The Anniversary

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Bakesale Turns 20

"Dinosaur have this weird Teflon thing," Sebadoh frontman Lou Barlow told me in a 2013 interview for Under The Radar. "Sebadoh's more vulnerable. There are…
John Everhart | August 22, 2014 - 4:59 pm

Grace Turns 20

Jeff Buckley would have slayed on American Idol. We know this because Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah" has become such a mainstay among TV singing contestants hoping…
Chris DeVille | August 22, 2014 - 1:26 pm

Dummy Turns 20

There's a certain type of drum programming that lets you know that the world is a cold and unforgiving place, that nothing is going to…
Tom Breihan | August 22, 2014 - 9:13 am

More Adventurous Turns 10

I can remember with clarity the first time I heard Jenny Lewis' voice -- the place, the time of day, what I was wearing. It…
Liz Pelly | August 18, 2014 - 10:58 am

Portrait Of An American Family Turns 20

Self-indulgent storytime: The first and only time I ever did acid, I was in ninth grade, and I stayed up all night at a friend'…
Tom Breihan | July 18, 2014 - 4:12 pm

Blueberry Boat Turns 10

I spent the summer of 2004 living in Athens, Ohio, my one summer on campus during a four-year stint at Ohio University. Athens is a…
Chris DeVille | July 14, 2014 - 1:31 pm

Roman Candle Turns 20

Talking about the dead -- especially those with tremendous, all-encompassing legacies -- is a contentious task for any music critic. The conversations around deceased artist…
Sameer Rao | July 14, 2014 - 12:45 pm

A Ghost Is Born Turns 10

Following up a career-making, universally acclaimed opus is enough to fray the edges of a human being's sanity. We saw this in Meeting People Is
Chris DeVille | June 23, 2014 - 2:11 pm

Bee Thousand Turns 20

Like Mormonism, Guided By Voices worship is practiced worldwide, but the literal and spiritual homeland is especially dense with the faithful. Whereas all things LDS…
Chris DeVille | June 20, 2014 - 11:35 am

Let’s Go Turns 20

Let's Go, the sophomore album from the Berkeley punk band Rancid, is not my favorite album ever. Most days, it's not even my favorite Rancid…
Tom Breihan | June 20, 2014 - 9:16 am

Purple Turns 20

Stone Temple Pilots were better than Pearl Jam. Nobody was allowed to admit that in the '90s, when self-seriousness reigned and alternative rock was supposed…
Chris DeVille | June 6, 2014 - 12:17 pm

Ill Communication Turns 20

Where did "Sabotage" come from? I'm not talking about the fake-cop-show video, a clear masterpiece of the form and the main reason Spike Jonze ever…
Tom Breihan | May 23, 2014 - 9:26 am

Diary Turns 20

"Where were you when you first heard Diary?" It's a question whose answer will always speak volumes of the era Diary emerged from,…
Patric Fallon | May 9, 2014 - 2:08 pm
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