The Anniversary

The Anniversary

808s & Heartbreak Turns 10

Here it is: the pivot point in Kanye West's career and maybe recent hip-hop history at large.
Chris DeVille | November 23, 2018 - 10:33 am

The Anniversary

The Masterplan Turns 20

"The 'masterplan' was first mentioned in Noel's flat," recalls original Oasis drummer Tony McCarroll in Oasis: The Truth, his memoir. The occasion McCarroll describes took…
Ian King | November 2, 2018 - 2:22 pm

The Anniversary

400 Degreez Turns 20

You couldn't wrongfoot Jay-Z. That was the entire point of Jay-Z. By the fall of 1998, Jay-Z had become the biggest star in all of…
Tom Breihan | November 2, 2018 - 11:26 am

The Anniversary

Mutations Turns 20

It is a question that has vexed philosophers, by which I mean people who perhaps overthink popular music, for 25 years now: Who is the…
Michael Tedder | November 2, 2018 - 9:50 am

The Anniversary

Up Turns 20

There are a couple ways you can divide up R.E.M.'s career. Considering they are a band that released music for just about 30 years, almost…
Ryan Leas | October 29, 2018 - 2:47 pm

The Anniversary

Now That’s What I Call Music! Turns 20

I burned my final mix CD in 2013. "Random Music" was scrawled in sharpie across the reflective silver disc, belying the very deliberate and not…
Julia Gray | October 29, 2018 - 2:11 pm

The Anniversary

“…Baby One More Time” Turns 20

Britney Spears is the first thing you notice upon entering my childhood bedroom: a messily-taped 34-inch poster of a 17-year-old popstar with a million-watt smile.
Julia Gray | October 23, 2018 - 11:45 am

The Anniversary

Electro-Shock Blues Turns 20

She was in and out of mental hospitals and drug rehabs constantly. Then she wrote a note about going to join our father in a
Michael Tedder | October 19, 2018 - 1:00 pm

The Anniversary

You’ve Come A Long Way, Baby Turns 20

"Right about now/ The funk soul brother/ Check it out now/ The funk soul brother/ Right about now/ The funk soul brother/ Check it out…
Chris DeVille | October 19, 2018 - 10:42 am

The Anniversary

American Water Turns 20

American Water dismisses much of the American dream. While many Americans were taught to pull themselves up by their bootstraps, to conquer, to climb, in…
Leo DeLuca | October 19, 2018 - 9:15 am

Sounding Board

Still Got It: 20 Years Later, “You Get What You Give” Still Sounds New And Radical

For an emerging artist, a hit single is both the best and worst thing that can happen to you.
Stuart Berman | October 16, 2018 - 11:26 am

The Anniversary

The Chemistry Of Common Life Turns 10

As far as lyric as band-thesis statements go, Fucked Up never made their ethos clearer than on the chanted refrain of "Twice Born." "Hands up…
Michael Tedder | October 5, 2018 - 11:55 am

The Anniversary

Queens Of The Stone Age Turns 20

Crafted in the California desert, cutting their teeth playing free impromptu parties beneath the stars, and named after an undead creature from the Dungeons &…
Pranav Trewn | October 5, 2018 - 10:00 am

The Anniversary

Vivian Girls Turns 10

The indie rock subgenre known as "noise-pop," which distorts candy-sweet melodies with blown-out guitars and echo, had something of a renaissance in the late 2000s.
Patrick D. McDermott | October 1, 2018 - 10:00 am

Interview

The Beta Band’s John Maclean Looks Back At The Three EPs On Its 20th Anniversary

In the late '90s, musical genres that once felt as separate as continents began to shift into each other like tectonic plates, the great unifier…
Miles Bowe | September 28, 2018 - 3:35 pm
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