The Anniversary

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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Painted From Memory Turns 20

Elvis Costello and Burt Bacharach go way back. They go back further than 1998’s Painted From Memory. More than 40 years, in fact.
Stephen Deusner | September 28, 2018 - 1:08 pm

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Mos Def & Talib Kweli Are Black Star Turns 20

In the first episode of Succession, HBO's great show about the travails of an evil New York billionaire family, there's a scene that's excruciating on…
Tom Breihan | September 28, 2018 - 11:06 am

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Vol 2… Hard Knock Life Turns 20

I interviewed Lil Wayne once. This was sometime in 2006, when Wayne was deep in his historic mixtape run, when he hadn't yet achieved his…
Tom Breihan | September 28, 2018 - 10:44 am

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Is This Desire? Turns 20

Everything about Polly Jean Harvey was a revelation when she emerged in the early '90s. Her first two albums with the trio PJ Harvey, 1992's…
Annie Zaleski | September 28, 2018 - 10:27 am

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Aquemini Turns 20

The horns sit calmly atop the track, precise and regal. The riff they trill out is pretty complicated, but it's also instantly memorable, a melody…
Tom Breihan | September 28, 2018 - 9:38 am

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Deserter’s Songs Turns 20

I want to share with you two scenes, two instances when I purchased Deserter’s Songs, two moments that continue to shape how I hear the…
Stephen Deusner | September 27, 2018 - 4:16 pm
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