Tuesday, September 24 2013
In Utero has always been thought of in the context of conflict, so it's only appropriate that Nirvana would mark its 20th anniversary by reviving the debate over what the album was supposed to sound like versus what it turned out to be.
Friday, September 13 2013
PopMatters takes to the deck to bring you the heaviest Nirvana mixtape. Titled No Recess, this compilation pulls the most visceral and raucous songs from Nirvana's lauded discography and arranges them into a sequence that makes complete head-banging sense.
Wednesday, June 12 2013
You're so vain but this song is about you.
Sunday, June 2 2013
Josh Homme and friends' first album since 2007 is a fun, laid-back affair that retains all the crunchiness of their previous records. Plus Dave Grohl is back on drums and it makes a big difference.
Monday, March 18 2013
Four days, six stories, one column, dozens of tweets and nearly 10,000 words later, I'm still wondering how we define success at SXSW.
Thursday, September 29 2011
Over time, it has become clear that this is an album about the feelings of one man (not a generation), and his struggle between rock purity and pop sensibility is what makes this classic.
Thursday, March 3 2011
Foo Fighters might be at the peak of their fame now, but it was those first two albums that stand as the conclusive proof that Kurt Cobain wasn't the only brilliant songwriter to have spent time in Nirvana.
Thursday, July 29 2010
As a fan of both Paul McCartney and the Beatles, I heard quite a bit about this special, and had low expectations. The event seemed focus too much on itself and its guests instead of the real reason they were there.
Monday, April 12 2010
The Guns ‘N Roses/Velvet Revolver guitar-slinger gathers some of the most recognizable voices in popular music for his brand new solo album and... er, it doesn’t work out.
Friday, February 19 2010
Them Crooked Vultures are a supergroup in the "classic" sense of the word, which is to say they inspire a slippery question: at what point does a no-pressure jam session end and a real band begin?