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Friday, July 12 2013

Dead Confederate: In the Marrow

Despite an unshakeable feeling of familiarity throughout, In the Marrow is an enjoyable ride that's indicative of this still-to-surprise Georgia band.


Monday, May 27 2013

Alice in Chains: The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here

As Alice in Chain's second LP since their reformation, The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here, is far more self-assured than its predecessor, finding the quartet with the pressure off, their new dynamics established and Layne Staley’s ghost laid to rest.


Monday, April 9 2012

Grunge: Straining to Challenge the Status Quo

Grunge: Music and Memory casts grunge as the unsure middle weight stepping into the ring against one pop music brawler after another. Down goes Michael Jackson, down goes Guns 'n' Roses, and while Springsteen is putting the finishing touches onHuman Touch/Lucky Town, Nirvana and Pearl Jam release the most influential albums of the decade.


Thursday, December 8 2011

Yuck: Yuck (Deluxe Edition)

The shoegazing Brits re-release their excellent February debut album along with a bonus EP; a nice addition for fans, a must-have for the uninitiated.


Monday, October 17 2011

WATERS: Out in the Light

This isn't the banjo folk of Port O'Brien. On this project, frontman Vans Pierszalowski plugs in and sets sail with a harder-hitting sound.


Monday, October 3 2011

Was Grunge the Last American Musical Revolution?

This year marks the 20th anniversary of Nirvana's Nevermind and Pearl Jam's Ten. In revisiting the grunge genre which altered the musical landscape two decades ago, the question arises: was this our last musical revolution?


Thursday, September 29 2011

The Year Alternative Went Massive and Defined a Decade

Above all else, musically 1991 will forever be remembered as the year alterna-rock conquered the masses. PopMatters explores how alternative became the dominant form of rock music in the '90s.


Wednesday, September 28 2011

Id N’ Ego Killed the Pop Metal Star… and the Alternative Rocker, Too

Grunge didn't kill pop metal, it merely succeeded it as the genre of choice as part of a logical progression. To understand the emergence of alt-rock, we need to examine why the tide turned against a wave of music that had once been so popular.


Monday, September 26 2011

Smells Like MTV: Music Video and the Rise of Grunge

MTV’s central role in delivering grunge to a national audience in the early 1990s demonstrated the network’s power as a creator and definer of culture, and the reaction of many of grunge’s iconic figures against the video medium revealed the gulf between principle and reality.


Sunday, September 25 2011

Between the Grooves of Nirvana’s ‘Nevermind’

Our stable of writers undertakes a track-by-track analysis of the most celebrated album of the last 20 years, from the surprise hit that brought grunge to the masses, to the hidden cacophonous noise-fest that may not even be included on your copy of the record.


The 10 Best Nirvana Songs Ever (Sound Affects) [9.Jun.11]
Soundgarden: Telephantasm (Reviews) [14.Oct.10]
Juliana Hatfield: Peace & Love (Reviews) [29.Mar.10]
Pearl Jam: Backspacer (Reviews) [17.Sep.09]
Mudhoney: The Lucky Ones (Reviews) [19.May.08]
Nirvana by Everett True (Reviews) [24.May.07]
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