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David Bowie | The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars [40th Anniversary Edition]

Bowie's greatest album? Depends on the day. Canonically, however, this is and will always be a BFD: an archetype of alternative commercial rock, the primo platter of the so-called glam era; and arguably the best record ever made about apocalypse, interp
Virgin/EMI (2012)
By ZETH LUNDY  |  June 08, 2012

Active Child is preaching from the choir

Since the invention of music, dudes have been harnessing their natural singing talents for one specific purpose: to pick up babes.
Urban hymns
By LUKE O'NEIL  |  May 11, 2012

Death Cab for Cutie | Keys and Codes

Generally, Ben Gibbard is indie rock's ├╝ber-dork godfather. But here he just sounds like a dork.
Atlantic (2011)
By RYAN REED  |  December 02, 2011
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Pantha du Prince | XI Versions of Black Noise

Outright blandness is the worst sin in all of art.
Rough Trade (2011)
By REYAN ALI  |  May 06, 2011