The Shins’ Chutes Too Narrow remains one of the essential indie rock records, especially if one wants to understand the moment the genre had in the 2000s.
Greg Dulli, iconic lead singer of the Afghan Whigs, discusses his other important indie rock group, the Twilight Singers, and their new career-spanning box set.
Margo Price’s Strays II is the most significant swing she’s taken yet at expanding her sound as she strays from the country playbook more than ever.
The Gaslight Anthem’s first album in almost ten years, History Books, is a concise ten-track that aims to recapture the sound of their most successful outings.
Greg Dulli’s lyrics are part of the enduring power of the Afghan Whigs’ Gentlemen, which diverges from the misogyny of the 1970s rock and the emo that followed.
Girls Against Boys are the crucial and criminally under-appreciated link between ’90s alternative rock and the 2000s post-punk boom. Freak*on*Ica plays well in these times.
Jets to Brazil’s Orange Rhyming Dictionary received generally good-to-great reviews and is now considered a pivotal record in the evolution of emo and indie rock.
Fifteen years ago, Death Cab for Cutie’s Narrow Stairs tackled the malaise of early 30s careers and marriages, and what happens when those don’t pan out.
The Promise Ring’s Nothing Feels Good became one of the first emo records to break through on college radio, paving the way for the next wave of 2000s emo.