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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.
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.
Selling Sex: The Media, Fantasy, and How I Fell in Love with Britney Spears
9 May 2011 // 5:00 PM
It all started when I was in Walgreens buying deodorant and I saw her looking me right in the eye with a glossy glow from the cover of an October 2010 issue of US Weekly.
Behind the Music
26 Mar 2007 // 5:59 PM
It's impossible to listen to music in a vacuum, to take the sound of a band on its own merits. There are so many outside factors at play – reviews, friends opinions, larger cultural influences . . .
The Majesty of U2 Shines at the First of Eight NYC Shows
23 Jul 2015 // 5:00 AM
U2's eight night run at Madison Square Garden began with a powerhouse performance including many of their classics and a huge production that embodies a global theme.
U2: Songs of Innocence
14 Sep 2014 // 9:06 PM
It's hard to fault a lot of young people for are asking the question of "Who is U2?", because after listening to Songs of Innocence, this is a question that not even the band themselves could answer.
A Re-Examination of U2's 'Songs of Innocence'
21 Jul 2015 // 4:00 AM
With the publicity surrounding its Apple-sponsored release now a thing of the past, let's examine U2's conversation-starting Songs of Innocence for what it actually is.
Counterbalance No. 82: U2's 'Achtung Baby'
18 May 2012 // 1:00 AM
Did U2’s 1991 blockbuster disappoint you? Or leave a bad taste in your mouth? Either way, it’s still the 82nd Most Acclaimed Album of All Time. Counterbalance has a listen.
U2 at Soldier Field: Still Searching for Answers at 'Joshua Tree'
6 Jun 2017 // 5:32 AM
U2 made The Joshua Tree sound less like a finished work, a monument from a long-lost decade, than a series of songs still in search of answers.
U2 Finds a Modern Relevance in Performing Their 1987 Album, 'The Joshua Tree'
22 May 2017 // 5:48 AM
What Bono couldn’t have known back then was how “Red Hill Mining Town,” about coal miners on the edge of obsolescence, would still resonate.