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Rewind Sub Pop 30

Revisiting The Woods: A Look Back at Sleater-Kinney's 2005 Album

Sleater-Kinney's 2005 album The Woods is a highlight of Sub Pop's vast catalog, as well as a complex finale to the band's initial tenure. KEXP looks at the album's continued relevance and layers of critique.


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Rewind Sub Pop 30

Dum Dum Girls and the End Of Daze, Not the End Of Days

Hell and heartbreak run deep through Dum Dum Girls' End Of Daze, perhaps the band's finest work. As a part of the Sub Pop 30 count-up, we revisit this landmark EP in the band's catalog.


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Definitely Shaking and Daring To Be Great: Thoughts on Death Cab For Cutie’s Something About Airplanes 20 Years Later

In conjunction with the 20th anniversary of Death Cab For Cutie's 1998 session on KCMU, KEXP looks back on the band's remarkable debut which also came out two decades ago next month.


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Dispatches From the Edge of Panic: 30 Years of Public Enemy's It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back

Public Enemy's It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back is a timeless, powerful document of righteous aggression centered around the oppression of the African-American people. Martin Douglas explores the album's themes of blackness and why the album is just as resonant today as it was three ...


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Examining Death Cab for Cutie's Narrow Stairs 10 Years Later

On the heels of the 10-year anniversary of Death Cab for Cutie's sixth studio album, we look into the criminally underrated Narrow Stairs.


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Eric’s Trip Turned Failed Romance into a Lo-Fi, Break-Up Masterpiece with Love Tara

We take a second look at Eric's Trip's debut Love Tara, the drama behind the LP, and why it remains a timeless classic as we celebrate Sub Pop's 30th anniversary.


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Choking on the Craving: The Thermals - More Parts Per Million at Fifteen

Fifteen years ago today, the Thermals released their bratty, cheaply-recorded, excellent debut album. The anxiety, lovesickness, and inexhaustible catchiness of More Parts Per Million make it a minor classic sometimes lost in the shuffle of great lo-fi rock albums.


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Destiny Protect Me: Radiohead’s Pablo Honey Turns 25

Radiohead's debut might not be a fan favorite, but 25 years later it's a remarkable look back at the starting point of what would become an iconic act.


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Ghosts and Holy Spectacles: In The Aeroplane Over The Sea at 20

How Jeff Mangum’s seminal record became haunts us today and became part of the Internet conscious


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