22 Years Ago: Beastie Boys Kick It Root Down With ‘Ill Communication’
With old-school rhyme schemes, lo-fi punk, a little Latin flavor and a lot of their trademark pop culture snark, Beastie Boys unleashed a mid-'90s masterpiece.
20 Years Ago: Sublime Frontman Bradley Nowell Dies From a Heroin Overdose
In 1996, Sublime became one of the biggest bands on the planet after the release of their self-titled major label debut. But Bradley Nowell was already gone.
Blink-182 to Reissue ‘Enema of the State’ on Limited Edition Vinyl
The 1999 pop-punk classic will be available on translucent blue vinyl in June.
Digable Planets Realign for Summer Reunion Tour
Influential '90s hip-hop trio Digable Planets have announced they'll play nine dates between May and August.
20 Years Ago: Rage Against the Machine Reemerge More Ferocious Than Ever With ‘Evil Empire’
Rage could've come and gone like so many of the rap-metal clones that swam in their wake. Instead, they came back angrier, tighter and more brilliant than ever.
Album Review: Weezer, ‘The White Album’
Weezer's tenth album is like a 'Star Wars' sequel: You hope it reminds you of the early stuff and avoids the trappings of the iffy follow-ups. But does it?
20 Albums You Won’t Believe Turn 20 in 2016
Wedged between the decline of grunge and the emergence of nu-metal, 1996 was a banner year for innovative and eclectic music. Now prepare to feel old.
20 Years Ago: Green Day Retaliate With ‘Insomniac’
Green Day followed up the massive mainstream success of 'Dookie' with an antagonistic pop-punk album that hearkens to their earliest underground roots.
20 Years Ago: No Doubt’s ‘Tragic Kingdom’ Sparks a Ska-Punk Frenzy
With an eclectic, third-wave ska sound and a whole lot of Gwen Stefani, No Doubt changed the face of mainstream rock.
15 Years Ago: Green Day Prove Punks Can Grow Up on ‘Warning’
In the midst of a wave of pop-punk they helped prompt, Green Day embraced the pop side of the equation with their sleek and slower sixth album.
20 Years Ago: Oasis Release the Britpop Masterpiece ‘(What’s the Story) Morning Glory?’
The second album from Oasis didn't just crown them kings of Britpop, it put the brothers Gallagher atop the entire rock world.