The Anniversary

The Anniversary

Microcastle/Weird Era Cont. Turns 10

Watching a band mature into greatness in real time is always a thrill. Microcastle, which turned 10 years old over the weekend, is a snapshot…
Chris DeVille | August 20, 2018 - 10:19 am

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Devil Without A Cause Turns 20

In 1997, the fourth issue of the Beastie Boys' Grand Royal magazine included a long profile on a Midwestern rapper named Kid Rock. Kid Rock,…
Tom Breihan | August 17, 2018 - 12:22 pm

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Something About Airplanes Turns 20

I imagine Ben Gibbard circa 1998 situated under a tree reading Kerouac. A sensitive 20-something in sandals and jeans, probably the brainiest of his friend…
Julia Gray | August 17, 2018 - 9:12 am

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Whitechocolatespaceegg Turns 20

In 1996, Capitol Records bought 49% of Matador Records. Maybe the bigger label thought it would be investing in its own future if it got…
Tom Breihan | August 10, 2018 - 12:27 pm

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A Kid Named Cudi Turns 10

Scott Mescudi is a messy figure in hip-hop history, having acquired a fervent cult of stardom over the last 10 years that doesn’t reflect the…
Pranav Trewn | July 17, 2018 - 11:37 am

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Autechre LP5 Turns 20

I came to Autechre through Nine Inch Nails. In 1992, Trent Reznor and his manager John Malm formed Nothing Records to release the Broken EP…
Phil Freeman | July 16, 2018 - 12:05 pm

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Hello Nasty Turns 20

I remember the rush. The first time I heard "Intergalactic," the electro-fizz jam that was the first single from the Beastie Boys' 1998 album Hello
Tom Breihan | July 13, 2018 - 9:43 am

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Car Wheels On A Gravel Road Turns 20: Guest Essay By Waxahatchee’s Katie Crutchfield

The other morning I walked into a Whole Foods in Portland, OR. My boyfriend’s band was leaving town and I made a split decision to…
Katie Crutchfield | June 29, 2018 - 10:35 am

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Viva La Vida Or Death And All His Friends Turns 10

In 2005, Coldplay released their third album, X&Y. In many ways, it was one of those collections where a band starts to sound exactly like…
Ryan Leas | June 15, 2018 - 12:12 pm

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Evil Urges Turns 10

My Morning Jacket were in a new chapter. In 2005, they released Z, a turning-point album that served as a demarcation between the first phase…
Ryan Leas | June 11, 2018 - 2:51 pm

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Los Angeles Turns 10

Texture and electronic leanings have been a part of hip-hop since the genre's adolescence. They were present in the early '80s, though neither was necessarily…
Collin Robinson | June 11, 2018 - 10:25 am

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Tha Carter III Turns 10

When Tha Carter III dropped it seemed like Lil Wayne could continue the series forever and it would warrant our attention for just as long.
Collin Robinson | June 8, 2018 - 12:46 pm

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Dragging A Dead Deer Up A Hill Turns 10

Let’s start with the title. Dragging A Dead Deer Up A Hill is a short story, a bit of flash fiction. Like that oft-cited Ernest
Gabriela Tully Claymore | June 8, 2018 - 10:30 am

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Fleet Foxes Turns 10

By 2008, indie's ascension was in full swing. Arcade Fire were already a big name. The preceding year, the National and LCD Soundsystem had released…
Ryan Leas | June 4, 2018 - 10:55 am

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Adore Turns 20

Going into 1998, Billy Corgan was on top of the world. Three years earlier, the Smashing Pumpkins released their third official full-length, the ambitious double…
Ryan Leas | June 1, 2018 - 11:00 am
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