Frontman Isaac Brock was only 20 when Modest Mouse recorded their proper debut, but he already wielded an intense world weariness that belied his youth.
Dave Grohl knew from the start what he wanted the Foos' 2011 album to be: a pure and simple rock statement that cuts straight to the pleasure center.
Sparked from the embers of the withering riot grrrl scene, a thoroughly postmodern trio from the Pacific Northwest unleashed the most innovative punk album of 1996.
Like the gnarled and surreal trees on its cover, the first album from Seattle indie outfit Band of Horses is both earthen and unearthly.
As Motion City Soundtrack prepare for one final tour together, we commemorate the fan favorites from Minneapolis who served as torchbearers of millennial emo.
Radiohead's sophomore effort transcended everything the British band had done to that point and signaled the beginning of their bold, new direction.
During the spring of 1999, Wilco released their most elusive album, but one that signaled an intricate and intentionally ambiguous new direction.
By the time (what was left of) Smashing Pumpkins finished 'Machina,' the album became a summation of alt-rock at the turn of the millennium.
It's almost a rite of passage for an emerging singer-songwriter to be dubbed "the next Bob Dylan." But are there any modern musicians who actually deserve the title?
There's a lot wrong with Radiohead's first effort, 'Pablo Honey.' But without it, we wouldn't have any of the trailblazing music the band would go on to unleash.