It's 4/20. You've absolutely got to get the Beatles into your life.
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.
With just four chords and unintelligible lyrics, Nirvana stirred a tidal wave of grunge that crashed over the mainstream and forever altered the pop landscape.
When the people who create the soundtracks to our lives leave us, the personal moments they were a part of immediately come back into focus.
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.
Death Cab for Cutie gradually ascended the indie underground with delicate melodies and vulnerable lyrics that have become more and more complex over time.
In the spirit of Animal Collective's insatiable adventurism, we bring you all their full-length albums ranked.