Original features about indie rock and alternative music.
R.E.M.'s Farewell: Answering Five 'Collapse Into Now' Questions
UCR contributors debate the album's musical merits and speculate about the band's future (or lack thereof).
69 Times Rock Music Made 'Stranger Things' Even Stranger
The Clash, Peter Gabriel and the Police are just some of the many artists to be featured in the show.
The Best Song From Every Radiohead Album
They started in one place, ended up another. These great tracks tell how they got there.
Top 10 Tool Songs
Which tracks best represent this complex, ever-evolving group?
14 Secretly Cruel Soft Rock Love Songs
Don't be fooled by these songs. They sting.
Annotating the Influential ‘Rushmore’ Soundtrack
We're exploring all of the songs, many of them from the British Invasion, that Wes Anderson employed in his 1998 movie.
The Best Song From Every David Bowie Album
He tried on many personas over his long career, and tested out various styles. Which tracks are the most essential?
Top 10 Tracks Sung by R.E.M.'s Mike Mills
He's a perfect foil – and, when the song is just right, a smart choice to take over the mic.
True Blue: The Band Behind the Blues Brothers
Here's a guide to the talented musicians who backed "Joliet" Jake and Elwood Blues.
5 Reasons John Prine Should Be in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
He became an underground sensation, a hit-music maker and then a huge influence on successive generations of singer-songwriters.