Alternative History

Aerosmith Albums Ranked: Get the Lead Out

Aerosmith, when the dust of history has settled, may go down as the ultimate American rock band. Yes, plenty of groups drank from the same wellspring of inspiration. But there’s just something unique about the quintet’s chemistry that makes their albums some of…
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Under a Blood Red Sky: U2 Albums Ranked

U2 saw filled arenas and hit singles, whereas other groups saw three-chord punk just as a way to play their local bar on a Saturday night. Their ambition was infectious. U2’s albums are consistently ranked as some of the best ever made. Critics loved them. Most…
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Ramones Albums Ranked: Gimme Gimme Shock Treatment

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: Debaser

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…