The Anniversary

Alien Lanes Turns 20

"The club is open!" No other phrase out of Robert Pollard's mouth ever rang quite so true. The once-again-former Guided By Voices frontman deals almost…
Chris DeVille | April 3, 2015 - 10:37 am
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Picaresque Turns 10

In a 2011 interview with Amanda Petrusich for the A.V. Club, the Decemberists' Colin Meloy copped to his band's reputation as a so-called "literate rock…
Brad Sanders | March 20, 2015 - 10:57 am
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Elastica Turns 20

It's oddly appropriate that Elastica's self-titled debut came out on the same day as The Bends, Radiohead's classic sophomore album. Those two records represent opposite…
Tom Breihan | March 16, 2015 - 9:40 am
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The Bends Turns 20

More than a year after they released The Bends, Radiohead spent their summer touring North America's finer outdoor shed venues, opening for Alanis Morrisette. Considering…
Tom Breihan | March 13, 2015 - 10:54 am
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To Bring You My Love Turns 20

In 1995, a few months after she released her best album, I saw PJ Harvey play an American football stadium. Alternative rock was firmly entrenched…
Tom Breihan | February 27, 2015 - 9:03 am
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Maxinquaye Turns 20

The music critic Andy Pemberton coined the term "trip-hop" to describe an early DJ Shadow single, but I have this pet theory that the term…
Tom Breihan | February 20, 2015 - 2:21 pm
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Silent Alarm Turns 10

You know who loved the NYC rock resurgence that kicked off this millennium? British people. Ryan Leas made the case in his remembrance of LCD
Chris DeVille | February 13, 2015 - 12:31 pm
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LCD Soundsystem Turns 10

When we revisited the early-'00s NYC rock boom back in November, one of the rules we put in place was that 2005 marked some kind…
Ryan Leas | January 23, 2015 - 10:25 am
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Sixteen Stone Turns 20

Over the past 12 months, this site has commemorated numerous albums from 1994, partly because that's what you do now when a pop culture work…
Carl Williott | December 5, 2014 - 10:51 am
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Vitalogy Turns 20

Vitalogy was the dividing line between one understanding of Pearl Jam, the version that made them famous, and a different one. There are lots of…
Ryan Leas | November 21, 2014 - 10:52 am
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Wildflowers Turns 20

You belong among the wildflowers You belong in a boat out at sea Sail away, kill off the hours You belong somewhere
Shawn Macomber | October 31, 2014 - 4:27 pm
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MTV Unplugged In New York Turns 20

Funny thing about suicide: It's not a mystery to be solved. When someone you know, or someone you admire, takes her own life, there's alway…
Tom Breihan | October 31, 2014 - 9:32 am
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Pisces Iscariot Turns 20

Every now and then, a band releases a collection of B-sides and outtakes and otherwise semi-available material that transcends the notion of an artist emptying…
Ryan Leas | October 3, 2014 - 5:09 pm
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No Need To Argue Turns 20

The Cranberries and I go way back. All the way, in fact, to those kinds of memories that linger (yeah, I know) with no distinct…
Ryan Leas | October 3, 2014 - 10:33 am
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Chocolate And Cheese Turns 20

"A good part of Ween's philosophy is 'Fuck you,' you know? Any good band, that should comprise a bit of the message." --…
Hank Shteamer | September 26, 2014 - 2:06 pm
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Monster Turns 20

There aren't a lot of bands that have a trajectory remotely like R.E.M.'s. After years of crafting perhaps the purest embodiment of '80s college rock…
Ryan Leas | September 26, 2014 - 10:32 am
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Whip-Smart Turns 20

When Liz Phair tried to go full-on pop with her 2003 self-titled album, working with Avril Lavigne's songwriting team and posing in Xbox magazine ads,…
Tom Breihan | September 19, 2014 - 9:05 am
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Funeral Turns 10

What I remember most is two deranged geekboys drumming on each other's helmets. There was so much to love about Arcade Fire in 2004, but…
Chris DeVille | September 12, 2014 - 11:03 am
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Ready To Die Turns 20

Word around the campfire is that Biggie Smalls, when he was recording Ready To Die, wanted to record a track with DJ Premier and M.O.P.
Tom Breihan | September 12, 2014 - 9:35 am
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Definitely Maybe Turns 20

Back in April, we marked the 20th anniversary of Britpop with Stereogum's Britpop Week. We chose the date for a few reasons -- the week…
Ryan Leas | August 29, 2014 - 9:16 am
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