Our collective of curators and music experts share insights to help us explore the themes that define the most controversial decade in rock music history.
One album, that's all! Our roundtable discusses favorite, overlooked, forgotten bands and artists that only managed one album in the 1990s
On the 1999 album Blue, Third Eye Blind expanded their radio friendly sound, but did grander ambition lead result in a sophomore slump?
New Order entered the 90s with a number one record, then split into three different directions, but did it help revitalize the band?
We dive into the 90s phenomenon known as Pop Punk and discuss the distinct sounds, the bands, the albums, and legacy of this Punk offshoot
We revisit the albums of '99, discuss hidden gems, forgotten flops, and long lasting favorites from the last year of the 20th century
In the mid 90s, Aerosmith had fully rebounded from the early 80s exile by saturating radio and MTV, but did Armageddon undo it all?
Dayton, Ohio may be the birthplace of aviation, but it's also the home of Guided By Voices, The Breeders, Brainiac and more
In the 90s, the Power Pop resurgence etched some mainstream success while firmly holding onto its underdog origins
Side Projects! We check out the long list of artists getting creative outside their main band to share our faves, flops and more
One of the most successful bands of the 00's got their start leaning on the Pixies and Guided By Voices, we revisit the 90s origins of Spoon
Who are our favorite drummers of the 1990s? Who has been underappreciated or overshadowed? What fills and beats keep us air drumming?
U2 were critical darlings and wildly successful in the 80s, entering the 90 wanting to reinvent their sound, but did they go to far?
Spacehog scored a massive hit single off their debut, but their follow-up failed to chart, is it a sophomore slump worth revisiting?
How do you get gear to gigs with no band van? Get your band noticed in a sea of competition? Avoid getting randomly attacked on the street?
What is Desert Rock? A scene? A sound? We chat with the Desert Age filmmaker to understand what made it so unique.
We revisit the albums of 1998 that stood the test of time, that we discovered years later, that didn't hold up, and much more
After rising to fame in the 70s, the 80s were less kind to the band, who shed the makeup but 90s were a whole different story.
On the follow-up to their teenage debut, Silverchair fattened the sound but not the sales, we try to figure out what happened.
With The Replacements and Husker Du, the twin cities were an 80s punk rock mecca , but the story of the 90s is much deeper.
What is alternative country an alternative to? Country? Rock?
From charity comps to label samplers, the 1990s may have been the peak decade for compilation albums.
The 60s had Clapton and Hendrix, the 70s had Page and Blackmore, the 80s had Eddie, now it’s time to christen the guitar gods of the 90s.
TV soundtracks that surpassed the show and the one’s that were HUGE at the time but maybe haven’t aged all that well.
Duran Duran were one of the most successful artists of the 80s. However, they entered the 90s on the decline.
American Thighs went platinum with three charting singles but did they falter with the followup?
Slide into a booth at the Rainbow as we explore sights and sounds of Los Angeles in the 1990s.
We look back at the origins of Electronica, revisit four pivotal albums from 1997, and how this all evolved into the ‘00s.
1997 might be remember as the year pop returned to US radio and MTV, but Radiohead, Foo Fighters and more released career defining albums
We talk with author Paul Zollo about Tom Petty in the 1990s.
Bush brought Steve Albini on board to produce their sophomore album Razorblade Suitcase, a slump or worth redeeming?
Our latest Digging Your Scene takes us to Boston, home of the Pixies, Dinosaur Jr and many more that made the city a vibrant 90s scene.
Scotty Morris of Big Bad Voodoo Daddy talks Swingers, the 1999 Super Bowl and the arc of swing music in the 90s.
Cranberries, Live, Blues Traveler, Hootie & The Blowfish and more sold millions and dominated radio in the 90s only to disappear in the '00s
We discuss which artists had successfully second acts in their careers and who couldn't escape their previous band's shadow.
We're talking the evolution of Metal in the 1990s, from Metallica to Helmet, Ozzy to Tool, and Kyuss to Pantera