The biggest problem with being a faded genius is that nothing he or she ever produces again can be analyzed, critiqued, or appreciated in a vacuum. It all comes in the wake of their prior transcendental music.
The Rhino re-release of the indie rock icons' greatest album is carefully and beautifully presented. It provides a welcome opportunity to revisit a true classic.
The just-unveiled ballot for next year's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction class attempts to honor Generation X as well as continue to rectify past oversights.