The Anniversary

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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Weezer Turns 20

I didn't know my cousins from Cleveland all that well, so it was startling to see the two of them out in the street in…
Chris DeVille | May 9, 2014 - 8:55 am
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Sung Tongs Turns 10

It takes about three seconds to realize what an otherworldly album you've stumbled into. "Leaf House" begins with the sound of a digital ripcord pulling,…
Chris DeVille | May 2, 2014 - 11:19 am
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American Recordings Turns 20

1994 was a big year for reclamations. Quentin Tarantino pulled John Travolta from Look Who's Talking-franchise purgatory, gave him the closest thing Pulp Fiction had…
Tom Breihan | April 25, 2014 - 4:56 pm
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Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik Turns 20

They were kids. Watch the first few OutKast videos, and that reality keeps smacking you in the face, over and over. Both members of OutKast…
Tom Breihan | April 25, 2014 - 10:17 am
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Parklife Turns 20

It was a profoundly strange experience to type out the headline "Parklife Turns 20." More so than the other anniversaries I've written for Stereogum, the…
Ryan Leas | April 25, 2014 - 8:42 am
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His ‘N’ Hers Turns 20

At every gig they've played since their much-hyped 2011 reunion, Pulp's set opener has been "Do You Remember The First Time?" It's a typically Pulpian…
Brad Sanders | April 21, 2014 - 12:59 pm
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Throwing Copper Turns 20

The '90s was a strange and wonderful time when lighters-up power ballads could contain lyrics like "Her placenta falls to the floor." That kind of…
Chris DeVille | April 18, 2014 - 1:04 pm
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Illmatic Turns 20

The summer and fall of 2001 were tremendously exciting times to be a young rap nerd. Jay-Z and Nas were throwing lyrical haymakers at each…
Tom Breihan | April 18, 2014 - 9:03 am
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Live Through This Turns 20

Courtney Love released her definitive artistic statement four days after her husband Kurt Cobain shot himself in the head, and she called the album Live
Tom Breihan | April 11, 2014 - 9:15 am
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Smash Turns 20

It's 20 years to the day since the Offspring released Smash -- so let's talk about how a California band used a Middle-Eastern guitar lick,…
Brenden Riley | April 8, 2014 - 2:19 pm
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Good News For People Who Love Bad News Turns 10

"Float On" was such a mindfuck at the time. At this point, Modest Mouse is unquestioningly accepted as part of an easily digestible indie industrial
Chris DeVille | April 4, 2014 - 1:54 pm
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Madvillainy Turns 10

The underground has always been hip-hop's lifeblood. Born in unofficial dance parties spread only by word of mouth, hip-hop's beginnings are rooted away from the mainstream.
Sam Behrens | March 24, 2014 - 2:55 pm
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The Milk-Eyed Mender Turns 10

If something portends future classic status for an album, it may well be contemporary artists covering songs from the record shortly after its release. This…
John Everhart | March 21, 2014 - 11:26 am
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Seven Swans Turns 10

For the first few years of the new millennium, indie-rock's ever-shifting center of gravity was always getting louder and more aggressive. Post-Radiohead morbidity, post-Pavement slackerdom,…
Chris DeVille | March 17, 2014 - 2:05 pm
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The Downward Spiral Turns 20

For all his charisma and sinew and theatrical flair, Trent Reznor was a deeply unlikely rock star -- more unlikely, even, than his mixed-up gaggle…
Tom Breihan | March 7, 2014 - 12:21 pm
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Superunknown Turns 20

This year is going to be a strange one for anniversaries. On one hand, we have a slew of British albums turning twenty -- Definitely
Ryan Leas | March 7, 2014 - 10:19 am
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Mellow Gold Turns 20

Has "Loser" aged well? I honestly have no idea because I can't hear "Loser" as a song anymore. Years ago, "Loser" entered that "Smells Like…
Tom Breihan | February 28, 2014 - 11:35 am
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The College Dropout Turns 10

Before he was the nucleus. Before he said "George Bush doesn't care about black people" on a nationally-broadcast telethon. Before a 2006 Rolling Stone cover…
Ryan Leas | February 10, 2014 - 11:20 am
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Franz Ferdinand Turns 10

Have you thought about Franz Ferdinand much lately? After the one two-punch of their self-titled debut in 2004 and You Could Have It So Much
Ryan Leas | February 7, 2014 - 9:27 am
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