Alternative History

Gimme Gimme Shock Treatment: Ramones Albums Ranked

Ramones is the most important punk-rock band of all time: sorry, Sex Pistols, and The Clash. The Ramones’ albums are ranked as some of the finest music that the punk genre has to offer. At their best, The Ramones made it all seem so easy. Perhaps it was because…
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Pixies Albums Ranked

Pixies was heard by very few people without leaving an impression. Nearly all of the important alternative-rock bands claimed them as an inspiration. The band’s best albums are still ranked highly. Pixies is the benchmark for an entire genre of music. David Bowie…
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The Strokes Albums Ranked

The Strokes are, depending on who it is that you ask, the saviors of rock n’ roll or cleverly marketed worshippers of the past. Regardless, the band’s albums, notably the debut “Is This It,” are consistently ranked as some of the best albums made in…
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The Story & Meaning Behind Radiohead's Creep

Radiohead’s “Creep” presented the group as would-be challengers of Nirvana to the crown of grunge music. It’s no wonder that the British band quickly outgrew it. But what was the meaning behind the powerful song anyway? And, how did a band know for…
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Red Hot Chili Peppers Albums Ranked

Red Hot Chili Peppers is one of the biggest bands in alternative rock history. But it hasn’t always been easy. Line-up changes, delayed success and personal demons have all threatened to derail the California group. The payoff, however, involves RHCP albums and…
Alternative History

Radiohead Albums Ranked

Radiohead has been, since the early 1990s, possibly the most revered alternative-rock band in the world. New albums are global events, fans dissect lyrics, and critics pour over their collective admiration. It couldn’t have happened to a nicer… and stranger…