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The Beastie Boys' 'Check Your Head': A Look Back at their Genre-Smashing ClassicThe trio incorporated hardcore punk, psychedelic rock, and spirituality, but still had some great hip-hop jams.
U2's 'Pop': A Look Back at Their Most Misunderstood Album"Discotheque," for example, isn't about a disco. It's about the elusive nature of love.
Red Hot Chili Peppers: A Look Back at 'Blood Sugar Sex Magik' 25 Years LaterWith "Give It Away," "Under the Bridge" and "Breaking the Girl," it brought the club act to the arena level, where they've stayed for a quarter century.
Guns N Roses' 'Use Your Illusion': A Look Back at Izzy Stradlin's ContributionsIzzy Stradlin', who left the band right after the albums, wrote, co-wrote and sang some of the best GNR songs, and it wasn't the same without him.
Pearl Jam: How They Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Their BandThis weekend, they celebrate anniversaries of two very different albums: "Ten" and "No Code."
Not Fade Away: Metallica's 'Black Album' Turns 25: Why It Was So ImportantThey slowed the tempo down, hired a commercial rock producer and did a love song. Metallica was no longer playing by the rules.
Sublime's Self-Titled Album Turns 20: The Album That Almost Wasn'tOver the course of several interviews we discovered that "Doin' Time" almost never came to be, that producer David Kahne almost quit, and that the album almost never saw the light of day.
Not Fade Away: It Wasn't Just Music that Made Hole's 'Live Through This' So IconicReleased on April 12, 1994, Hole's landmark Live Through This is an album that is inherently female, unforgivingly dark, and perfectly self-aware.
Not Fade Away: It Wasn't Just Music that Made Hole's 'Live Through This' So IconicReleased on April 12, 1994, Hole's landmark Live Through This is an album that is inherently female, unforgivingly dark, and perfectly self-aware.
Not Fade Away: Revisiting 'Sabbath Bloody Sabbath' & the Riff that Saved Black SabbathIn Not Fade Away, we take a look at the legacy of great albums as they celebrate significant anniversaries. Here, we look back at Black Sabbath's fifth album, 1973's 'Sabbath Bloody Sabbath.'
Billy Idol's 'Rebel Yell,' 30 Years After MTV Brought It to the MassesIf you were one of the fortunate households to have MTV in late 1983 and through 1984, you knew every inch of Billy Idol. It was in those nascent years of the channel that Idol's career was launched, and an album took him from clubs at the first start of the tour, to stadiums at end.
Not Fade Away: 10 Years Later, How Death Cab For Cutie Broke Through with 'Transatlanticism'A lot of people write about Transatlanticism in the framework of The O.C., but that's a narrative that is like congratulating Nike for their hard work on Michael Jordan's legacy.

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