How Nirvana's Success Prompted Blur to Kick off the Britpop Explosion
America's grunge explosion took over the world 25 years ago, and Blur knew they had to do something different on 1993's 'Modern Life Is Rubbish.'
Remembering Fall Out Boy’s 'Take This To Your Grave'
Fifteen years on, the pop punk group's debut album is a main-stay of the genre, celebrated for its weird quirks and really long song names.
Remembering 'Original Pirate Material' With Original Fans of The Streets
I went to Mike Skinner's recent comeback shows with one mission: chatting to all the heads about the importance of his debut album.
Stories of All the Messy Teen Moments That Avicii Soundtracked
The Swedish producer provided the musical accompaniment for a whole generation's misspent youth. Here are a few of their stories.
A Brief History of Drake's Relationship with New Orleans Bounce
"Nice for What" is the latest in Aubrey borrowing from the long-running Louisiana sound of Big Freedia and others.
None of You Motherfuckers Wrote About the 20th Anniversary of Catch-22’s ‘Keasbey Nights’ so I Guess I’ll Do It
Seriously, no one is gonna commemorate this album turning 20? Ugh, fine, I'll do it.
Remember When MC Hammer Was a Bat Boy for the Oakland A's?
On Opening Day of the MLB season, we look back at the baseballingest rapper of them all, MC Hammer, who got a taste for the executive life long before "U Can't Touch This."
Alex Robert Ross
I Am Still Livid About the Shitty Drum Sound on Wheatus' "Teenage Dirtbag"
A deep dive into what this alt-rock classic's terrible snare tone has in common with 311 and Limp Bizkit.
‘Antidotes’ Still Hints at Foals Being This Generation’s Radiohead
Ten years on, Foals' first record is a singular, expansive piece of art.
The Music in ’Run Lola Run’ Is Still a Techno Rush to the Head
Every beat that pulses through Tom Tykwer's 1999 cult classic captures the breathless pace of big city life.
Robyn’s “Dancing On My Own” Is Still an Undeniable Queer Banger
This tune—and the club night that carried its name—continues to illuminate the isolating, beautiful parts of the queer experience.
Ben Charlie Smoke
How 1978 Kicked Off the Explosion of Pop-Punk
Forty years ago, a burst of bands like the Buzzcocks, the Ramones, and the Undertones led a burgeoning subgenre that rebelled against punk itself.
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