The Anniversary

The Anniversary

Operation: Doomsday Turns 20

There's a point in many young rappers' lives when they become infatuated with MF DOOM. Joey Badass mined volumes of Special Herbs compilations for beats…
Patrick Lyons | April 19, 2019 - 11:38 am

The Anniversary

I Am Shelby Lynne Turns 20

When Shelby Lynne took the stage in 2001 to accept her Grammy for Best New Artist, she seemed as baffled as anyone. "Thank you very…
Stephen Deusner | April 10, 2019 - 10:18 am

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Two Suns Turns 10

The thing about concept albums is that they're more for the artist than they are for the listener. And by concept album, I don't mean…
Michael Tedder | April 5, 2019 - 10:00 am

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Come On Die Young Turns 20

Even in their earliest zine interviews, Mogwai had a way of undercutting their own seriousness. In the summer of 1996, when Britpop was still in…
Ian King | March 29, 2019 - 9:37 am

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Black Foliage: Animation Music Volume One Turns 20

For years I've been toying with two metaphors for Olivia Tremor Control's beguiling, befuddling, bewildering album, Black Foliage: Animation Music Vol. 1. First, a garden:…
Stephen Deusner | March 22, 2019 - 1:50 pm

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“Windowlicker” Turns 20

MTV wouldn't really spin the video for "Windowlicker," the Aphex Twin single released by Warp/Sire 20 years ago today. It was a Busby Berkley-meets-David Cronenberg…
Christopher R. Weingarten | March 22, 2019 - 11:19 am

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13 Turns 20

Britpop was over. The frenzied moment that had consumed the middle of the decade was in decline, even if not as obviously or tragically as…
Ryan Leas | March 15, 2019 - 1:05 pm

The Anniversary

Summerteeth Turns 20

"I dreamed about killing you again last night, and it felt alright to me." That's a hell of a way to begin a song, and…
Chris DeVille | March 8, 2019 - 11:15 am

The Anniversary

It’s Blitz! Turns 10

One of the more absurd intersections of indie and popular culture came about in 2011 when Glee inexplicably mashed up "Heads Will Roll" and "Thriller"
James Rettig | March 6, 2019 - 10:10 am

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Eureka Turns 20

"Eureka!" Although the word tends to be followed by an exclamation point to communicate the enthusiastic rush of discovery, director Nicolas Roeg had a more…
Chris DeVille | February 25, 2019 - 11:34 am

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A Prince Among Thieves Turns 20

Paul Huston will always be respected by hip-hop historians and longtime heads for what he can do as a producer. He set a frequently copied…
Nate Patrin | February 22, 2019 - 1:57 pm

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The Hot Rock Turns 20

You always have to watch out for the quiet ones. Sleater-Kinney probably never wrote a quieter song than "The Size Of Our Love," a hesitant…
Tom Breihan | February 22, 2019 - 1:30 pm

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Things Fall Apart Turns 20

Many people only know the Roots as Jimmy Fallon’s band on The Tonight Show. While that should be a criminal offense, it exemplifies how underrated…
Collin Robinson | February 22, 2019 - 11:43 am

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Clarity Turns 20

There have been many ways to hear Jimmy Eat World's Clarity: your favorite streaming service; the 2007 reissue that included the original demo of "Sweetness";…
Ian Cohen | February 22, 2019 - 11:03 am

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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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