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Remembering Low’s Mimi Parker Through 5 Quietly Powerful Songs

A selection of Parker’s most stunning contribution’s to the band’s catalog

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The proto-industrial nightmare of Suicide’s “Frankie Teardrop”

One of the most harrowing listening experiences of all time

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‘Moonage Daydream’ tells David Bowie’s story through performance

I was on my way to see Confess Fletch, the recent reboot of the investigative…


6 Essential New Metal Albums That Get Satisfyingly Weird

A six-pack of heavy records that lean toward the psychedelic and the avant garde

Oasis Be Here Now

Oasis’ Be Here Now was indulgent, but overflowing with vivacity

A look back at the massively successful but controversial album at 25.

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Kate Bush confronted fears of nuclear war in “Breathing”

In 1980, Kate Bush’s take on nuclear war was so devastating because of its intimacy

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6 Essential New Metal Albums for Fans of Metal from the ’80s

Been listening to “Master of Puppets”? Here’s some new stuff you should dive into next

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Sufjan Stevens’ “John Wayne Gacy Jr.” highlights the banality of evil

Unless you experienced it firsthand, Sufjan Stevens‘ “50 States” project probably sounds like a bizarre…

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6 Essential New Metal Albums for a Summer of Chaos

The month’s best metal, just in time for some hot weather mayhem

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On ‘Thank You Happy Birthday’, Cage the Elephant opened a door

An overlooked gem that showcased a new side of the alt-rock group

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How Sarah McLachlan’s “Possession” highlighted the dark side of fame

An art-pop banger that shines a light on menacing fan obsession.

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6 Essential New Metal Albums That Defy Genre

A six pack of records that take metal to some less easily definable places.

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Thundercat’s Drunk is a boisterous celebration of pluralities

A look back at one of 2017’s most buoyant and hopeful gems.

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“In the Pines” — A song that remains open-ended after 150 years

Untangling the mystery within the song and the one from whence it came