Alternative History

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: Funky Monks

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…
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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…
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Top 10 Red Hot Chili Peppers Songs

Top 10 Red Hot Chili Peppers songs are a bit like pearls down in the ocean. It’s full of them down there. But you probably don’t need more than ten of them to be happy. Am I confident that I will be able to choose the ten finest, most elite tracks out of the…
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10 Best Interpol Songs

Interpol looked like a band before they ever sounded like one. They were stylish New Yorkers determined to bring the darkness and mystery of post-punk to modern rock. Swept up in the 2000s rock revival, the best Interpol songs are anthems for a new generation. Interpol…
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Best Nu Metal Bands

Nu-metal bands have a reputation for writing big, dumb-rock music. Well, so did The Ramones or Motorhead, and music critics could geek on their songs all day. With time having softened the general opinion about the baggy jean, and backward-cap-wearing 2000s bands, it’s…
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Best Cage the Elephant Songs

Cage the Elephant is a one-band party guerilla who makes the blues sound like the Olympics Opening Ceremony, and grand alt-rock songs feel like anthems to self-loathing. The Kentucky band wears many highly colorful hats, and they nab hits like they’re Elvis in the…
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Arctic Monkeys Albums Ranked

Arctic Monkeys are the fulfillment of the collective dreams of British rock critics and music fans. They’re a guitar band that writes clever three-minute singles, they dress nice and haven’t ditched their English accents yet. Arctic Monkeys’ albums ranked…