Bryan Wawzenek is a freelance journalist who writes for Diffuser.fm and Ultimate Classic Rock. He learned more from a three-minute record than he ever learned in school. His mind is racing, as it always will. Don't start him talking, he could talk all night. The sunshine bores the daylights out of him. Don't touch him, he's a real live wire. Most things he worries about never happen anyway. But he's been smiling lately, thinking about the good things to come.
10 Years Ago: MGMT Go From College Goofs to Rock Stars on ‘Oracular Spectacular’
MGMT weren't even a band anymore when the duo were offered a record deal. Less than two years later, they were being celebrated as pop hitmakers.
35 Years Ago: Dire Straits Turn Back the Clock on ‘ExtendedancEPlay’
In direct contrast to his band's heavily produced recent work, Mark Knopfler spearheaded this breezy 1983 EP.
40 Years Ago: XTC Make ‘White Music’ on Their Debut
In 1978, XTC wanted to name their first LP 'Black Music,' but were talked out of the idea because U.K. listeners might think they were buying a soul record.
15 Years Ago: The Postal Service’s Debut Single Pushes Them to ‘Such Great Heights’
Before it became an indie favorite, was woven into 'Garden State,' and soundtracked so many commercials, 'Such Great Heights' introduced the Postal Service.
30 Years Ago: The Pogues Make Their Masterpiece With ‘If I Should Fall From Grace With God’
After a longer-than-expected delay, the Pogues recorded a rollicking, multi-dimensional album that became known as their greatest work.
35 Years Ago: Nena Soars to Pop Stardom with ’99 Luftballons’
When German new wave band Nena released their debut album in 1983, they had little idea of the worldwide success they would score with one of the LP's tracks.
35 Years Ago: Eurythmics’ ‘Sweet Dreams’ Become Reality
The second LP from Annie Lennox and Dave Stewart's duo, and its blockbuster single, made the duo instant synthpop stars.
Diffuser’s Top 25 Songs of 2017
We're counting down the best alternative rock and pop songs of the year, including tracks from Arcade Fire, Queens of the Stone Age, Fleet Foxes and Spoon.
Diffuser’s Top 25 Albums of 2017
We're counting down the best alternative rock records of the year, from Queens of the Stone Age and St. Vincent to Fleet Foxes and LCD Soundsystem.
20 Years Ago: Home Video Brings ‘Closure’ to Nine Inch Nails’ First Decade
'Closure' consisted of two videotapes, one documenting Nine Inch Nails' Self Destruct and Further Down the Spiral tours and the other collecting 14 music videos.