We present the best punk, post-punk, new wave, college rock, goth, industrial, new romantic, ska, power pop, hardcore, and indie rock singles of the 1980s.
Alanis Morissette’s Alanis remains an important record because it kickstarted the career of a brilliantly talented artist who has made an incredible mark on popular music.
Beginning today and continuing all week, we present one critic’s best punk, post-punk, new wave, college rock, underground, modern rock, goth, industrial, new romantic, ska, power pop, hardcore, and indie rock of the ’80s.
Talib Kweli’s memoir, Vibrate Higher, is an excellent documentation of hip-hop’s history, New York City in the ’80s and the life of this exceptionally talented man.
DL Rossi’s “Great Lakes State Line” is from new LP, Lonesome Kind. “Once I had a chance to breathe in some life, I exhaled a bunch of songs.”
In this interview with Jan St. Werner, the veteran electronic musician discusses how Mouse on Mars have attempted to blur the distinction between machine intelligence and empathy on their new album AAI.
Over a decade-and-a-half into his Clap Your Hands Say Yeah project, Alec Ounsworth has moved from lyrical surrealism to more direct messaging, with his new album tackling gun violence and a divided America.
The Jesus Lizard’s emotional yet meaningless 1991 album, Goat is full of head-spinning, swinging derangement that still leaves listeners reeling.