Published: Mon, 23 Jan 2017 11:10:59 +0000
2017-01-23T11:10:59ZHere's how humbug hipsters stuck at family gatherings can commandeer the stereo and not upset the seasonal apple-cart.
2017-01-23T11:10:59ZTally your time-signatures! A guide to the essential, indispensable math-rock records.
2017-01-23T11:10:59ZWe debate the question that has plagued mankind for centuries: what do 'alternative' and 'indie' actually really mean? And is it just the same thing?
2017-01-23T11:10:59Z10 records, no singing. Well, almost. Ten of the brightest lights shining in post-rock's instrumentalist darkness.
2017-01-23T11:10:59ZWest Germany in the 1970s was a fertile time for progressive, mind-altering music.
2017-01-23T11:10:59ZThe '77 UK punk explosion has long been wildly overrated. It was everything that came after that was truly revolutionary.
2017-01-23T11:10:59ZYour guide to the confusing basics of Alternative Music. Just remember: there are no dumb questions.
2017-01-23T11:10:59ZSlow, sad, frighteningly quiet: a rollcall of classic 1990s LPs from these masters of the spartan.
2017-01-23T11:10:59ZGiven the climate of reissues and reformations, it's no longer ironic to call these records 'classic indie-rock.' Here are the ten best.
2017-01-23T11:10:59ZThe greatest ever indie record labels.
2017-01-23T11:10:59ZTen bizarre, embarrassing, and much-remembered underground live-shows that have endeared their own, modern-day mythology.
2017-01-23T11:10:59ZEver wondered where's the best place to start for a Fall neophyte?
2017-01-23T11:10:59ZHome taping didn't kill music, it revolutionized it. Here's 10 classic home-made records committed straight to analogue tape.
2017-01-23T11:10:59ZThe radical records that broke the mold, moved music forward, and influenced generations of artists to come.
2017-01-23T11:10:59ZA look at the ragged instrumentalists and jazz-schooled dorks that've made up post-rock's wordless movement.
2017-01-23T11:10:59ZDon't know your shoegaze from your space-rock? Your twee from your C86? Read on to discover the peculiar secrets of all those baffling genre names.
2017-01-23T11:10:59ZFrom Young Marble Giants to The Smiths to Galaxie 500, here's ten awesome Rough Trade LPs, from the golden age of indie.
2017-01-23T11:10:59ZDewy, dreamy, distorted guitar. Mumbled, barely-there vocals. It's ten classic shoegaze LPs, from MBV on down...
2017-01-23T11:10:59ZThe best 30 albums from the first 30 years of the all-conquering indie powerhouse.
2017-01-23T11:10:59ZThe Scottish outfit have had a long (and brilliant) career of sterling pop songs. Here are the ten best.
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2017-01-23T11:10:59ZThe defining entries in any alternative record collection. The iconoclasts whose singular sound has shaped a whole generation of underground acts.
2017-01-23T11:10:59ZFrom Boogarins to Weaves, Haerts to Vår, Béisbol to Wampire, here's indie music's Class of 2013.
2017-01-23T11:10:59ZThe moment My Bloody Valentine issued their third album, 2013 was a great year for indie music.
2017-01-23T11:10:59ZTeen pin-up turned avant-garde recluse. The strange music and even stranger life of Scott Walker.
2017-01-23T11:10:59ZFrom studio perfectionists to singular idealists, with a host of rockbands in between, here's ten figures of infinite influence.
2017-01-23T11:10:59ZIn an era of retromania, are the any bands left that aren't reforming? Gladly, there are...
2017-01-23T11:10:59ZSufjan Stevens is an artist defined by his ambition.
2017-01-23T11:10:59ZCrack out your Shrimper cassettes! It's a history lesson in the lo-fi movement.
2017-01-23T11:10:59ZWhen the Dinosaur Jr honcho obtusely let his bassplayer go, Barlow turned around and aired his grievances in a series of Sebadoh songs.
