The Dean of American Rock critics also takes on albums from Desaparecidos, Mekons, Better Oblivion Community Center, and more.
2002's "Read Music, Speak Spanish" is still a reminder that you can sing about anti-capitalism and make it beautiful.
Even Against Me!'s Laura Jane Grace gets burned alive.
People were cruel to the Bright Eyes frontman early on, but over many years and dozens of albums, he's proven his status as a legacy artist.
An interview with Conor Oberst and Matt Baum about the triumphant return of the elusive Omaha band.
Holy freaking crap, it's been one helluva year for music. We attempt to name some of our favorites. And yes, we know, we missed some.
"City on the Hill," in color and worldwide.
Listen to "The Underground Man."
Here's what the Noisey editors were listening to this week while hopelessly chasing their dreams.
The story of Felipe Peréz, a communications specialist reportedly kidnapped by a Mexican drug cartel, and forced into a shadow hacker squad that engineers the gang's hidden radio network.
Mexico's Attorney General has confirmed that human remains found in a river in Cocula, Guerrero, were those of Alexander Mora, one of the missing 43 Ayotzinapa students.
Six people are dead and more than 40 missing after members of a municipal police force allegedly opened fire on buses traveling through southern Mexico.