Hall of Fame

Elvis Costello My Aim is True at 40

Revenge and Guilt: Elvis Costello’s My Aim Is True at 40

Revisiting an auspicious debut and the genius introduction to one of rock’s greatest songwriters.

Company Flow Funcrusher plus 20th anniversary

Company Flow’s ‘Funcrusher Plus’ was an epochal, inimitable debut

A look back at an underground hip-hop catalyst on its 20th anniversary.

Ice Cube Amerikka's Most Wanted Hall of Fame

Ice Cube’s AmeriKKKa’s Most Wanted was a pivotal cry for social justice

After NWA, Ice Cube took a step in an entirely new direction.

Yo La Tengo I Can Hear the Heart beating as one

Yo La Tengo’s I Can Hear the Heart Beating As One set a benchmark in indie rock

At 20, the New Jersey trio’s classic album remains a high water mark for indie rock.

Atari Teenage Riot Burn Berlin Burn

Atari Teenage Riot’s Burn, Berlin, Burn! started a digital hardcore riot

The German trio’s U.S. compilation might have been the most punk album of the ’90s.

Elliott Smith either or Hall of Fame 20th anniversary

Elliott Smith’s either/or is a statement of artistic freedom and cautious optimism

There’s real emotion on Elliott Smith’s landmark 1997 album; there’s also a musical genius having fun.

Heatmiser Mic City Sons

Heatmiser’s ‘Mic City Sons’ built a bridge to Elliott Smith’s solo albums

How an ending for an underrated band segued into the rise of a great solo artist.

Nebraska Suicide

Nebraska: How Suicide influenced Bruce Springsteen’s dark masterpiece

At the peak of Bruce Springsteen‘s Born in the U.S.A. fame in 1984, he appeared…

Jay Z Reasonable Doubt

How Jay Z’s Reasonable Doubt launched a hip-hop legacy

“Who do you think you are? Baby one day, you’ll be a star…” Jay Z…

David Bowie Station to Station Hall of Fame

Hall of Fame: David Bowie’s Station to Station

A look back at an innovative transitional album on its 40th anniversary.

Swans White Light from the Mouth of Infinity

Hall of Fame: Swans – White Light from the Mouth of Infinity

A look at a powerful reclamation of artistic vision, 25 years later.

Pharcyde Labcabincalifornia Hall of Fame

Hall of Fame: The Pharcyde – Labcabincalifornia

A critical and commercial disappointment; a hip-hop classic.

Brian Eno Another Green World

Hall of Fame: Brian Eno – Another Green World

A look back at an album that changed music forever, on the year of its 40th anniversary.

Little Brother The Minstrel show

Hall of Fame: Little Brother – The Minstrel Show

Hanif Abdurraqib takes a look at the Little Brother The Minstrel Show legacy, and its importance in hip-hop.

Replacements Tim

Hall of Fame : The Replacements – Tim

A look back at the band’s classic album on its 30th anniversary, just as the band bows out again.

Genesis Duke Hall of fame

Hall of Fame: Genesis – Duke

One of the last best Genesis performances before they fully went pop.

The Noise Made By People Broadcast

Hall of Fame: Broadcast – The Noise Made by People

As Broadcast’s stunning debut turns 15, we look back on what made it magic.

Talking Heads Fear of Music

Hall of Fame: Talking Heads – Fear of Music

On its 35th anniversary, we revisit the classic third album by Talking Heads.