2017-01-23T11:10:59ZRiot-grrrl's righteous indignation of sloganeering politics produced a run of raucous, rocking records.
2017-01-23T11:10:59ZIgnored, reviled, or 'lost' on their original release, these obscure LPs eventually proved hugely influential.
2017-01-23T11:10:59ZThese unique, unusual, underground albums sound thrilling, strange, and amazing to this day. They're the best 'Obscure' albums lurking in popular music's fringes, inspiring many with their abundant artistry and individuality.
2017-01-23T11:10:59Z40 people were there, 4000 claim they were. A look at one of the most legendary, influential gigs in modern music history.
2017-01-23T11:10:59ZRanging from portraits of cult heroes (Roky Erickson) and global icons (Radiohead), here are the greatest music documentaries of all-time.
2017-01-23T11:10:59ZEnglish electronic act Broadcast presided over a brilliant career of beautiful, strange, eerie songs.
2017-01-23T11:10:59ZTired of records that sound like random collections of files? Here's 20 LPs of singular theme and sustained narrative.
2017-01-23T11:10:59ZThough it'll be forever associated with grunge, Seattle's legendary Sub Pop Records has reinvented itself in the new millennium, presiding over an eclectic lineup of increasingly-successful acts. Here're 10 picks from the label's first 20 years.
2017-01-23T11:10:59ZThe background, beginnings, and developments of Justin Vernon, also known as Bon Iver.
2017-01-23T11:10:59ZThe disappearance and return of the narcotic balladry of the 90's platinum band- Mazzy Star.
2017-01-23T11:10:59ZA look at the fleeting flourish of folk-revival revivalists who've redreamt the imaginary hippy utopia for the new century.
2017-01-23T11:10:59ZThe life and times of a carrot-top'd, concept-album-obsessed Canadian fiddler who once called himself Final Fantasy.
2017-01-23T11:10:59ZThe most distinctive, most striking, most lauded album covers in indie music history.
2017-01-23T11:10:59ZThe guitarist of the Scottish post-rock heroes is howling.
2017-01-23T11:10:59ZFor many, Neu!'s debut 1972 LP served as the unofficial birthplace of the krautrock movement.
2017-01-23T11:10:59ZBands from all over the world are heading to Austin for SXSW. From Boogarins to Vaadat Charigim, here's 10 you better not miss.
2017-01-23T11:10:59ZBaltimore-based duo Beach House's slow, droney, comedown dream-pop has legions of listeners analyzing it for meaning. But the band's Alex Scally isn't one of them.
2017-01-23T11:10:59ZChronicle of Jason Pierce's grandiose gospel-space-rock-soul outfit Spiritualized, from post-Spacemen 3 beginnings to his near-death experiences.
2017-01-23T11:10:59ZParenthetical Girls' album 'Entanglements' is an ambitious, impressive orchestral epic. Here, frontman Zac Pennington spills the beans on its making.
2017-01-23T11:10:59ZThe third Vampire Weekend album makes the band's most varied, divisive, daring work.
2017-01-23T11:10:59ZThe later days of Built to Spill: a long hiatus, a love of basketball, a detached retina, and a hard-earned reputation as indie-rock elder statesmen. Page 2.
2017-01-23T11:10:59ZLaetitia Sadier discusses the state of Stereolab, and the state of the modern world, on the eve of her beloved band's ninth album.
2017-01-23T11:10:59ZTheresa Wayman feels out the emotions running deep in Warpaint's debut LP.
2017-01-23T11:10:59ZBiographical history of Animal Collective, the shape-shifting American outfit who's earned a reputation as one of the new millennium's most important musical acts.
2017-01-23T11:10:59ZBrooklyn's preppiest, poppiest indie outfit has made a career of bright melody and slight controversy.
2017-01-23T11:10:59ZDave Longstreth's project has gone from bedroom four-tracking to six-piece blow-out in a march from obscurity to popularity.
