17 Years Ago: Wilco Release Their Studio Triumph ‘Summerteeth’
During the spring of 1999, Wilco released their most elusive album, but one that signaled an intricate and intentionally ambiguous new direction.
16 Years Ago: Smashing Pumpkins Release the Underrated ‘Machina/The Machines of God’
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.
Who Is Really the Next Bob Dylan? We Rank 28 Contenders
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?
23 Years Ago: Radiohead Debut With the Uneven But Prescient Blueprint ‘Pablo Honey’
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.
Worst to First: Every Death Cab for Cutie Album Ranked
Death Cab for Cutie gradually ascended the indie underground with delicate melodies and vulnerable lyrics that have become more and more complex over time.
Worst to First: Every Animal Collective Album Ranked
In the spirit of Animal Collective's insatiable adventurism, we bring you all their full-length albums ranked.
Worst to First: Every My Morning Jacket Album Ranked
From the shambling Americana of their early albums through their increasingly audacious sonic excursions, My Morning Jacket have written a story of steady change.
Groundhog Day: The 16 Best Bands That Came Back Again (and Again)
In honor of Groundhog Day (the holiday, but mostly the Bill Murray flick), we bring you the 16 best bands that couldn't stay together, then couldn't stay apart.
Cover Stories: Smashing Pumpkins, ‘Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness’
Like musical notes, the individual elements on the cover of Smashing Pumpkins' 1995 opus are relatively meaningless on their own – but together, they tell a beautiful story.