The Anniversary

The Anniversary

Better Living Through Chemistry Turns 20

When Fatboy Slim showed up at the closing ceremony of the 2012 London Olympics, he smashed through all the glitz and glamor of the whole…
Tom Breihan | September 23, 2016 - 12:19 pm

The Anniversary

Pinkerton Turns 20

Earlier this year, the record subscription service Vinyl Me, Please released a special vinyl reissue of Weezer's landmark sophomore album Pinkerton, and Stereogum's Tom Breihan
Tom Breihan | September 23, 2016 - 10:01 am

The Anniversary

Ænima Turns 20

Tool have always blurred the lines between challenging their audience and outright fucking with it. This was seldom more apparent than on 1996's Ænima, released…
Brad Keefe | September 16, 2016 - 10:33 am

The Anniversary

FutureSex/LoveSounds Turns 10

Do you remember how weird and bad "SexyBack" sounded the first time you heard it? Very weird. Extremely bad. …
Chris DeVille | September 12, 2016 - 1:13 pm

The Anniversary

New Adventures In Hi-Fi Turns 20

You can more or less divide R.E.M.'s career into three chapters. There's the five-album run beginning with 1983's Murmur and ending with 1987's Document, the…
Ryan Leas | September 9, 2016 - 11:51 am

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Yellow House Turns 10

Just about 10 years ago, a shift occurred in the New York City music scene. In the early '00s, there was the city's retro-rock revival,…
Ryan Leas | September 5, 2016 - 1:24 pm

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No Code Turns 20

No Code is not a classic album. …
Ryan Leas | August 26, 2016 - 2:39 pm

The Anniversary

ATLiens Turns 20

André Benjamin didn't use his first verse on ATLiens, OutKast's second album, to tell you about how great he is. Instead, he used it to…
Tom Breihan | August 19, 2016 - 12:38 pm

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“Young Folks” Turns 10

When Gossip Girl premiered on Sept. 19, 2007, it kicked off with a perky drumroll and some breezy whistling. By this point, those drums and…
Chris DeVille | August 5, 2016 - 10:16 am

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Ridin’ Dirty Turns 20

A few years ago, Kanye West made a bold claim on Twitter: The second verse from "New Slaves" was the greatest rap verse of all…
Tom Breihan | July 29, 2016 - 11:49 am

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Sublime Turns 20

Sublime's self-titled third album -- the album that sold 5 million copies and turned the group into dorm-room staples forevermore -- almost didn't come out,…
Tom Breihan | July 29, 2016 - 9:51 am

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Tidal Turns 20

The easiest way to get high-school lunchroom laughs on September 5, 1997, was with a Fiona Apple impression. At the previous night's MTV Video Music…
Tom Breihan | July 22, 2016 - 12:17 pm

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The Eraser Turns 10

In hindsight, The Eraser -- Thom Yorke's debut solo album, which turns 10 this Sunday -- is a fascinating detour in a brilliant career, a…
Chris DeVille | July 8, 2016 - 1:41 pm

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The Trainspotting Soundtrack Turns 20

I saw Trainspotting with my dad. This was a bad idea. I don't know what I was thinking. If I'd gone with literally anyone else,…
Tom Breihan | July 8, 2016 - 11:51 am

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Return To Cookie Mountain Turns 10

TV On The Radio were well on their way to becoming indie rock royalty by 2006. They had a pioneering sound, one that spliced together…
Chris DeVille | July 6, 2016 - 12:00 pm

The Anniversary

Reasonable Doubt Turns 20

Jay-Z never sounded hungry. That's the striking thing about Reasonable Doubt, Jay's landmark debut, which celebrates its 20th anniversary on Saturday. There's some debate on…
Tom Breihan | June 24, 2016 - 10:21 am

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Odelay Turns 20

Beck was not a sure thing. "Loser" felt like a generation-defining song even as it was cresting in 1994, but it did not feel like…
Tom Breihan | June 17, 2016 - 10:02 am

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Tigermilk Turns 20

Belle And Sebastian released Tigermilk, their first album, 20 years ago today, but I didn't hear it then. Neither did you. Neither did practically anyone.
Tom Breihan | June 6, 2016 - 10:29 am

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Down On The Upside Turns 20

By 1996, grunge was pretty much over. In the rock sphere, it was ceding ground to the encroaching scourges of post-grunge and nu-metal -- both…
Ryan Leas | May 23, 2016 - 11:38 am

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Dedication 2 Turns 10

It's nice to revisit a time when the only drama in Lil Wayne's career was DJ Drama. Wayne's relationship of late with his "Pa" Birdman…
Collin Robinson | May 23, 2016 - 11:20 am
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