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Galaxie 500’s On Fire is a record of quiet explosions

A look back at the iconic trio’s 1989 album on its 30th anniversary.

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Converge’s You Fail Me is hardcore at its darkest and most profound

A bleak and seething document of rage and self-loathing.

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Depeche Mode’s “Personal Jesus” caused a fervor

How the band’s biggest single preceded a riot.

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Nirvana’s Bleach is still as potent after 30 years

The iconic grunge tome turns 30 this year.

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Sigur Rós’ Ágætis byrjun didn’t change music forever, but it was a new beginning

Twenty years ago, the band reinvented themselves and delivered a masterpiece.

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The Offspring’s Smash is not the monster that you remember

After 25 years, the punk band’s thesis statement isn’t quite how we remember it.

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The Velvet Underground wiped the slate clean with their 1969 self-titled album

The Velvets album with the most oblique legacy, and the least amount of baggage.

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How Crack the Skye cracked Mastodon’s prog-metal code

To understand the whole of Mastodon, it’s important to understand Crack the Skye.

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My Bloody Valentine’s Isn’t Anything is grand and uncompromising

The prototype for shoegaze might be even more important than the masterpiece that followed.

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Sonic Youth built a more inclusive musical world on Daydream Nation

The album that turned Sonic Youth from lo-fi avant-gardists to something bigger.

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The First Tindersticks Album was both a record out of time and ahead of its time

A huge and simply gorgeous piece of work that challenged the underground with elegance.

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This Mortal Coil’s It’ll End In Tears captured a beautiful pain

A look back at a breathtaking darkwave classic, pieced together from disparate parts.

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Os Mutantes’ debut album is a perfect distillation of chaotic joy

We take a look back at the classic album as it turns 50.

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Pulp’s This Is Hardcore is still a shattering piece of work after 20 years

The album that killed Britpop loses none of its bite after two decades.

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Leonard Cohen’s I’m Your Man delivered an audacious comeback

Only under the right circumstances will Cohen’s 1988 masterpiece reveal itself to you.