2017-01-23T11:10:59ZThe VW frontman defends himself against charges of cultural appropriation.
2017-01-23T11:10:59ZOn the sixth National album, Matt Berninger ruminates on the lure of heaven.
2017-01-23T11:10:59ZWith Vampire Weekend, The National, and Neko Case on the docket, the 2014 Best Alternative LP nominees are weirdly good...
2017-01-23T11:10:59ZPost Primavera meltdown, Nathan Williams talks about being the most hated man in the blogosphere.
2017-01-23T11:10:59ZJulianna Barwick recorded her 4th LP in Iceland, but it sounds like it was made on a cloud.
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2017-01-23T11:10:59ZThe most entertaining indie-rock Tweeters.
2017-01-23T11:10:59ZPortland's Blitzen Trapper play a peculiar brand of Americana, and their leader has particular thoughts on the state of America itself.
2017-01-23T11:10:59ZIn Austin for SXSW 2014? Here's ten bands, from Connections to Seoul to Solids, you best keep your eye on.
2017-01-23T11:10:59Z'In Conflict' finds the Arcade Fire fiddler ditching concept-record fantasies for sentiment, songs, and sequencing stitched with conflict.
2017-01-23T11:10:59ZAn in-depth look at the harmony-draped folk-pop experimentalists.
2017-01-23T11:10:59ZIsaac Brock's adventures with The Pixies, God, jail, Johnny Marr, and chart-topping success.
2017-01-23T11:10:59ZRachel's cinematic post-rock reached a high watermark on this series of haunting seascapes.
2017-01-23T11:10:59ZThe National's perpetually-pounding drummer talks about dealing with the weight of expectations on 'High Violet'.
2017-01-23T11:10:59Z'Loud City Song' finds the Los Angeles composer writing songs for the metropolis.
2017-01-23T11:10:59ZTasked with following up 2011's Whokill, Merrill Garbus's third Tune-Yards LP is both more anthemic and more anxious.
2017-01-23T11:10:59ZNo Age's fourth album explores unexpected soundscapes, using noise as a compositional tool.
2017-01-23T11:10:59ZWalker's unquestioned masterpiece is an uneasy mixture of MOR balladry, lyrical savagery, and hesitant avant-gardism.
2017-01-23T11:10:59ZBiography of the kings of lo-fi slackerdom, as told by Stephen Malkmus and Spiral Stairs
2017-01-23T11:10:59ZFrom Tune-Yards to Sun Kil Moon to Angel Olsen, here's the highlights of another awesome year in indie music.
2017-01-23T11:10:59ZThe director-turned-musician's second LP boasts buzzing-fly bar-blues that doesn't measure up to his cinema.
2017-01-23T11:10:59ZFor lovers of shoegaze, where to turn after My Bloody Valentine and Slowdive? Chapterhouse, my friends.
2017-01-23T11:10:59ZLong before he went off the rails, Phil Spector marshaled his wall-of-sound behind the all-time classic Christmas LP.
2017-01-23T11:10:59ZChronicle of the life and times of the fallen angel of disco-as-art, New York cellist and home-recording scientist Arthur Russell.
2017-01-23T11:10:59ZPolly Jean Harvey's scorching debut LP introduced the world to a shocking talent of melodic intent and poetic ambition.
2017-01-23T11:10:59ZThe intently political Canadian co-op authored the blueprint for cinematic, apocalyptic post-rock.
2017-01-23T11:10:59ZThe life-and-crimes of A. Pink: home-taping enthusiast turned unexpectedly-influential indie music sage.
2017-01-23T11:10:59ZTired of tepid 'women in rock' lists? Here's ten fiery heroines that blazed radical new musical trails.
2017-01-23T11:10:59ZAfter penning his wildly-successful 'Autobiogaphy,' Morrissey returns to music-making armed with emboldened self-obsession.