A legendary German music venue that has hosted a number of major American acts over the last several years turns 20 this month.
You're almost done with Ænima. Just two more songs to go. And one of them sounds like listening to a bug zapper for four minutes. But skipping the track will feel like a betrayal to a ferociously ambitious album.
Avant-garde, spoken-word band Enablers start their 42-show tour through Europe. PopMatters caught up with them in Dresden and they talked about the European music scene and what it's like to be part of such a distinct genre.
Radiohead’s 2000 LP is the 52nd most acclaimed album of all time. Everything in its right place. Counterbalanced, if you will.
An album is not an insulated document, but rather something that breathes and grows within an artist's discography. I challenge music fans to not simply find songs or albums that they like (though certainly that has a completely worthwhile place), but to find entire discographies (from acknowledged classics to forgotten albums) to grow with over time.
Amidst all the laudatory goodwill being sent R.E.M.'s way in the wake of its breakup last week, not everyone is convinced they should give a hoot in the first place. Here are ten songs that might change your mind.
The Porcupine Tree frontman reveals why he's jazzed about his unconventional new solo album.
A crunching guitar riff and pulverizing drumming unfortunately can't save "Ænima" from some lax songwriting.
Just any old player, you know he needs a rating, and Sly and the Family Stone's 1971 landmark is rated the 51st Greatest Album of All Time by Acclaimed Music. Counterbalance has a listen.
On Wednesday, R.E.M. -- one of the most important alternative rock bands of all time -- announced it was calling it quits. But with the group having been described as "important" for so long, it's possible that it's been all too often taken for granted.