If there's a lesson to be learned from Pearl Jam's antagonistic 2006 album, it's that sometimes you have to be angry before you can ever be happy.
Back in 1991, the eternal alternative underdogs from Milwaukee updated their early sound and gave the world their vision of "American Music."
By 1996, Dolores O'Riordan and the Irish outfit had become ubiquitous on alternative radio. But their third album signaled the beginning of the end.
Damon Albarn and Blur drew from England's rich musical past to create a witty and poignant postmodern masterpiece that defined the Britpop era.
Fishbone were already underground L.A. legends when they recorded their third album, but their funk-metal masterpiece proved far more influential than successful.
The story behind the strained creation and unconventional release of Wilco's landmark fourth album has ascended to the level of postmodern folklore.
A generational creative force and a seemingly ageless pop culture iconoclast, Prince seemed to be immortal. And, in a way, he actually is.
Bringing darkness to pop (or the other way around), U.K. post-punks Siouxee and the Banshees simultaneously became goth icons and dance club sensations.
The Milwaukee trio emerged from the indie underground in 1983 with a folk-punk cult classic that's become a timeless soundtrack wherever there's teen angst.
Every year it seems to get cooler and cooler to hate Record Store Day.