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28 Years Ago: R.E.M. Kicks Off the ‘Green’ World Tour
The Green tour marked many firsts for the band.
35 Years Ago: The Waitresses Cook Up a New Wave Gem With ‘Wasn’t Tomorrow Wonderful?’
Despite starting off as a goof, the Waitresses have come to be respected as enduring, beloved innovators.
30 Years Ago: The Smiths Play Their Final Concert
A benefit for Artists Against Apartheid at London's Brixton Academy on Dec. 12, 1986 turned out to be the final performance of the Smiths.
Duran Duran Albums Ranked in Order of Awesomeness
We've ranked all 14 of Duran Duran's studio albums, and the mostly live 'Arena.'
30 Years Ago: Duran Duran Regroups and Finds New Paths Forward on ‘Notorious’
After the departure of two members, Duran Duran moved in a new direction on 'Notorious.'
The Unique History of Suzanne Vega’s ‘Tom’s Diner’
For a simple a capella song, Suzanne Vega's hit "Tom's Diner" has a complex history.
35 Years Ago: Men at Work Become Stars With ‘Business as Usual’
Men at Work's debut took a while to break in the U.S., but made up for it by staying at No. 1 for 16 weeks.
30 Years Ago: XTC Finds Pop Perfection with ‘Skylarking’
XTC had the biggest hit of their career with 'Skylarking.'
35 Years Ago: The U.K. Launches the ‘Home Taping Is Killing Music’ Campaign
The British Phonographic Industry looked to convince the public of the dangers of dual-cassette decks.
The Human League Found New Direction, Changed New Wave With ‘Dare’
One of new wave's first great triumphs, the Human League's 'Dare' was a sparkling display of futuristic synthpop.