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//Features

The 100 Greatest Alternative Singles of the '80s: Part 5: 20 - 1
1 Oct 2015 // 9:02 PM

Songs of anxiety, paranoia, freak-outs, chilling verses, feverish desire, harrowing lyrics -- they all make for damn good music.

The 25 Best Re-Issues of 2011
30 Nov 2011 // 4:00 PM

The year's best reissues are highlighted by a massive re-issue campaign for the kings of English prog rock, a soul giant, and the masterwork of one of America's finest ever pop bands.

//Reviews

Johnny Marr Keeps the Story of His Life Uncomplicated in 'Set the Boy Free'
9 Jan 2017 // 9:15 PM

This may be a quick read, but the true magic is saved for the music and a life well-lived.

Morrissey As the Sweet and Tender Hooligan
6 Jan 2014 // 2:10 AM

Morrissey cannot square his inner discontent with his mass appeal. He peers at himself as if a specimen.

//Blogs

Hope Despite the Times: 12 Essential Alternative Rock Albums from the 1980s
27 Aug 2014 // 4:24 AM

For those interested in acquainting themselves with alternative rock's rich and diverse early years, Sound Affects has assembled this '80s alt-rock primer.

Knowing When to Indulge the Rock-Out Impulse
21 Aug 2014 // 4:36 AM

Making the big dumb rock gesture isn't always the cool thing to do. But a good musician always knows when it's best to do it anyway.

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Tibet House's 30th Anniversary Benefit Concert Celebrated Philip Glass' 80th

// Notes from the Road

"Philip Glass, the artistic director of the Tibet House benefits, celebrated his 80th birthday at this year's annual benefit with performances from Patti Smith, Iggy Pop, Brittany Howard, Sufjan Stevens and more.

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