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The Who's 'Tommy' Is 50, So Here Are Nine More Essential Rock Operas
Roger Daltrey, Pete Townshend, and Co. may have introduced the world to the form, but they were far from the first—or last—to tell stories with bombast.
Christelle Bofale's Watery Rock Songs Are What Forever Sounds Like
The Austin-based songwriter draws on the Congolese music she heard growing up to make boundless, flowing songs on ‘Swim Team.’
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The Guide to Getting into The Cramps, Garage Rock's True Freaks
Poison Ivy, Lux Interior, and their cast of collaborators left behind a legacy of heavy, horny, and horrifying songs. Here's where to start.
The Glow’s Fuzzy Debut Album Ponders the Big Questions
Written both before and after the breakup of his beloved band LVL UP, Mike Caridi’s ‘Am I’ considers old memories and existential questions.
Vampire Weekend's New Album Is All Over the Place, In the Best Way
The newly minted trio took six years to follow-up a No. 1 record and a Grammy. 'Father of the Bride' is shaggy, psychedelic, and wonderfully strange.
Brace Yourself for the Frenetic Punk of Japan’s Otoboke Beaver
The Kyoto quartet premieres their new album 'ITEKOMA HITS' in full before its April 26 release.
After Wax Idols, Hether Fortune Is Better Off Alone
Having abruptly disbanded her primary creative outlet for nearly a decade, the songwriter is now working by herself, at her own pace.
Drahla’s Abstract Punk Songs Are Ecstatic About the Everyday
The squalls of noise in songs like "Pyramid Estate" show a band willing to dig beneath the surface.
Dublin’s Rising Guitar Bands Are Too Loud to Ignore
From Fontaines D.C.'s poetic punk to bands like Just Mustard and The Murder Capital, the Irish capital (and its surrounding towns) is turned all the way up.
Watch Weezer's Wonderfully Ramshackle Tiny Desk Concert
They play new jams, rarities, and old hits in the NPR office.
Whoa, The National Are Back Already
A new album called 'I Am Easy to Find' and a short film are out May 17. The band also shared a single and a trailer for the Mike Mills-directed visual that stars Alicia Vikander.
David Bazan Remembers Everything
On 'Phoenix,' Pedro the Lion's first album in 15 years, the songwriter looks back on his Pentecostal childhood, reflecting on freedom, escape, and connection.
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