Michael Gallucci is the senior editor at Ultimate Classic Rock. His previous gigs include editor-of-chief at Diffuser.fm, managing editor of Cleveland Scene and writing about music and movies for All Music Guide, American Songwriter, the A.V. Club, Goldmine, M Music & Musicians, Paste, Spin, the Village Voice and other publications and websites.
40 Best Punk Albums
It can be argued that punk rock started back in the '60s, when a bunch of kids holed up in their parents' garage and bashed out two chords on their guitars and shouted into a taped-together microphone.
5 Reasons Radiohead Should Be in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Radiohead made the short list of nominees for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in their first year of eligibility.
30 Years Ago: The Smiths Release Their Last Album, ‘Strangeways, Here We Come’
The Smiths knew the end was near.
Top 10 Grant Hart Husker Du Songs
Husker Du were a band of shifting and ever-growing personalities, influences and styles.
25 Years Ago: Tom Waits Gets Apocalyptic and Dark on ‘Bone Machine’
Tom Waits always sounded like he was getting ready for the end of the world, even when he was doing that jazzy beatnik thing in the '70s.
Prince Dusts Off ‘Tick, Tick, Bang’ for ‘Graffiti Bridge': 365 Prince Songs in Year
Throughout his long and prolific career, Prince would tirelessly construct certain songs only to abandon them before anyone else ever got to hear them.
INXS Albums Ranked in Order of Awesomeness
Like many bands that came of age during New Wave's peak years, INXS didn't stick around in one place for too long.
Prince Channels James Brown, Gets Funky and Raw on ‘Gett Off': 365 Prince Songs in a Year
Prince entered the '90s bearing little resemblance to the Prince who entered the '80s.
Husker Du Albums Ranked in Order of Awesomeness
Husker Du made only six albums during their brief career, which lasted less than 10 years.
Sonic Youth Albums Ranked in Order of Awesomeness
There are moments in Sonic Youth's catalog where fundamental song structures are nowhere to be found, no matter how hard you look.