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Blogs // 18 Articles
The 100 Greatest Alternative Singles of the '90s - Part 2 (80 - 61)
14 Jul 2016 // 5:29 AM
The second part of our examination of the 100 Greatest Alternative Singles of the '90s includes Pavement, Suzanne Vega, Morrissey, Dinosaur Jr., and more.
Part 3: From Perfume Genius to Xiu Xiu
18 Jan 2011 // 4:00 PM
Slipped Discs continues with the return of a legendary power pop band, previously unreleased Springsteen gems, the resurrection of '60s British folk rock sounds, loads of indie rockers and many more. All records that missed our top 70 list last year.
Smashing Pumpkins Deliver Sonic Tricks and Deep Cut Treats in LA
27 Apr 2016 // 5:30 AM
The acoustic-electro format is a triumph, with the In Plainsong tour representing a rare chance to experience the band in a more intimate sonic fashion.
Liz Phair: Funstyle
7 Nov 2010 // 3:00 PM
Breaking out from the more structured (ok, downright rigid) pop of her past two albums, Liz Phair raps, chants, and bites back on her best effort since the '90s.
Strange Loops: Liz Phair - "Strange Loop"
4 Sep 2013 // 7:05 AM
By the time the unexpectedly bright “Strange Loop” begins, and our Guyville journey ostensibly comes to its close, we have been so immersed in the quirks, characters, and corners of this fictitious, conceptual land that Phair’s final act is to catch us off guard. If Exile in Guyville was a thriller, “Loop” would be its masterful twist ending.
Strange Loops: Liz Phair - "Stratford-on-Guy"
12 Aug 2013 // 1:30 AM
Guyville’s penultimate track reinforces the acting, knowing contradiction that makes Liz Phair’s vision as a storyteller so unique, its memorable chorus succinctly encapsulating the album’s stresses, disappointments and grit without redundancy.