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Aesop Rock Albums From Worst To Best

In 2014 we appraise hip-hop on its forthrightness. Take, for example, the two front-runner Grammy-nominated hip-hop albums of 2013: Kendrick Lamar's Good Kid M.A.A.D. City
Joseph Schafer | May 8, 2014 - 12:25 pm

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Van Morrison Albums From Worst To Best

Amongst the major musical titans emerging during the second half of the 20th century, the Belfast-born Irish soul troubadour Van Morrison is perhaps the most underappreciated --…
Timothy Bracy And Elizabeth Bracy | April 14, 2014 - 10:59 am

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Stephen Malkmus Albums From Worst To Best

Few solo careers justify wholesale rebranding. Though it has become common for aging indie rockers to want a "clean slate" following the dissolution of their…
James Jackson Toth | March 18, 2014 - 12:19 pm

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Iron Maiden Albums From Worst To Best

Rivaled only by Black Sabbath and Judas Priest in regards to influence and impact on the early development of heavy metal, Iron Maiden took the…
Adrien Begrand | March 4, 2014 - 12:12 pm

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Elliott Smith Albums From Worst To Best

Elliott Smith at the 70th Academy Awards ceremony: When it's mentioned, it's as one of those cautionary anecdotes, an example of the fundamental incompatibility of…
Brad Shoup | February 11, 2014 - 12:22 pm

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El-P Albums From Worst To Best

I saw El-P perform live for the first time in 2013. The stage, situated under the I-65 overpass at Louisville, Kentucky's Forecastle festival, sat a…
Joseph Schafer | January 29, 2014 - 11:31 am

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Nick Cave Albums From Worst To Best

The year 2000 saw the release of a three-disc Johnny Cash compilation with each disc bearing a one-word title indicating the thematic scopes of the…
Dan Lawrence | January 8, 2014 - 10:49 am

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Morrissey Albums From Worst To Best

What an enviable position in which Steven Patrick Morrissey finds himself. It is, I dare say, quite privileged, but we'll get back to that. He…
Brad Shoup | December 10, 2013 - 3:46 pm

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Beatles Albums From Worst To Best

Barring the collapse of the space-time continuum, this was bound to happen at some point, but it's still a shock: The first Beatles album, Please
Chris DeVille | November 27, 2013 - 1:21 pm

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of Montreal Albums From Worst To Best

The name of the game for of Montreal has always been evolution. Their current incarnation, making its debut on their newest album Lousy With Sylvianbriar,…
John Everhart | November 12, 2013 - 12:19 pm

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Smashing Pumpkins Albums From Worst To Best

It's easy to forget that the Smashing Pumpkins were outsiders. Not in the sense that many bands are — the weird, artsy, pained kids who…
Ryan Leas | October 29, 2013 - 11:34 am

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Joni Mitchell Albums From Worst To Best

It might seem ludicrous to use the word "underappreciated" when discussing an artist with as many accomplishments and accolades as Joni Mitchell. In addition to…
James Jackson Toth | October 22, 2013 - 2:53 pm

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Metallica Albums From Worst To Best

"This album and what we're doing with it — that, to me, is what Metallica are all about: exploring different things. The minute you stop
Doug Moore | October 14, 2013 - 2:45 pm

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Kate Bush Albums From Worst To Best

You know you've transcended to "legend" status when critics use your name as an adjective. These days, "Kate Bush-ian" is a shortcut descriptor (usually a…
Ryan Reed | October 7, 2013 - 3:15 pm

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U2 Albums From Worst To Best

People hate U2. OK, people hate a lot of bands. Out of the other Great Artists we've covered in this feature, though, U2 elicit ire…
Ryan Leas | October 1, 2013 - 10:31 am