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Wolf Alice – Their 12 Best Songs

Jul 21, 2022 By Andy Von Pip

With three critically acclaimed albums, three EPs, and 20 or so singles, England’s Wolf Alice have come a long way since founding members Ellie Rowsell and Joff Oddie met online and began performing at open mic sessions. They officially became Wolf Alice in 2010, taking their name from the story of Wolf-Alice as featured in Angela Carter’s modern feminist classic The Bloody Chamber. More

The Flaming Lips – Reflecting on the 20th Anniversary of “Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots”

Jul 15, 2022 By Austin Saalman

Oklahoma City-based neo-psychedelic rockers The Flaming Lips had been recording music together for nearly 20 years prior to the release of their critically acclaimed 10th studio album Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots. More

Spiritualized – Reflecting on the 25th Anniversary of “Ladies and Gentlemen, We Are Floating in Spac

Jul 01, 2022 By Austin Saalman

One of popular music’s most fascinating breakup records, English space rock group Spiritualized’s third album Ladies and Gentlemen, We Are Floating in Space affectingly explores the coldest annals of human loss and longing, weaving together a saga of somnolent heartache and soft perseverance. More

David Bowie – Reflecting on the 50th Anniversary of “The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust…”

Jun 16, 2022 By Austin Saalman

The apocalypse, as predicted throughout much of art and literature, is to be an extravagant event: the ultimate destruction of an inherently flawed planet, a bombastic pageant of thunder and hellfire, the huddling populace its unwilling centerpiece. David Bowie, while recording his fifth studio album during a tumultuous era not dissimilar to our own, surely recognized this, as the late rock icon’s vision of the end times arrived sprinkled with glitter and wound in spandex. More

Roxy Music – Reflecting on the 50th Anniversary of “Roxy Music”

Jun 16, 2022 By Austin Saalman

A seminal year in glam, 1972 yielded the releases of David Bowie’s The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars, T. Rex’s The Slider, and Lou Reed’s Transformer, each record advancing the evolving sound of rock and steering youth culture away from the earthy optimism of the previous decade, ushering in an era in which popular culture’s eschatology was dictated by sexuality, decadence, and high fashion. More

Radiohead – Reflecting on the 25th Anniversary of “OK Computer”

Jun 02, 2022 By Austin Saalman

Radiohead’s third studio album served not only to usurp its predecessors, but to alter our understanding of modern music as well. More

Last Goodbye: Some Notes on the Death and Legacy of Jeff Buckley

May 31, 2022 By Austin Saalman

A fascinating American pop cultural fable, yet to receive a worthy cinematic adaptation, the life and career of Jeff Buckley is as saturated in fate’s cruel indifference as his music. More

Randy Newman – Reflecting on the 50th Anniversary of “Sail Away”

May 23, 2022 By Austin Saalman

Randy Newman’s lyrical ferocity has always underscored his lush orchestral soundscapes, their rich and intricate pop melodies juxtaposed with grim narratives of dysfunctional personalities, including unrepentant bigots, lushes, television junkies, child murderers, warmongers, and ultimately, Vladimir Putin. More

Funkadelic – Reflecting on the 50th Anniversary of “America Eats Its Young”

May 23, 2022 By Austin Saalman

Funkadelic’s first album not to be recorded in its hometown of Detroit, America Eats Its Young serves as a dramatic departure from its timeless predecessor Maggot Brain. More