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10 Best Songs

The 10 Best Nirvana Songs

The story goes something like this: Sheriff Kurt moseys into town just long enough to purge the spandex-clad outlaws before riding off into the sunset…
James Jackson Toth | April 4, 2014 - 12:10 pm

Amanda Palmer Now Paying Volunteer Musicians

Our long national nightmare is over. After a week of criticism, rationalizing, more criticism, and more rationalizing, Amanda Palmer has announced that she will now…
Michael Nelson | September 19, 2012 - 6:40 pm

Progress Report

Progress Report: The Cribs

Name: The Cribs Progress Report: The Jarman brothers do whatever they damn well feel like on The Cribs forthcoming record, In the Belly of
T. Cole Rachel | March 14, 2012 - 2:14 pm

More Steve Albini stories

Watch Ty Segall & Steve Albini Destroy A Toilet

Steve Albini and Ty Segall are two of the most prolific forces in underground music history. For their latest trick, they have joined forces to…
Chris DeVille | November 1, 2016 - 4:26 pm

Steve Albini Writes Essay About Delivering Presents To Needy Families On Christmas

Steve Albini: obvious grinch, right? Wrong! The legendary audio engineer and punk provocateur, a notorious curmudgeon, published a moving essay for HuffPo about his two-decade…
Chris DeVille | November 25, 2015 - 9:50 am

Hear Ian MacKaye & Steve Albini Interview Each Other

Ian MacKaye (Fugazi, Minor Threat, Embrace) and Steve Albini (Big Black, Shellac, Rapeman) have known each other for years, since their bands were circulating the…
Chris DeVille | November 13, 2015 - 10:15 am

Listen To Steve Albini On Marc Maron’s WTF

We've been waiting for this shit! We knew it was coming, but now we get to hear two guys with reputations as aging guitar-rock curmudgeons…
Tom Breihan | October 29, 2015 - 9:36 am

Powell – “Insomniac” Video

For the past week, we've seen a fun little story unfold, one that involves permanently grumpy noise-rock elder god Steve Albini and his feelings on…
Tom Breihan | October 2, 2015 - 10:52 am

Powell Explains His Steve Albini Billboard

As we reported a few days ago, the UK dance producer Powell recently used a sample of legendary producer and noise-rock curmudgeon Steve Albini introducing…
Tom Breihan | October 1, 2015 - 9:55 am

Powell Mocks Steve Albini By Making His Anti-EDM Email Into A Billboard

Given everything we know about Steve Albini, and about music and culture and the way older rock dudes tend to feel about dance music, it…
Tom Breihan | September 29, 2015 - 12:00 pm

Steve Albini, Yo La Tengo Coming To Marc Maron’s WTF

Good news for Steve Albini fans who also enjoy listening to podcasts (of which I imagine there are many). On a recent episode of Marc…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | September 17, 2015 - 9:50 am

Marc Ribot Shares “Copyright, Hypocrisy And Steve Albini” Essay

Last year, Steve Albini did an interview with Quartz in which he stated that online music streaming solved many of the frustrations he discussed in…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | June 22, 2015 - 11:14 am

Read Marc Ribot’s Angry Open Letter To Steve Albini

Lately, Steve Albini -- the veteran producer, Shellac frontman, and longtime underground-rock gadfly -- has been saying things about how streaming services are the inevitable…
Tom Breihan | June 10, 2015 - 9:09 am

Stream KEN Mode Success (Stereogum Premiere)

The title of KEN Mode's upcoming album, Success, feels at least a little sarcastic. Even to the extent a discordant, abrasive noise/hardcore/metal band can achieve…
Michael Nelson | June 9, 2015 - 10:31 am

Steve Albini Weighs In On Tidal Debate

Musicians including Ben Gibbard, Mumford & Sons, and Lily Allen have joined our own Michael Nelson in shitting on Tidal, the expensive new "high-quality" streaming…
Chris DeVille | April 15, 2015 - 12:00 pm

KEN Mode – “Blessed” Video

Wide-eyed Winnipeg noise-rock veterans KEN Mode rose to a new level of international prominence with 2013's Entrench -- their band name is even the substance…
Chris DeVille | March 30, 2015 - 11:08 am

Steve Albini Still Loves Online Streaming, Hates Miley Cyrus

Back in April, Steve Albini told an interviewer that online streaming had solved the music industry dysfunctions chronicled in the legendarily abrasive producer's famous The
Chris DeVille | November 17, 2014 - 2:29 pm

Foo Fighters – “Something From Nothing”

Foo Fighters' upcoming eighth LP, Sonic Highways, seems less like an album and more like a MacGuffin: It was recorded in eight different studios in…
Michael Nelson | October 16, 2014 - 4:01 pm
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