Articles tagged “album anniversary”

Fleetwood Mac’s Self-Titled Album Was Testament of a Band Reborn

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It’s hard to convey just how little anyone cared that Fleetwood Mac was releasing another record in 1975. Not that the band wasn’t popular, kind of. It had its fans but had also changed its lineup nine times since forming in 1967 and completely altered its original sound. Fleetwood Mac ‎– Fleetwood Mac (1975) Those […]

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The Coolest Pressings of The Stooges’ Fun House in Honor of the 50th Anniversary

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I’m not sure if Fun House is the record I own the most variations of, but it’s got to be pretty damn close. In celebration of the 50th anniversary of this true masterpiece, it seems like as good a time as ever to go down the most unnecessary rabbit hole and break down the differences […]

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Here’s to 30 Years of Stepping in Sonic Youth’s Goo

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The 1990s were a pretty dark time – not exactly dark in the 2020 sense of global pandemics and international demonstrations, but dark in a literal palette. I think about dirty flannel and gangster rap, about children’s cartoons that preached a healthy distrust of commercialism and radio hits that, rather than run from politics into […]

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Sleater-Kinney’s Debut Album Is the Perfect Time Capsule at 25 Years Old

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In the early 1990s, the Pacific Northwest in the United States was a hotbed for new ways of approaching traditional frameworks of culture. A generation before, punk had created and perpetuated the idea that you did not need to be a virtuoso or even vaguely proficient to start a band; one just needed the chutzpah […]

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At 20 Years Old, Jurassic 5’s Quality Control Is Still a Hip-Hop Purism Crusade

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Everything you need to know about Jurassic 5 can be found in their name. The Los Angeles-bred collective consists of four MCs (Akil, Chali 2NA, Soup, and Marc 7) and two DJs (Nu-Mark and Cut Chemist) and were more emblematic of an almost pre-historic time in hip-hop than they were representative of the present. Quality […]

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We’re Not Over The Roots’ How I Got Over Even After 10 Years

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Of all the albums to turn 10 years old this in 2020, The Roots’ How I Got Over might be the heaviest. The legendary Philly band’s moody homage to triumph over tragedy is a light at the end of the tunnel, but as featured MC Phonte said in his verse on “Now or Never,” there’s […]

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The Marshall Mathers LP Was America’s ‘Black Mirror’ 20 Years Ago

“I feel like, and I’ve felt like this for a long time – I’ve always been chasing The Marshall Mathers LP”-Eminem on Marshall From Detroit in 2013. Eminem – The Marshall Mathers LP (2000) May 23, 2000 wouldn’t matter as much without January 21, 1999. By that date in the last January of the 20th […]

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Mer De Noms at 20: How Cocteau Twins and ’80s Goth Influenced A Perfect Circle

At the dawn of the new millennium, nu-metal was clashing with teen pop for dominance on the charts. A Perfect Circle arrived to offer something refreshingly different. The brainchild of guitarist/songwriter Billy Howerdel, their debut album was a project years in the making that managed to achieve the perfect storm with the right songs, players, […]

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Diana Ross Comes Out: Diana Turns 40

Diana Ross was already on her tenth solo studio album when 1980 rolled around. The icon had successfully navigated three different musical shifts having been in the game for over two decades. Early success as part of The Supremes had seen her score 12 number one singles on the Billboard charts, the group being hailed […]

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Blossoming On The Inside: Tame Impala’s Innerspeaker Turns 10

Ten years ago, Australian multi-instrumentalist Kevin Parker and a few fellow creatives exiled themselves in a broken-down beach home four hours south of Perth. There was no internet, phone reception, or even television. Instead, they had guitars, a drum kit, synthesizers, mics, and an eight-track recorder. The isolation was in service to creative introspection, and […]

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