The Anniversary

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 always…
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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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
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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
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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
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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
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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's…
Tom Breihan | July 18, 2014 - 4:12 pm
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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 an…
Chris DeVille | July 14, 2014 - 1:31 pm
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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 artists…
Sameer Rao | July 14, 2014 - 12:45 pm
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