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The Killers – Reflecting on the 10th Anniversary of “Battle Born”

Sep 19, 2022 By Austin Saalman

Among its decade’s most underrated releases, The Killers’ fourth studio album Battle Born arrived in the aftermath of the group’s brief hiatus, eschewing the glitz and glamor of 2008’s hit-and-miss Day & Age and picking up where 2006’s heartland rock extravaganza Sam’s Town left off six years prior. More

Bloodstone – Reflecting on the 50th Anniversary of Their Self-Titled Debut Album

Sep 19, 2022 By Austin Saalman

Having begun as a teenage doo wop outfit in Kansas City, Missouri, Bloodstone gracefully evolved into a radical force within the era’s burgeoning progressive soul movement, embracing elements of pop, funk, and psychedelia, and emerging as leading architects of the funk rock fusion genre. More

House of the Dragon: A Character Primer

Aug 15, 2022 By Stephen Danay Web Exclusive

An introduction to the nine principal characters of House of the Dragon and how the show may, or may not, change series creator George R.R. Martin’s source material, taken from his in-universe history book, Fire & Blood, Volume I. More

My Chemical Romance – Reflecting on the 20th Anniversary of “I Brought You My Bullets…”

Jul 22, 2022 By Austin Saalman

Among third wave emo’s most commercially successful groups, My Chemical Romance emerged with a fury from New Jersey, the state itself being fertile ground for the post-hardcore and emo scenes, having birthed such major genre acts as Midtown, Thursday, and Senses Fail, as well as the lesser known but equally deserving Armor for Sleep and Hidden in Plain View. More

Wolf Alice – Their 12 Best Songs

Jul 21, 2022 By Andy Von Pip

With three critically acclaimed albums, three EPs, and 20 or so singles, England’s Wolf Alice have come a long way since founding members Ellie Rowsell and Joff Oddie met online and began performing at open mic sessions. They officially became Wolf Alice in 2010, taking their name from the story of Wolf-Alice as featured in Angela Carter’s modern feminist classic The Bloody Chamber. More

The Flaming Lips – Reflecting on the 20th Anniversary of “Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots”

Jul 15, 2022 By Austin Saalman

Oklahoma City-based neo-psychedelic rockers The Flaming Lips had been recording music together for nearly 20 years prior to the release of their critically acclaimed 10th studio album Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots. More

Spiritualized – Reflecting on the 25th Anniversary of “Ladies and Gentlemen, We Are Floating in Spac

Jul 01, 2022 By Austin Saalman

One of popular music’s most fascinating breakup records, English space rock group Spiritualized’s third album Ladies and Gentlemen, We Are Floating in Space affectingly explores the coldest annals of human loss and longing, weaving together a saga of somnolent heartache and soft perseverance. More

David Bowie – Reflecting on the 50th Anniversary of “The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust…”

Jun 16, 2022 By Austin Saalman

The apocalypse, as predicted throughout much of art and literature, is to be an extravagant event: the ultimate destruction of an inherently flawed planet, a bombastic pageant of thunder and hellfire, the huddling populace its unwilling centerpiece. David Bowie, while recording his fifth studio album during a tumultuous era not dissimilar to our own, surely recognized this, as the late rock icon’s vision of the end times arrived sprinkled with glitter and wound in spandex. More

Roxy Music – Reflecting on the 50th Anniversary of “Roxy Music”

Jun 16, 2022 By Austin Saalman

A seminal year in glam, 1972 yielded the releases of David Bowie’s The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars, T. Rex’s The Slider, and Lou Reed’s Transformer, each record advancing the evolving sound of rock and steering youth culture away from the earthy optimism of the previous decade, ushering in an era in which popular culture’s eschatology was dictated by sexuality, decadence, and high fashion. More