No. 2’s First Love pulls right up in front of you and wastes no time, like a friend who comes to pick you up for a night out and leaves the car running.
The Verve launched Urban Hymns 25 years ago as “Bitter Sweet Symphony” became a song for the ages and the record became one of Britpop’s genuine masterpieces
Pixies’ Doggerel switches between rock and folk drastically. The crisp production perfectly serves this dynamic, but for foggy ideas and fabricated whimsy.
After 20 years, it’s clear that OK Go’s most complete album is their self-titled debut which combines a penchant for big hooks and a love for big guitars.
Joe Strummer’s fear of becoming bored or stuck provoked him and the Mescaleros to turn over new stones any chance they could. This new set is comprehensive.
Death Cab for Cutie show their place in the indie rock pantheon on Asphalt Meadows while also producing music deserving of consideration with some of their best early work.
The Reptilian Government possess a rhythmic 1970s funk sensibility more suited to Kool and the Gang than EDM – if Kool featured intricate solos and curated prog-rock aspirations.
Their first LP for Sub Pop, Built to Spill’s When the Wind Forgets Your Name ends a seven-year vacancy of original, guitar-tempered indie rock.
With a new album, tour, and eight-CD retrospective of his ’90s work, the House of Love’s Guy Chadwick seems remarkably laid back about it all.