The Anniversary

The Anniversary

Life After Death Turns 20

Perhaps the greatest testament to the power of Life After Death, the second and final album from the Notorious B.I.G., was that Biggie's death somehow…
Tom Breihan | March 24, 2017 - 11:06 am

The Anniversary

Person Pitch Turns 10

The term "collective" implies a united front, a melding of minds and ideas. Under vaguely zoological personas, four boys from Baltimore joined forces at the…
Lindsey Rhoades | March 20, 2017 - 10:35 am

The Anniversary

Sound Of Silver Turns 10

Can we talk about "All My Friends" for a minute -- or, I don't know, seven minutes and 42 seconds? I saw LCD Soundsystem in
Chris DeVille | March 10, 2017 - 1:24 pm

The Anniversary

Neon Bible Turns 10

When an album's anniversary comes up, it's easy to look back and think, "How did this fit into the context of the band's previous work?"
Austin Brown | March 6, 2017 - 10:52 am

The Anniversary

Pop Turns 20

It was a turning point in U2’s career. They had made an experimental album with a visionary producer, something that showed maturation, that suggested whole…
Ryan Leas | March 3, 2017 - 12:40 pm

The Anniversary

Either/Or Turns 20

Death becomes Elliott Smith. His music is so fragile, so biting yet subtly sweet, that he fits especially well into the tortured genius narrative often…
Chris DeVille | February 24, 2017 - 12:13 pm

The Anniversary

Baduizm Turns 20

Erykah Badu was a rapper before she was a singer. You could tell. You could see it for yourself in Badu's video for her 2002…
Tom Breihan | February 10, 2017 - 11:00 am

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“Song 2″ Turns 20

"Woo-hoo!" - Damon Albarn
Chris DeVille | February 10, 2017 - 10:45 am

The Anniversary

“The Impression That I Get” Turns 20

The 1995 edition of Lollapalooza had a lineup that, in retrospect, seems almost inconceivably cool. It had the Jesus Lizard. It had Elastica. It had…
Tom Breihan | January 27, 2017 - 11:51 am

The Anniversary

Perfect From Now On Turns 20

At the climax of "Car," a twee power ballad from Built To Spill's 1994 album There's Nothing Wrong With Love, Doug Martsch passionately whined, "I…
Chris DeVille | January 27, 2017 - 10:29 am

The Anniversary

Hissing Fauna, Are You The Destroyer? Turns 10

Kevin Barnes spent the winter on the verge of a total breakdown while living in Norway. He says as much on "A Sentence Of Sorts
James Rettig | January 23, 2017 - 11:00 am

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Homework Turns 20

When Daft Punk's debut album, Homework -- which celebrates its 20th anniversary tomorrow -- was new, I hated it. I had a standard joke about…
Tom Breihan | January 19, 2017 - 12:55 pm

The Anniversary

Hell Hath No Fury Turns 10

In 1697, the British playwright William Cosgrove wrote The Mourning Bride, and two famous quotes have lived on from that play for centuries: "Music has…
Collin Robinson | November 28, 2016 - 11:01 am

The Anniversary

If You’re Feeling Sinister Turns 20

Today, it would seem like a transparent marketing stunt. Belle And Sebastian were a group of bookish Scottish kids, playing stunningly pretty songs that happened…
Tom Breihan | November 18, 2016 - 12:40 pm

The Anniversary

Endtroducing….. Turns 20

Looking back a couple of decades, it's not that much of a shock that turntablism produced a masterpiece. It's more of a shock that it…
Tom Breihan | November 18, 2016 - 10:53 am
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