stars. To celebrate,…
Michael Nelson | August 21, 2012 - 2:15 pm

The 10 Best Wilco Songs

Following the 1994 split of the celebrated Uncle Tupelo, the betting line amongst fans and critics alike held that between Jeff Tweedy and Jay Farrar…
Timothy Bracy And Elizabeth Bracy | August 16, 2012 - 10:24 am

The 10 Best Blur Songs

I never should have signed up for this. Volunteered, even. It doesn't matter what criteria you apply or artificial boundaries you create to make the…
Michael Nelson | August 8, 2012 - 3:52 pm

The 10 Best Cat Power Songs

Last month, Chan Marshall, aka Cat Power, released her first single since 2006, "Ruin." The track comes from her forthcoming Matador long-player, Sun, which i…
Liz Pelly | August 2, 2012 - 4:55 pm

The 40 Coolest NSFW Album Covers

Tapping the taboo appeal of physicality is nothing new — there’s a long history of using nudity to move product. The music business, like any…
Aaron Lariviere | July 26, 2012 - 3:00 pm

Six More Indie Songs Inspired By Baseball

Something about America's pastime inspires whimsical paeans from even the generally sports-ambivalent world of indie rock. Just ask Death Cab For Cutie frontman Benjamin Gibbard,…
Kenny Herzog | July 24, 2012 - 3:28 pm
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