Hall of Fame

Company Flow Funcrusher plus 20th anniversary

Company Flow’s ‘Funcrusher Plus’ was an epochal, inimitable debut

A look back at an underground hip-hop catalyst on its 20th anniversary.

Ice Cube Amerikka's Most Wanted Hall of Fame

Ice Cube’s AmeriKKKa’s Most Wanted was a pivotal cry for social justice

After NWA, Ice Cube took a step in an entirely new direction.

Yo La Tengo I Can Hear the Heart

Yo La Tengo’s I Can Hear the Heart Beating As One set a benchmark in indie rock

At 20, the New Jersey trio’s classic album remains a high water mark for indie rock.

Atari Teenage Riot Burn Berlin Burn

Atari Teenage Riot’s Burn, Berlin, Burn! started a digital hardcore riot

The German trio’s U.S. compilation might have been the most punk album of the ’90s.

Elliott Smith either or Hall of Fame 20th anniversary

Elliott Smith’s either/or is a statement of artistic freedom and cautious optimism

There’s real emotion on Elliott Smith’s landmark 1997 album; there’s also a musical genius having fun.

Heatmiser Mic City Sons

Heatmiser’s ‘Mic City Sons’ built a bridge to Elliott Smith’s solo albums

How an ending for an underrated band segued into the rise of a great solo artist.

Nebraska Suicide

Nebraska: How Suicide influenced Bruce Springsteen’s dark masterpiece

At the peak of Bruce Springsteen‘s Born in the U.S.A. fame in 1984, he appeared…

Jay Z Reasonable Doubt

How Jay Z’s Reasonable Doubt launched a hip-hop legacy

“Who do you think you are? Baby one day, you’ll be a star…” Jay Z…

David Bowie Station to Station Hall of Fame

Hall of Fame: David Bowie’s Station to Station

A look back at an innovative transitional album on its 40th anniversary.

Swans White Light from the Mouth of Infinity

Hall of Fame: Swans – White Light from the Mouth of Infinity

A look at a powerful reclamation of artistic vision, 25 years later.

Hall of Fame: The Pharcyde – Labcabincalifornia

A critical and commercial disappointment; a hip-hop classic.

Brian Eno Another Green World

Hall of Fame: Brian Eno – Another Green World

A look back at an album that changed music forever, on the year of its 40th anniversary.

Little Brother The Minstrel show

Hall of Fame: Little Brother – The Minstrel Show

Hanif Abdurraqib takes a look at the Little Brother The Minstrel Show legacy, and its importance in hip-hop.

Replacements Tim

Hall of Fame : The Replacements – Tim

A look back at the band’s classic album on its 30th anniversary, just as the band bows out again.

Genesis Duke Hall of fame

Hall of Fame: Genesis – Duke

One of the last best Genesis performances before they fully went pop.

The Noise Made By People Broadcast

Hall of Fame: Broadcast – The Noise Made by People

As Broadcast’s stunning debut turns 15, we look back on what made it magic.

Talking Heads Fear of Music

Hall of Fame: Talking Heads – Fear of Music

On its 35th anniversary, we revisit the classic third album by Talking Heads.

Beastie Boys Paul's Boutique

Hall of Fame: Beastie Boys – Paul’s Boutique

The Beastie Boys’ classic album turns 25, making it a perfect time to look back at what makes it a masterpiece.