The Anniversary

All Eyez On Me Turns 20

When Tupac Shakur signed with Death Row Records, he had no other real options. Late in 1995, Shakur was stuck in a prison cell, awaiting…
Tom Breihan | February 12, 2016 - 11:57 am

The Score Turns 20

Sometime in the mid-'90s, Wyclef Jean read a magazine that fucked up his day. "If you read the magazine, it says the girl should've went…
Tom Breihan | February 12, 2016 - 10:22 am

Donuts Turns 10

There's a lot to break down on the massive hip-hop production pillar known as Donuts. In terms of emotion, technique, and legacy this thing is…
Collin Robinson | February 5, 2016 - 8:06 am

Millions Now Living Will Never Die Turns 20

The past is a funny thing. While it grows blurrier the further we're removed from it, certain key memories stick in memory, like persistent burrs;…
Raymond Cummings | January 29, 2016 - 11:08 am

Rabbit Fur Coat Turns 10

Jenny Lewis was the first musician who taught me that I didn’t have to be a bummer or a badass in order to be taken…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | January 25, 2016 - 11:56 am

Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not Turns 10

Recounting the legendary rise of Arctic Monkeys a decade after the fact is almost embarrassingly millennial: a story so seemingly inconsequential in today's technological landscape…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | January 22, 2016 - 12:36 pm

Boys For Pele Turns 20

This past Monday, I lightly moderated a conversation between two young, outspoken female musicians that I admire greatly -- one a friend of a few…
Michael Tedder | January 22, 2016 - 10:21 am

First Impressions Of Earth Turns 10

Within the the 30-day radius surrounding the release of First Impressions Of Earth -- the Strokes' third album, which turned 10 yesterday -- the band…
Michael Nelson | January 4, 2016 - 10:00 am

Ryan Adams’ 2005 Trilogy Turns 10

Last Friday, Ryan Adams' 29 turned 10. It isn't one of Adams' essential works, but its anniversary is notable because it's the third Adams album…
Ryan Leas | December 22, 2015 - 1:33 pm

The Ghost Of Tom Joad Turns 20

Bruce Springsteen admits the '90s were his "lost period." "I didn't do a lot of work. Some people would say I didn't do my best…
Ryan Leas | November 20, 2015 - 10:29 am

Liquid Swords Turns 20

Lone Wolf And Cub is a series of fantastically bloody and grimy Japanese samurai movies from the '70s, and the whole saga opens with the…
Tom Breihan | November 5, 2015 - 12:28 pm

Different Class Turns 20

A quick vignette: It's a Sunday morning, summer 1995, and I'm up way too early. My memory is hazy, but I'm pretty sure I'd accidentally…
Tom Breihan | October 30, 2015 - 11:12 am

Mellon Collie And The Infinite Sadness Turns 20

In the 20 years since the Smashing Pumpkins released their third studio LP, there have been albums that matched its stunning ambition; albums that sold…
David Holmes | October 23, 2015 - 1:31 pm

Tragic Kingdom Turns 20

The mid-'90s were a weirdly great time for alt-rock one-hit wonders, for people like Lucas or Whale or Ruth Ruth who would come along and…
Tom Breihan | October 9, 2015 - 12:02 pm

Adrenaline Turns 20

Let's talk about nü-metal. …
Chris DeVille | October 2, 2015 - 2:20 pm

(What’s The Story) Morning Glory? Turns 20

Last month, we marked the 20th anniversary of Blur's The Great Escape: the complicated conclusion to that band's Britpop trilogy; an album that lives on…
Ryan Leas | October 2, 2015 - 10:01 am

Apologies To The Queen Mary Turns 10

The first few drumbeats tell you a lot about what you're getting into -- jarringly violent and off-kilter, they jolt you to attention and whip…
Chris DeVille | September 25, 2015 - 2:09 pm

Tender Buttons Turns 10

When we're children, ghosts are translucent forms draped in white sheets molded to mimic someone we once knew. They fold themselves into dressers and skulk…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | September 18, 2015 - 2:01 pm

NOLA Turns 20

In 1995, on the cusp of metal's darkest, nü-est era, Pantera was arguably the biggest heavy band in the world. The Texas-based foursome was coming…
Brad Sanders | September 18, 2015 - 12:12 pm

Clap Your Hands Say Yeah Turns 10

The fine print: You are reading a music blog -- or at least an indie-leaning music website that was definitely a blog in 2005 and,…
Chris DeVille | September 11, 2015 - 1:54 pm
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