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The Rolling Stones Albums From Worst To Best

Wrangling with the history of any five-decade long institution is an inherently thorny business, but the Rolling Stones' story is particularly challenging. Of the roughly…
Timothy Bracy And Elizabeth Bracy | March 1, 2013 - 5:08 pm

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Björk Albums From Worst To Best

We like to talk about artists' contradictory impulses, but with Björk, it's more apt to talk about unities. In a career that's nearing its fourth…
Brad Shoup | February 22, 2013 - 3:50 pm

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The Who Albums From Worst To Best

On "My Generation," Roger Daltrey famously proclaims, "I hope I die before I get old." It was 1965: Pete Townshend wrote the lyrics just as…
Colin St. John | February 14, 2013 - 5:23 pm

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Sleater-Kinney Albums From Worst To Best

Sleater-Kinney: the name suggests a joint sociological survey, or perhaps a university residence hall. Turns out it's the Lacey, WA street on which the band…
Brad Shoup | February 6, 2013 - 1:56 pm

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Darkthrone Albums From Worst To Best

Next month, Darkthrone will release The Underground Resistance, their 16th studio LP (or 15th, depending on how you catalog these things). It's been 26 years…
Michael Nelson | January 23, 2013 - 3:48 pm

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The Flaming Lips Albums From Worst To Best

Which is more amazing: that 2013 marks 30 years of the Flaming Lips as a functioning concern, or that it heralds the 23rd year of…
Brad Shoup | January 16, 2013 - 1:49 pm

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The Smiths Albums From Worst To Best

For a band that lasted only five years and released only four official full-length albums, the Smiths' catalog is a nightmare to untangle. The 70…
Timothy Bracy And Elizabeth Bracy | January 7, 2013 - 2:21 pm

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Neurosis Albums From Worst To Best

My favorite photograph of Neurosis is the one posted on their Wikipedia entry. It's a grainy shot of the band performing in Seattle in 2008.
Doug Moore | December 19, 2012 - 1:51 pm

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MF Doom Albums From Worst To Best

Last year in the U.K., Carol Morley released Dreams Of A Life, a documentary about a woman who died in her North London apartment and…
Alex Tatusian | December 13, 2012 - 1:27 pm

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Mountain Goats Albums From Worst To Best

A brief taxonomy of prolific musicians, in terms of popularity. We have the obsessed cranks, those who toil in underground music caves without the usual…
Brad Shoup | December 6, 2012 - 1:33 pm

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Kanye West Albums From Worst To Best

Hip-hop wasn't exactly bereft of do-it-all visionary control freaks before Kanye West showed up -- just ask Chuck D, the RZA, or DJ Quik --…
Chris DeVille | November 28, 2012 - 3:04 pm

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Superchunk Albums From Worst To Best

Almost everybody likes Superchunk, and they have their share of ardent superfans, but with regard to their estimable catalog, it feels in some ways that…
Timothy Bracy And Elizabeth Bracy | November 20, 2012 - 3:13 pm

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Ween Albums From Worst To Best

In March of 2011, when I published a book about Ween as part of the 33 1/3 series, it seemed as though the band would…
Hank Shteamer | November 14, 2012 - 12:17 pm

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Swans Albums From Worst To Best

It started in the sewer. Ugliness embodied. Noise like you’d never heard. The bellowing drawl of an unhinged slave driver, spitting abuse and mantras of…
Aaron Lariviere | November 9, 2012 - 1:42 pm

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Bob Mould, Hüsker Dü, And Sugar Albums From Worst To Best

Over the course of his three-decade run as one of the preeminent geniuses in rock and roll, Bob Mould has shared a great deal of…
Timothy Bracy And Elizabeth Bracy | November 2, 2012 - 12:24 pm
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