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The 100 Greatest Alternative Singles of the '90s - Part 5 (20 - 1)
1 Aug 2016 // 6:00 AM
The fifth and final part of our examination of the 100 Greatest Alternative Singles of the '90s, includes Portishead, Blur, Björk, R.E.M., Nine Inch Nails and more.
"Why Don't You Try Writing Your Own Songs?": 'The Bends' and Its Cover Songs
16 Apr 2015 // 9:10 PM
Three unique takes on tracks from The Bends, spanning the stripped-down acoustic to the full-fledged orchestral, represent how these songs still have the power to stun two decades later.
Marxism: The Music Theory That Never Goes Out of Style
1 Mar 2011 // 4:00 PM
How fitting that a post-punk band from the late '70s, fascinated by the Marxist metaphysics of modernity, would re-emerge to remind us that nothing new has happened in rock in decades. Of course Thom Yorke might disagree...
Hail to the Thief, Again?
21 Jul 2009 // 5:00 PM
Thom Yorke’s thoughts about political power are in good company. Great theorists of power and justice agree: “you do it to yourself”.
Ensemble Signal: Steve Reich - Double Sextet / Radio Rewrite
4 Aug 2016 // 9:20 PM
Ensemble Signal makes a strong case for Reich’s continued relevance as well as the strength of his work in this masterful recording of two late-period Reich compositions.
Radiohead: A Moon Shaped Pool
9 May 2016 // 3:30 AM
After the longest absence between studio albums in their career, Radiohead returns with yet another studio triumph.
Radiohead - "Daydreaming" (Singles Going Steady)
16 May 2016 // 9:08 AM
"Daydreaming" sounds exactly like what you would expect Radiohead to sound like in 2016.
Radiohead - "Burn the Witch" (Singles Going Steady)
5 May 2016 // 9:30 PM
"Burn the Witch" itself is quintessentially Radiohead, suffused, from the first burst of pizzicato string-twitches to the final chorus-swirl of orchestration and anxiety, with the band's ethereal crypto-rock aesthetic.
If Radiohead releases studio-quality 'King of Limbs' downloads, will anyone listen?
28 Mar 2011 // 5:22 AM
LOS ANGELES — Ah, the good old days, when sonic philistines debated the merits of vinyl over compacts discs. This week, Radiohead may well spark a