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David Bowie – Reflecting on the 50th Anniversary of “Aladdin Sane”

Apr 20, 2023 By Austin Saalman

Perhaps the strongest release of his iconic “glam rock” phase, which spanned from roughly 1971 to 1974, David Bowie’s sixth studio album Aladdin Sane serves as a divine culmination of his various creative aspirations. Described by Bowie at the time of its release as “Ziggy under the influence of America,” Aladdin Sane was heavily influenced by Bowie’s extensive U.S. tour in support of his monumental mainstream breakthrough The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars, released the previous June. More

R.E.M. - Reflecting On The 40th Anniversary Of “Murmur”

Apr 13, 2023 By Ian Rushbury Web Exclusive

1982 was a turning point for R.E.M. That year, the Athens, Georgia-based four-piece teamed up with producer Mitch Easter to release an EP, Chronic Town, which showcased a dramatic improvement in the band’s burgeoning skills. But this would just be a taste of what was to come the following year. In 1983, R.E.M. delivered something truly magical with their proper full-length debut, Murmur. More

Violent Femmes - Reflecting on the 40th Anniversary of “Violent Femmes”

Apr 13, 2023 By Ian Rushbury Web Exclusive

Situated among other greats from 1983 like ZZ Top’s Eliminator and Def Leppard’s Pyromania, the Femmes’ self-titled debut record sticks out like the sorest of thumbs. Violent Femmes was not “produced,” it was “recorded” with none of the tomfoolery which nails much of the music from that era to a precise moment in time. More

20% Off Subscriptions This Week as Under the Radar’s New Issue is Shipping Soon

Mar 23, 2023 By Mark Redfern

Under the Radar’s new print issue (Issue 71) is shipping out soon and to encourage readers to subscribe or resubscribe before it’s sent out, we are offering 20% off subscriptions this week. More

Tom Waits – Reflecting on the 50th Anniversary of “Closing Time”

Mar 06, 2023 By Austin Saalman

Three years prior to the release of his critical and commercial breakthrough Small Change, Tom Waits signed with Asylum Records and released his boozy, nocturnal, and ultimately low-key debut Closing Time. More

Pink Floyd – Reflecting on the 50th Anniversary of “The Dark Side of the Moon”

Mar 01, 2023 By Austin Saalman

With the release of The Dark Side of the Moon, Pink Floyd’s penetrating exploration of madness and excess, the influential English rockers were catapulted from a revered psychedelic act to an international phenomenon. More

Sundance 2023: Five More Films to Check Out

Feb 06, 2023 By Kaveh Jalinous Web Exclusive

Here are some additional films worth checking out, as selected by Kaveh Jalinous, UTR’s critic who covered the festival beyond the many we’ve already profiled. More