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Albums of the Month: March 2017

The Rolling Stones drown in sex, drugs, and rock and roll to produce the genre’s greatest album, The Clash announces the ending of rock music by envisioning a future in which it is mixed with other styles, Tom Waits celebrates the darkest aspects of life by going primal and swimming in its sewage, and Pink Floyd writes a rock opera on human relations and the isolation that stems from their rupture.

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Albums of the Month: February 2017

Pavement throws its biggest curveball, the Arctic Monkeys combine hip-hop tendencies with Black Sabbath distortions, R.E.M. explores the darkest depths of the South, and The Kinks build a bridge between American and British rock music.

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Albums of the Month: January 2017

Weezer produces a masterpiece out of a total nervous breakdown, Pulp strips sex out of all its romance to reveal its awkwardness, Neil Young sinks to new lows due to his unedited prolificness, and The Stooges manage to put their ferocity on a record.

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Albums of the Month: December 2016

Metallica finds solid rehabilitation, The Rolling Stones locate the fountain of youth, Joy Division floats amidst a vacuum of sadness, and The Replacements give rebels and outcasts their greatest musical statement.

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Albums of the Month: November 2016

AC/DC mourns the loss of Bon Scott by releasing their best album, Green Day goes back to their leaner kind of pop punk, Suede amplifies the magnitude of their dramatic tendencies with a cinematic album, and Tom Waits paints nightlife with his music.

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Albums of the Month: October 2016

The Pixies reconnect with their punk aura without abandoning their newfound inclinations for straight pop-rock, The Kills exploit the darkest spectrum of their minimalism, CNSY conquer the folk rock world, and Grinderman shows Nick Cave going back to his wild brutal post-punk roots.

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Albums of the Month: September 2016

Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds turn to minimalistic instrumentation and find an overwhelming moving masterpiece in the aftermath of tragedy, Midnight Oil continue trying to find a center and come across a very good album on the way, Pearl Jam debuts with grunge grandiosity, and Haim displays its pop influences.

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