The Anniversary

The Anniversary

Stories From The City, Stories From The Sea Turns 20

The general-consensus narrative around PJ Harvey's Stories From The City, Stories From The Sea goes something like this: It's PJ Harvey's happy album. Harvey recorded…
Tom Breihan | October 23, 2020 - 1:07 pm

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Speak Now Turns 10

Speak Now was a reaction. After two massive albums, as her star was ascending to new heights, Taylor Swift was tired of hearing that she…
James Rettig | October 23, 2020 - 11:05 am

The Anniversary

Hybrid Theory Turns 20

"They had a plan." That was the late Chester Bennington, just before his 2017 death, reflecting on the first time he met his Linkin Park…
Tom Breihan | October 23, 2020 - 9:55 am

The Anniversary

Back For The First Time Turns 20

Three years later, Ludacris told the origin story. On Missy Elliott's 2002 single "Gossip Folks," Luda lays out his whole narrative in his usual twisty,…
Tom Breihan | October 16, 2020 - 1:12 pm

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Love Remains Turns 10

I just can't understand why "dated" keeps describing music in the pejorative sense -- how can you live in the moment if you’re constantly worried…
Ian Cohen | October 12, 2020 - 11:10 am

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The Age Of Adz Turns 10

Is there a big-ticket indie album from the 2010s as confounding and divisive as The Age Of Adz? Sufjan Stevens’ sixth full-length -- which turns…
Larry Fitzmaurice | October 12, 2020 - 9:10 am

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Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas To Heaven Turns 20

There comes a point in a young man's life when he simply cannot watch any more experimental black-and-white short films from Canada. One night in…
Tom Breihan | October 9, 2020 - 11:46 am

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Flockaveli Turns 10

It’s a crudely animated video in the tradition of eBaum's World hits like "End Of Ze World" and "Sensimilla Street," which range from cheekily irreverent…
Patrick Lyons | October 5, 2020 - 10:15 am

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Kid A Turns 20

Sitting across his desk from Thom Yorke last fall onstage at the Ed Sullivan Theater, Stephen Colbert posed a question to the Radiohead frontman. "For…
Chris DeVille | October 2, 2020 - 9:01 am

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Halcyon Digest Turns 10

Do you remember what a thrill it was to immerse yourself in Halcyon Digest? I remember it well -- or at least I think I…
Chris DeVille | September 28, 2020 - 12:01 pm

The Anniversary

It Was Hot, We Stayed In The Water Turns 20

"It starts with a beautifully recorded chord on acoustic guitar for a while before the singing starts. And I really liked how it goes on…
Patrick Lyons | September 25, 2020 - 10:30 am

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Epic Turns 10

Sharon Van Etten always had a way of drawing you in. She is a naturally gifted singer, with an endlessly expressive voice that stops you…
Ryan Leas | September 21, 2020 - 11:00 am

The Anniversary

Music Turns 20

"This is the future of sound." This was Madonna, talking to Billboard in August of 2000. She was describing the French producer Mirwais Ahmadzaï, her…
Tom Breihan | September 18, 2020 - 10:59 am

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Lisbon Turns 10

The Walkmen were a New York band. The group's members hailed from the DC area, but had made their name and their lives in New…
Ryan Leas | September 14, 2020 - 12:33 pm

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Relationship Of Command Turns 20

One morning in the summer of 2000, I woke up early, walked a mile to my nearest internet cafe, and spent half an hour hitting…
Tom Breihan | September 11, 2020 - 10:18 am
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