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The Anniversary

Apple Venus Volume 1 Turns 20

XTC's 1999 album, Apple Venus Volume 1, announces itself with a literal splash: Opening track "River Of Orchids" begins with the amplified sound of water…
Annie Zaleski | February 15, 2019 - 10:42 am

The Anniversary

Good Morning Spider Turns 20

The poppiest moment on Sparklehorse's album Good Morning Spider, "Chaos Of The Galaxy/Happy Man," is a study in contrasts. "Chaos Of The Galaxy" hews toward…
Annie Zaleski | February 8, 2019 - 11:00 am

The Anniversary

…Baby One More Time Turns 20

To say Britney Jean Spears set the musical bar high for herself is a vast understatement. The Kentwood, Louisiana, native's 1998 debut single, the hope-springs-eternal,…
Annie Zaleski | January 14, 2019 - 10:13 am

The Anniversary

Is This Desire? Turns 20

Everything about Polly Jean Harvey was a revelation when she emerged in the early '90s. Her first two albums with the trio PJ Harvey, 1992's…
Annie Zaleski | September 28, 2018 - 10:27 am

Sounding Board

Stronger Than Death: Here’s Why We’re Excited For The The’s Comeback

On Monday, The The announced North American tour dates. Although comeback and reunion gigs are rarely seismic events these days, this news felt like a…
Annie Zaleski | April 6, 2018 - 4:09 pm

2017 In Review

27 Reissues From 2017 You Should Check Out

It's becoming increasingly difficult to keep track of new releases in stores in a given week, and even more daunting to stay on top of…
Annie Zaleski | December 15, 2017 - 12:52 pm


Buffalo Tom – “All Be Gone”

When Stereogum interviewed Buffalo Tom vocalist/guitarist Bill Janovitz earlier this year, he shared that the trio was in the midst of working on a new…
Annie Zaleski | December 7, 2017 - 9:05 am

Sounding Board

Fall Out Boy Are Still Confounding Haters By Refusing To Be Pigeonholed

"It would honestly be bullshit for us to put out something that we didn't think was our very, very fucking best work," Fall Out Boy's…
Annie Zaleski | October 27, 2017 - 11:03 am

10 Best Songs

The 10 Best Paramore Songs

When the mainstream popularity of pop-punk and emo crested in the mid-'00s, Paramore emerged as one of the movement's leading lights. Fronted by Hayley Williams…
Annie Zaleski | May 17, 2017 - 11:12 am