The Anniversary

The Anniversary

“Dammit” Turns 20

Certain rock songs develop their classic status in part because they are built upon riffs so genius in their dumbfounding simplicity that every teenage guitarist…
Chris DeVille | September 22, 2017 - 3:42 pm

The Anniversary

Aja At 40: A Track-By-Track Listing Of Its Greatest Echoes

Steely Dan are definitely their own monumental idiosyncratic impossible-to-duplicate entity, but they've also felt important as part of a collective continuum -- a '70s band…
Nate Patrin | September 22, 2017 - 12:57 pm

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Dots And Loops Turns 20

If the first word Dots And Loops calls to mind is "plasticine," the second is "yielding." That these two concepts somehow fail to contradict one…
Raymond Cummings | September 22, 2017 - 11:24 am

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Homogenic Turns 20

They used to play Björk on The Grind. In the likely event that you don't remember The Grind, it was an MTV dance show, a…
Tom Breihan | September 22, 2017 - 10:32 am

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Rise Above Turns 10

On the surface, its concept bordered on kitsch: a Yale-educated Brooklyn indie rocker was writing an album of "re-imagined" songs from Black Flag’s 1981 debut…
Lindsey Rhoades | September 11, 2017 - 1:33 pm

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Graduation Turns 10

When looking back on a classic album, it's always crazy to consider all the ways the world has changed in the years since its release.
Chris DeVille | September 11, 2017 - 12:03 pm

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Strawberry Jam Turns 10

The first thing you see is the cover: a tastefully arranged heap of pulped strawberries that verges on the NSFW, suggesting a Gourmet photoshoot or…
Raymond Cummings | September 11, 2017 - 10:47 am

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“Tubthumping” Turns 20

In 1982, in the British town of Burnley, a bunch of former members of a band called Chimp Eats Banana formed an anarchist collective named…
Tom Breihan | September 1, 2017 - 10:44 am

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Be Here Now Turns 20

Be Here Now was the beginning of the end for Oasis. You know the story: Going into 1997, the Gallagher brothers were larger than life,…
Ryan Leas | August 18, 2017 - 2:16 pm

The Anniversary

Kala Turns 10

Sixteen years before we elected the most embarrassing president in US history, we elected the second most embarrassing president in US history. The climate of…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | August 18, 2017 - 11:50 am

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Backstreet Boys Turns 20

The Backstreet Boys performed live for the first time ever at SeaWorld Orlando. The year was 1993 and the show took place at Shamu Stadium,…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | August 11, 2017 - 11:29 am

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The Con Turns 10

If I had to point to one album that completely changed the way that I think about music, it would be The Con. It was…
James Rettig | July 24, 2017 - 11:20 am

The Anniversary

Supa Dupa Fly Turns 20

I still remember exactly where I was the first time I saw her. If you're of a particular age, you probably do too. For me,…
Tom Breihan | July 14, 2017 - 10:36 am

Interview

Ween’s The Mollusk Turns 20: An Oral History By Mickey Melchiondo

"The Mollusk is a tongue-in-cheek gem. It is to art-rock what The Hudsucker Proxy is to Capra films." --Les Claypool
Drew Fortune | July 11, 2017 - 11:19 am

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Marry Me Turns 10

The same year that Britney Spears shaved her head, Annie Clark released her debut album, Marry Me, under the moniker St. Vincent. Both events, albeit…
Margaret Farrell | July 10, 2017 - 11:59 am
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