Remembering Things

9.24.19

The Crushing Despair of Notorious B.I.G's 'Ready to Die'

Twenty-five years after its release, the album's greatest legacy is Biggie's intuition about his future.

9.10.19

How Diana Ross, a Pasty, and a Public Boob Pat Enshrined Lil' Kim as a Legend

Twenty years ago today and long before Instagram, Diana Ross did the original double-tap on Lil' Kim's left breast.

8.16.19

The Story of the Very First Thing Securely Sold on the Internet

25 years ago, a college kid named Dan Kohn had the novel idea to let people buy things online. The first thing he ever sold was a Sting solo album.

7.17.19

Hype Williams Changed Hip-Hop Forever With These 10 Videos

Megan Thee Stallion is enlisting the help of legendary director Hype Williams for 'Fever: Thee Movie,' but his fingerprints have been on rap's visuals since the 90s.

4.2.19

We Talked to Woodstock Attendees About the 50th Anniversary Lineup

"I have no idea who most of these artists are, to be honest," one woman who was there in 1969 told Noisey.

3.14.19

Remembering 'Summerteeth,' the Album Where Wilco Became Wilco

'Summerteeth' turns 20 this week, and while it is a flawed album, it established the confessional lyrics and studio magic that would go on to become the band's signature.

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2.25.19

Prince's Final Top Ten Hit Is Pretty Creepy in Retrospect

Twenty-five years after reaching No. 3 on the Billboard Hot 100, “The Most Beautiful Girl In The World” feels complicated.

2.12.19

The Spectacular Failure of the World's Only Hard Rock Theme Park

Hard Rock Park boasted rides themed around Led Zeppelin songs and acid trips, but it closed after just five months, amid the 2008 financial crisis. Ten years later, we visited the abandoned site to find out how it went off the rails.

2.1.19

Skin from Skunk Anansie Will Always Be a True Original

We spoke to her about the lessons learned fronting a band that's been a haven for queer, angsty fans for 25 years.

1.29.19

40 Years Later, Robert Ashley's 'Private Parts' Is Still a Hilarious Mystery

The composer's recently reissued record is a spoken piece about philosophical abstractions with jokes about jerking off. There's still little else like it.

1.24.19

WHY? Look Back on 10 Years of ‘Alopecia,’ Their Beloved Accident

Four days on tour with Yoni Wolf and co., reflecting on the boundary pushing art-rap-rock(?) record that made them stars of a certain scene.

1.21.19

From Lana to Loski, Here's What You Might Have Missed Already This Year

Plus upcoming album releases by Fat White Family and Little Simz, the advent of a UK drill/bashment spin-off, and /that/ Soulja Boy interview.

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