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The Anniversary

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

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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

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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

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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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De Stijl Turns 20

You have to be ready. That's the lesson. An upstart two-piece garage-blues band from Detroit, one that has a couple of records out on a…
Tom Breihan | June 19, 2020 - 4:18 pm

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The Rising Tide Turns 20

Sunny Day Real Estate is often held up as the greatest emo band of all time, or at least the most definitive. I won’t argue…
Ian Cohen | June 19, 2020 - 1:30 pm

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White Pony Turns 20

Deftones were different. With their second album, 1997's Around The Fur, the punishingly heavy Sacramento band had established themselves as a unique presence under the…
Chris DeVille | June 19, 2020 - 11:45 am

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Thank Me Later Turns 10

Drake had already changed the game. Technically, Thank Me Later, released 10 years ago, was his debut album. But with his 2009 mixtape So Far
Chris DeVille | June 15, 2020 - 12:55 pm

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The Moon & Antarctica Turns 20

Modest Mouse were epic before they signed to Epic. Both of the Issaquah, Washington indie band's first two proper LPs pushed the limits of the…
Chris DeVille | June 12, 2020 - 9:45 am

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The New Bad Character In Town: Quasimoto’s The Unseen At 20

The following is excerpted from Bring That Beat Back: How Sampling Built Hip-Hop by Nate Patrin. Copyright 2020 by Nate Patrin. Available from the University
Nate Patrin | June 11, 2020 - 11:20 am
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