The Anniversary

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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Bringing Down The Horse Turns 20

It's Weird '90s Week on Stereogum. All week long we're looking at the strangest musical moments and trends of the decade. Check out more here.
Ryan Leas | May 20, 2016 - 2:10 pm
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It’s Never Been Like That Turns 10

I can't think about It's Never Been Like That without also thinking of the Strokes. Phoenix are one of my favorite bands, and this album,…
Chris DeVille | May 13, 2016 - 10:11 am
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Night Ripper Turns 10

In many ways, there was nothing new about Girl Talk. Back in 2006, though, there was something bizarre and exciting in hearing the work of…
Ryan Leas | May 9, 2016 - 1:40 pm
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As Good As Dead Turns 20

There's very little this divided nation can agree on anymore. The falcon and the falconer haven't been on speaking terms in quite some time. (I,…
Michael Tedder | April 15, 2016 - 9:59 am
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Evil Empire Turns 20

I spent some time with Zach De La Rocha once. This was pretty recently, and in a strictly non-work capacity. We've got a mutual friend,…
Tom Breihan | April 15, 2016 - 9:07 am
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Tiny Music… Songs From The Vatican Gift Shop Turns 20

For the most part, I didn't handle breaking news at my old job, so it fell upon one of the younger staff members, a very…
Michael Tedder | March 25, 2016 - 12:54 pm
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The Coming Turns 20

Long before Busta Rhymes passed the Courvoisier to Diddy, before he was Janet Jackson's robot lover, and before he joined Dr. Dre and LL Cool…
Sam Behrens | March 25, 2016 - 11:34 am
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Call The Doctor Turns 20

There is only one aspect of Call The Doctor, Sleater-Kinney's second album, that's aged even remotely in the 20 years since its release: the fixation…
Tom Breihan | March 15, 2016 - 1:11 pm
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Roots Turns 20

Nu metal didn't have to suck. It wasn't an inevitability. It could've been something. The immediate foundational influences -- Faith No More, Rage Against The…
Tom Breihan | February 22, 2016 - 9:36 am
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Silent Shout Turns 10

It doesn't take a lot to see that the Knife's 2003 single "Heartbeats" served as the blueprint for a lot of modern pop music. That's…
James Rettig | February 17, 2016 - 11:10 am
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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