The Anniversary

The Anniversary

Life’ll Kill Ya Turns 20

Warren Zevon spent the late 1990s in a very strange purgatory. Like many of his singer-songwriter peers, he'd been enduring low sales and diminishing interest…
Stephen Deusner | January 24, 2020 - 1:01 pm

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Teen Dream Turns 10

"I'd like to imagine people would listen to the album really loud. Or on headphones so it's like there's no space left anywhere in your…
James Rettig | January 24, 2020 - 11:11 am

The Anniversary

Voodoo Turns 20

One could argue -- particularly if "one" is "me" -- that the greatest album of the 21st century was released only about three weeks into…
Jack Hamilton | January 24, 2020 - 9:35 am

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Transference Turns 10

There is a well-worn yarn about Spoon's career. For years, the prevailing narrative was that you could barely create a narrative around them at all…
Ryan Leas | January 17, 2020 - 10:50 am

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How Strange, Innocence Turns 20

How Strange, Innocence is where it all began. Originally created as a CD-R that a young Texas band could hand out at their live shows,…
James Rettig | January 17, 2020 - 10:00 am

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Contra Turns 10

A couple years ago, a kid stopped Ezra Koenig in the street and said, "Oh, you're the dude who made that album."
James Rettig | January 10, 2020 - 10:00 am

The Anniversary

Animal Turns 10

Ten years ago this week, the #1 single on the Billboard Hot 100 had it all --AutoTune, rapping, yodeling, even a cameo from Sean "P.
Maura Johnston | January 3, 2020 - 12:33 pm

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Vol. 3… Life And Times Of S. Carter Turns 20

Two nights before his 30th birthday, Jay-Z was out in the club, acting like he had nothing to lose. Jay was at the Kit Kat…
Tom Breihan | December 27, 2019 - 11:57 am

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Midnite Vultures Turns 20

The Beck of the 21st century is a serious artiste. Although he'll always be known as the guy who made "Loser" and Odelay, since the…
Chris DeVille | November 22, 2019 - 1:35 pm

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2001 Turns 20

In the fall of 1999, Dr. Dre was thinking about putting on a musical. On the eve of the release of his sophomore album 2001,…
Tom Breihan | November 15, 2019 - 9:44 am

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The Battle Of Los Angeles Turns 20

In 1909, Westerville, Ohio became the national headquarters of the Anti-Saloon League, an organization dedicated to outlawing the sale of alcoholic beverages across the United…
Chris DeVille | November 1, 2019 - 12:50 pm

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Tha Block Is Hot Turns 20

While he was still a child, Lil Wayne watched his father leave and his stepfather die. He attempted suicide, shooting himself in the chest. He…
Tom Breihan | November 1, 2019 - 11:19 am

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Le Tigre Turns 20

"One step forward! Five steps back! One cool record in the year of rock-rap!" That was Kathleen Hanna, gritting her teeth hard, on "FYR," a…
Tom Breihan | October 25, 2019 - 12:54 pm

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No. 4 Turns 20

It had been a tumultuous and fragmented couple of years for Stone Temple Pilots. After a fairly prolific stretch -- three albums in the three…
Ryan Leas | October 25, 2019 - 11:55 am
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