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The Soundtrack to Hüsker Dü’s Implosion: ‘Warehouse: Songs and Stories’ Turns 35

The Soundtrack to Hüsker Dü’s Implosion: ‘Warehouse: Songs and Stories’ Turns 35

It’s been 35 years since college rock harbingers Hüsker Dü culminated in a storm of malaise. Warehouse: Songs and Stories was their parting gift.

The Effect of the Beatles’ White Album on 1988-1995’s US Alt-Rock Explosion

The Effect of the Beatles’ White Album on 1988-1995’s US Alt-Rock Explosion

The Beatles’ White Album was the single biggest influence on US alternative rock as it burst into the mainstream in the late ’80s and early ’90s.

The Top 20 Punk Protest Songs for July 4th

The Top 20 Punk Protest Songs for July 4th

As punk music history verifies, American citizenry are not all shiny, happy people. These 20 songs reflect the other side of patriotism -- free speech brandished by the brave and uncouth.
12 Essential 1980s Alternative Rock Albums

12 Essential 1980s Alternative Rock Albums

PopMatters' '80s alt-rock primer spotlights the essential alternative rock albums from the broad genre's rich and diverse early years.

The 21 Best Album Re-Issues of 2017

The 21 Best Album Re-Issues of 2017

In 2017, the music world saw amazing reissues from all over the genre map, spanning rock titans to indie upstarts and jazz to soul.

‘Complicated Fun’ Is a Thorough Study of the Glory Days of the Twin Cities Punk and Indie Scenes

‘Complicated Fun’ Is a Thorough Study of the Glory Days of the Twin Cities Punk and Indie Scenes

The tales of a record store, a set of like-minded club owners, and a record label all tie together into a beautiful narrative of the burgeoning Minneapolis music scene.
Counterbalance: Hüsker Dü – Zen Arcade

Counterbalance: Hüsker Dü – Zen Arcade

Something I learned today: Black and white is always grey. And this week's Counterbalance takes a look at a 1984 turning point in punk. Turn on the news for the 219th most acclaimed album of all time.
Bob Mould: Beauty & Ruin

Bob Mould: Beauty & Ruin

Legends like Bob Mould are held to a different standard, and Beauty & Ruin has just raised his bar higher.

The Fishing Journal: The Fishing Journal EP

5 Great Bands (Spun Off from Other Great Bands)

Jason Clackley: To the Few and Far Between

Hüsker Dü: The Story of the Noise-Pop Pioneers Who Launched Modern Rock