After talking to the band, it’s impossible to see how Thirteen Tales from Urban Bohemia was created. But it’s probably best that way.
20 May 2014
Placebo have been a cult band of reknown for years, but even after all this time, they are trying new things like taking guitars out of some songs completely, turning down offers to make more money, and loving their process more than ever.
27 Nov 2013
They were on the cusp of a mainstream breakthrough, but the synth-drenched pop woes of the Naked and Famous make for a sound to behold, and they tell PopMatters all about the insanity that has lead them to their long-awaited sophomore LP ...
03 Oct 2013
They started out under the shadow of the Pixies, but Kim Deal's band the Breeders not only became a beloved indie-rock staple, they also broke wide into the mainstream with Last Splash, now celebrating its 20th anniversary. Josephine Wiggs walks us through the album's creation, its new live legacy, and her feelings towards that little classic known as Pod.
13 May 2013
There are very few negative adjectives more brutally crippling than "pretentious". Very few can whittle away any pleasure from that description, and it’s often the kiss of death word when analyzing anyone’s artistic work.
28 Feb 2013
Blowback is a pop album for the ages because like any great pop effort, it's based in the pleasure principle, but here Tricky takes it completely seriously.
24 Jan 2013
Fans should reasonably expect very little, if any, new Nine Inch Nails output in the near or distant future. Which means now is as good a time as any to get a little retrospective when it comes to trying to figure out Trent Reznor's best work within the NIN framework.
21 Nov 2012
For the longest time, I’d auto-choose Nirvana's In Utero over its catchier predecessor Nevermind. It’s not embarrassing I chose In Utero for so long. But what is embarrassing is how I reached that conclusion.
30 Aug 2012
Rolling Stone's "Choose the Cover" contest has been too random and too inconsistent with everything the magazine has been promoting for the last 20 years or so to really take seriously.
02 Aug 2012
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