The Anniversary

Late Registration Turns 10

The College Dropout changed rap -- and really the course of music history, full stop -- more than any other album this century. It introduced…
Chris DeVille | August 28, 2015 - 2:54 pm
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Plans Turns 10

Growing up, I spent a lot of time in hospitals. Most of that time has bled together, a blur of squeaky white floors and fluorescent…
James Rettig | August 28, 2015 - 11:21 am
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…And Out Come The Wolves Turns 20

The day Rancid released their third album ...And Out Come The Wolves -- 20 years ago tomorrow -- I was on vacation with my family,…
Tom Breihan | August 21, 2015 - 9:51 am
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Garbage Turns 20

The Clash's "Train In Vain" is a great song, and I still feel a mild rush of disappointment every time I hear it. That disappointment…
Tom Breihan | August 14, 2015 - 3:48 pm
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Only Built 4 Cuban Linx… Turns 20

At this past year's Coachella festival, Raekwon and Ghostface Killah, the only heritage rappers on the whole weekend's bill, came out to a loud mid-afternoo…
Tom Breihan | July 31, 2015 - 9:11 am
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E. 1999 Eternal Turns 20

It's practically a rap superhero origin story. Five guys from a decrepit Midwestern city stay out in the streets, trying to get money however they…
Tom Breihan | July 24, 2015 - 10:39 am
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Q&A: Lou Barlow Reflects On The 20th Anniversary Of Kids

This week marks the 20th anniversary of Kids -- Larry's Clark's infamous, lascivious, inflammatory film about a bunch of New York City teenagers drinking, drugging,…
T. Cole Rachel | July 21, 2015 - 2:04 pm
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The Clueless Soundtrack Turns 20

Films made about teenagers are ephemeral by default. That doesn't make them forgettable, but while plotlines traverse decades (Clueless is, after all, based on Jane…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | July 17, 2015 - 10:50 am
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Illinois Turns 10

Like almost everything else about it, the release date of Sufjan Stevens' Illinois is almost too perfect. It's one thing to write an album about…
Michael Tedder | July 3, 2015 - 12:15 pm
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Foo Fighters Turns 20

For many people, Dave Grohl will always be the drummer from Nirvana first and foremost, the frontman of Foo Fighters second. But the first Foo…
Ryan Leas | July 3, 2015 - 10:33 am
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Brown Sugar Turns 20

When D'Angelo recorded Brown Sugar, neo-soul did not exist. Think about that. There were a few artists like Tony! Toni! Toné! or Joi who were…
Tom Breihan | July 2, 2015 - 3:16 pm
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Exit Planet Dust Turns 20

In season four of Dawson's Creek, there's an episode, called "Great Xpectations," where Dawson and his gang of photogenic friends go to a rave. Plotwise,…
Tom Breihan | June 26, 2015 - 3:24 pm
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Mirror Ball Turns 20

Last week, Neil Young released a new record called The Monsanto Years. It isn't very good. It's a cartoonish protest concept record revolving around the…
Ryan Leas | June 26, 2015 - 10:06 am
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Red Medicine Turns 20

"Target," the most straightforwardly rocking song on Fugazi's album Red Medicine opens with Guy Picciotto coming to an epiphany: "It's cold outside and my hand…
Tom Breihan | June 12, 2015 - 12:23 pm
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Post Turns 20

Here's something you probably shouldn't do: Listen to Vulnicura, the shatteringly sad family-breakup album that Björk released earlier this year, back-to-back with Post, the album…
Tom Breihan | June 12, 2015 - 10:29 am
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Jagged Little Pill Turns 20

Society taught me that a woman should be quiet. The church I was raised in taught me that anger was a sin. Alanis Morissette taught…
Caitlin White | June 12, 2015 - 9:38 am
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Separation Sunday Turns 10

The first lines of Craig Finn's first Great American Novel: "She says, 'Always remember never to trust me'/ Ah, she said that the first night…
Chris DeVille | May 4, 2015 - 3:03 pm
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The Infamous Turns 20

When Kanye West was recording My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy in Hawaii, he famously hung a sign on the studio wall that read "What would…
Tom Breihan | April 24, 2015 - 3:02 pm
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Alligator Turns 10

As we celebrate the 10-year anniversary of the National's Alligator, it behooves us to discuss two persistent myths, both related to Aesop's fable about the…
Chris DeVille | April 13, 2015 - 3:53 pm
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Wowee Zowee Turns 20

Stephen Malkmus has always hated the Pavement/Nirvana comparison, but Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain was Pavement's own twisted sort of Nevermind: the boldest, brightest, poppiest album…
Chris DeVille | April 10, 2015 - 1:16 pm
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