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Where to start with the At the Drive-In/Mars Volta guitarist and prolific solo artist.

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A look back at the UK group’s climactic 2019 swan song.

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Vocalist Jake Duzsik talks ‘DISCO 4’, collaborating over email, and how working with others leads to the band’s ongoing evolution.

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A Beginner’s Guide to the wonderful and frightening world of The Fall

A guide to getting into this inscrutable, prolific post-punk legend.

The Go-Go's Beauty and the Beat

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As the first all-female band to have a hit record of songs they wrote and performed, The Go-Go’s changed rock music forever

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Personal selections on key moments in Songs: Ohia, Magnolia Electric Co. and solo Jason Molina records.

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On Didn’t It Rain, Songs: Ohia crafted hymns of solitude

Jason Molina’s best and prettiest album turns 20.

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Warp Records: 30 Essential Albums

20 of our favorite albums from the legendary UK label.

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A look back at the landmark noise rock album as it turns 20.

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The 10 Best The Body songs, chosen by Lee Buford

We chat with the longtime member of the duo about their greatest and most ambitious moments.

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The Mountain Goats’ All Hail West Texas is a breathless collection of great stories

John Darnielle’s early 2002 collection of songs turns 20 and remains a time capsule of brilliant storytelling

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A look back at the duo’s stunning electronic epic, and all the mystery surrounding it.

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On Perdition City, Ulver transcended black metal

The Norwegian band’s 2000 album found them embracing reinvention and new directions

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Marissa Nadler picks her 10 Best Songs

We spoke to the singer/songwriter about the greatest moments in her catalog.

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A Beginner’s Guide to the funk-soul of The Isley Brothers

A starter’s set for the funk-soul legends, with a few intermediate steps to follow.

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With No Line on the Horizon, U2 delivered an album of future hymns

Less a return to form than the realization of a new one for the group

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20 Essential Albums Recorded by Steve Albini

With a new Shellac album just around the corner, we assemble a list of our favorites with Albini behind the boards.

Neil Hannon interview

The Charmed Offensive: A Conversation With Neil Hannon of The Divine Comedy

We chat with Hannon ahead of The Divine Comedy’s upcoming career retrospective.