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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.

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Uncool Britannia: Radiohead's 'The Bends' vs. Britpop in a Battle for the Soul of Britain

The successors to Radiohead and The Bends are a generation who liked how the film started, but lost the script halfway through.

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Yep, the Stone Roses Sure Are the Resurrection

Shane Meadows's documentary of the improbable reunion of the Stone Roses comes complete with a few shortcomings and whole lot of Britpop alchemy.

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The Stone Roses: War and Peace

Going beyond the myths to depict a band that defined Britpop, Simon Spence illustrates the Stone Roses’ incandescent talent and jaw-dropping success while contextualizing them in the ‘90s music scene.

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Mike Doughty: The Flip Is Another Honey

Mike Doughty's covers album seems like an odd collection of logical and left-field choices. But in his hands, they almost all turn out to be good decisions.

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The Stone Roses... The Second Second Coming (documentary)

This unofficial but revealing reunion documentary seeks out the truth about this year's biggest reunion.

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The Stone Roses Reunion: Fool's Gold, or What the World Is Waiting For?

Isn't this recently-reformed rock group the same band that, apparently, just lied to its disciples about the possibility of a reunion?

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Counterbalance No. 55: 'The Stone Roses'

I hear my needle hit the groove and spiral through another day -- only this time, we're listening to the 55th most acclaimed album of all time. The Stone Roses on Counterbalance -- this is the one.

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Freebass: You Don’t Know This About Me - The Arthur Baker Remixes EP

Freebass: You Don’t Know This About Me presents five remixes of a song by a group featuring three bassists from some of Manchester's greatest bands.

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The Stone Roses: The Stone Roses: 20th Anniversary Collector's Edition

Imagine if you will: an album re-release that actually gets everything right, making an already-classic album sound even better than before, deepening our understanding as to what made it so iconic.

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The Stone Roses: self-titled

The Stone Roses is an album where everything was on the money. From the opening rumblings of "I Wanna Be Adored", it was a declaration of intent from four men who knew they were better than what had gone before them and knew they had created something special.

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