Deerhoof always sound like they're about to fly off the rails, and their unhinged interplay thrives throughout their first live album.
Pearl Jam were reconfiguring themselves as a band whose ambitions transcended traditional measures of success, and that meant making a record on their own shifting terms.
On the occasion of Björk's 50th birthday, we peel away the 'magic' and explore a career full of the most inventive music of the past three decades.
Joy Division became New Order after the death of Ian Curtis and released 'Movement,' an album that ultimately represents a split in the indie rock family tree.
When album covers are truly great, they can be works of art in their own right that inform and interact with the music they're meant to represent.
Although the influential emo outfit broke up in the middle of recording their second album, Sub Pop gave it an all-pink cover and released it as 'LP2.'
If perfect pop records are like novels, 'Loveless' is a novel with the last 10 pages ripped out.
With a different name but an unmistakeable sound, Mookie Blaylock (aka Pearl jam) made a pit stop on their way to superstardom at Seattle's Off Ramp Cafe on October 22, 1990.
Stickles talked with Maron about the making of 'The Most Lamentable Tragedy.'
It was 15 years ago this week that Zach de la Rocha walked away from Rage Against the Machine, but they helped inspire a new era of political antagonism in music.