The Anniversary

The Anniversary

The Slim Shady LP Turns 20

"How the fuck can I be white? I don't even exist." I could write a term paper about a line like that. In fact, I…
Tom Breihan | February 22, 2019 - 9:16 am

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Dark Was The Night Turns 10

Indie had a big year in 2009. As the first decade of the century drew to a close, there was a slew of major releases…
Ryan Leas | February 15, 2019 - 10:55 am

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Apple Venus Volume 1 Turns 20

XTC's 1999 album, Apple Venus Volume 1, announces itself with a literal splash: Opening track "River Of Orchids" begins with the amplified sound of water…
Annie Zaleski | February 15, 2019 - 10:42 am

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So Far Gone Turns 10

Today marks a decade of Drake domination. On this date 10 years ago, Aubrey Graham released So Far Gone, the mixtape that transformed him from…
Chris DeVille | February 13, 2019 - 10:13 am

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Good Morning Spider Turns 20

The poppiest moment on Sparklehorse's album Good Morning Spider, "Chaos Of The Galaxy/Happy Man," is a study in contrasts. "Chaos Of The Galaxy" hews toward…
Annie Zaleski | February 8, 2019 - 11:00 am

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Incredibad Turns 10

Hip-hop wise, 2009 was a big year for the Bar Mitzvah dance floor. We were gifted Sean Kingston's "Fire Burning," 3OH!3's "DONTTRUSTME," and, of course,…
Jason Siegel | February 8, 2019 - 9:32 am

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The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart Turns 10

If The Pains of Being Pure At Heart’s self-titled LP was an '80s movie, it’d probably be Fast Times At Ridgemont High, Amy Heckerling’s 1982…
Patrick D. McDermott | February 4, 2019 - 9:55 am

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“No Scrubs” Turns 20

If you had to pick one '90s popular music act that, success notwithstanding, should've been far luckier than they were, TLC would have to be…
Nate Patrin | February 1, 2019 - 11:33 am

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Keep It Like A Secret Turns 20

By the beginning of 1999, Doug Martsch had already accomplished incredible things. Built To Spill's singer, songwriter, and guitarist was still just 29 years old,…
Chris DeVille | February 1, 2019 - 10:10 am

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I See A Darkness Turns 20

Will Oldham is a slippery interview. He doesn’t love to explain the meaning behind the songs he writes and he has made that known throughout…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | January 18, 2019 - 11:06 am

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Blood Bank Turns 10

Let’s kick things off with a bold statement: Blood Bank is arguably the most consequential EP of the 2000s. Arriving a year and a half…
Stephen Deusner | January 18, 2019 - 9:45 am

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…Baby One More Time Turns 20

To say Britney Jean Spears set the musical bar high for herself is a vast understatement. The Kentwood, Louisiana, native's 1998 debut single, the hope-springs-eternal,…
Annie Zaleski | January 14, 2019 - 10:13 am

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Fever Ray Turns 10

As the Knife, siblings Karin and Olof Dreijer made instant goth-electro classics. From Deep Cuts' breakthrough hit "Heartbeats" to singles like "We Share Our Mother's…
NM Mashurov | January 11, 2019 - 10:33 am

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Knock Knock Turns 20

At the end of the 1990s, Bill Callahan gathered a small group of children to sing along with two songs for his new "album for…
Sam Sodomsky | January 11, 2019 - 9:26 am

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Merriweather Post Pavilion Turns 10

At the height of my obsession with Merriweather Post Pavilion I was doing a lot of "outdoor activities." If you went to high school in…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | January 4, 2019 - 11:52 am
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