Sunday, July 14 2013
PopMatters marks Sub Pop Records' 25th anniversary with a list of 25 essential albums that traces the history of the inimitable Seattle label.
Wednesday, May 8 2013
Across Strange Pleasures’ 12 tracks, Still Corners present some of the most evocative and melodious tunes to arise from the dream-pop realm in recent memory.
Wednesday, September 28 2011
Maybe it’s time to call a moratorium on cribbing beats from nearly-half-century-old Ronettes singles.
Tuesday, August 30 2011
Male Bonding proves it doesn't need to hide behind the gauze, because clearer fidelity actually highlights its strengths, putting the disparate parts in starker contrast to each other.
Thursday, August 18 2011
For those that fear Sub Pop has strayed too far from its sweaty grunge rock roots, the presence of New York’s rough-and-ready garage rock revivalist Obits offer plenty of reassurance to the contrary.
Wednesday, April 6 2011
While it's no secret that the retro-leaning indie popsters aren't exactly forward-thinking originators, all it takes is one well-chosen cover song to leave the Girls’ creative limitations exposed.
Tuesday, February 22 2011
Do you feel inspired?
Sunday, June 6 2010
Blitzen Trapper have cohesively stirred their nostalgic influences into a single, wildly chaotic sonic joyride.
Tuesday, March 30 2010
Hopefully next time out, Ryan McPhun will cast his intentions out of the bedroom and into the wild with some friends.
Wednesday, November 4 2009
Starting with Nevermind, Kurt Cobain intentionally simplified his compositions in order to emphasize their pop components. Less song-focused than later Nirvana works, Bleach acts as an interesting showcase of the band’s musical chops.