The Anniversary

The Anniversary

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

The Anniversary

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

The Anniversary

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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Teenage Dream Turns 10

Katy Perry is wide-eyed and bedazzled. She tiptoes through Candy Land like Dorothy dropped into Oz. She waves to a pair of menacing anthropomorphic gummy…
James Rettig | August 24, 2020 - 11:05 am

The Anniversary

King Of The Beach Turns 10

As proclamations of supremacy go, it's not quite Jesus walking into the temple and declaring himself the messiah, but for an indie rocker in the…
Chris DeVille | August 3, 2020 - 11:20 am

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Thirteen Tales From Urban Bohemia Turns 20

There should be a word for it: The thing before the thing. In the summer of 2000, rock music was in a weird place. If…
Tom Breihan | July 31, 2020 - 11:21 am

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The Suburbs Turns 10

Arcade Fire were already anointed. By 2010, their 2004 debut Funeral was already regarded as a modern classic, a flag in the ground for a…
Ryan Leas | July 31, 2020 - 10:26 am

The Anniversary

Crazy For You Turns 10

Bethany Cosentino knew what was up. On "Everything Has Changed," a song from Best Coast's latest album Always Tomorrow, she looks back on her early…
James Rettig | July 27, 2020 - 10:00 am

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“Who Let The Dogs Out” Turns 20

The Baha Men’s "Who Let The Dogs Out" has existed for 20 years. There are adults of voting age who have never lived on a…
Phil Freeman | July 24, 2020 - 12:00 pm

The Anniversary

Who Is Jill Scott? Words And Sounds Vol. 1 Turns 20

While blonde teenybopper prima donnas ruled MTV’s Total Request Live during the early 2000s, the era also ushered in a North Philadelphia-based R&B powerhouse who…
Jaelani Turner-Williams | July 17, 2020 - 11:00 am

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Parachutes Turns 20

Raise your hand if you remember when Coldplay were the new Travis. Before the U2-for-millennials arena rock, the Grey's Anatomy tearjerker power ballads, the old-timey…
Chris DeVille | July 10, 2020 - 11:15 am

The Anniversary

ΛΛ Λ Y Λ Turns 10

M.I.A. was right. Well, she ended up being wrong about a lot (vaccines especially), but she was on the money about the internet, the focal…
James Rettig | July 7, 2020 - 10:36 am

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The Hour Of Bewilderbeast Turns 20

In 2016, when he was 18 years old, the Canadian pop star Shawn Mendes shared some thoughts about his personal evolution since parlaying viral fame…
Chris DeVille | June 26, 2020 - 2:42 pm

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Country Grammar Turns 20

Nobody can take credit for "Down Down Baby." "Down Down Baby" is a part of American folkloric tradition, a clapping-game chant that goes back, at…
Tom Breihan | June 26, 2020 - 11:27 am
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