The two-part formula for ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’ was putting a darker spin on very conventional melodies and employing a lot of dynamics.
It’s time for one of my favorite genres: the end-of-year listicle. So before we shift our attention to 2018, let’s reflect on some of the best music to come out in 2017.
We’re children of the ‘90s. We need an enemy-crushing soundtrack, and we need it to rock. Vast Asteroid has got us covered.
Maybe you understood U2 to be vaguely spiritual or quasi-Christian-but-who-really-knows. Listen to these songs again, and reconsider.
Weezer’s last two records were high quality, and there’s a chance the hot streak continues with their upcoming release, ‘Pacific Daydream,’ which drops on Friday.
In 2014, Tom Petty was responsible for one out of every 40 rock songs heard on the radio. That likely has not changed much.
The indie-rock band’s greatness extended beyond controversial moroseness into an abundance of humor, literary inspiration, and musicality in its songs.
Bob Dylan’s Nobel Prize acceptance speech makes a solid case that he loves classic literature, absorbs its messages, and sends those messages back out again through his songwriting.
The Allman Brothers pioneered the sounds that define Southern and jam rock, and without Gregg Allman, who died Saturday, the band and genre would never have become so popular.
Chris Cornell leaves behind an incredible body of work and a legacy contemporary artists will find hard to match.
The whole idiom of rock would have been different if not for the influx of fantasy themes and imagery made possible by J.R.R. Tolkien’s seminal publishing event.
Radiohead’s latest album offers a return to form for the ever-evolving band, as well as an opportunity for introspection.
Prince’s ‘America’ deserves to be one of the handful of classics played every Independence Day and as crowds mill around waiting for politicians to speak.
The difference between songwriting and poetry is encapsulated into ‘For No One,’ which is still the best composition of the best songwriter of our time.
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