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Not Fade Away: It Wasn’t Just Music that Made Hole’s ‘Live Through This’ So Iconic

Released on April 12, 1994, Hole’s landmark Live Through This is an album that is inherently female, unforgivingly dark, and perfectly self-aware.

04/11/2014

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Not Fade Away: Rush’s Simple, Straight-Ahead Debut Turns 40

Before Rush were heralded as prog-rock deities, there was their debut album with original drummer John Rutsey, the most economic Rush album the band would ever make.

03/27/2014

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Not Fade Away: KISS’ Debut Album Turns 40

We talked to Gene Simmons about the album that started it all.

02/18/2014

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Not Fade Away: Kanye West’s ‘College Dropout’ Turns 10

Kanye West’s hunger for acknowledgement is insatiable. And ‘College Dropout’ was his first taste.

02/10/2014

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Not Fade Away: Green Day’s Flawless ‘Dookie’ Turns 20

With Not Fade Away, we take a look at the legacy of some of the greatest albums of the past few decades. Today we look at Green Day’s gigantic breakthrough ‘Dookie,’ which turned 20 this week.

01/31/2014

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Not Fade Away: Air’s ‘Talkie Walkie’ Turns 10

Nicolas Godin and Jean-Benoit Dunckel of Air look back on the band’s landmark 2004 full-length and like what they see.

01/27/2014

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Not Fade Away: Revisiting ‘Sabbath Bloody Sabbath’ & the Riff that Saved Black Sabbath

In 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.’

12/27/2013

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Not Fade Away: U2′s Landmark Live EP ‘Under A Blood Red Sky’ Turns 30

Their June 5, 1983, concert at the Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Colorado was an important moment that connected their underground roots and their Springsteen-ian ambitions.

11/25/2013

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Not Fade Away: Guns N’ Roses Covers Album “The Spaghetti Incident?” Turns 20 & Is Totally Not Bad

Guns N’ Roses’ “The Spaghetti Incident?” is one of the few covers albums in history to create any sort of real chatter.

11/22/2013

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Not Fade Away: Blink-182′s ‘Untitled’ Grows Up

“It was very forward for us, it was such an adventurous recording. That really felt good because we’d turned the corner from a pop-punk band to conceptual and progressive, um, punk band.”

11/15/2013

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Jay Z vs. G-Unit: A Comparison of ‘Beg For Mercy’ and ‘The Black Album’ 10 Years Later

And though three (G-Unit’s Lloyd Banks, Young Buck, and 50 Cent) against Jay Z may appear an unfair fight, rest assured a former underdog like H.O.V.A. probably would like his odds.

11/14/2013

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Not Fade Away: Billy Idol’s ‘Rebel Yell,’ 30 Years After MTV Brought It to the Masses

If 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 the very end.

11/11/2013

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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.

10/29/2013

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Not Fade Away: The Strokes’ ‘Room on Fire’ Turns 10

After dominating the indie rock world with their storied debut, the Strokes had to compete with the band’s own shadow while recording second full-length, Room on Fire, which turns 10 this week.

10/28/2013

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Not Fade Away: Pearl Jam’s ‘Vs.’ Turns 20

‘Vs.’ set records in the week and a half it took to sell 1.3 million copies in October 1993, and coupled with Nirvana’s feminist-minded In Utero a month earlier, it was the moment where those two bands overlapped most in popularity and political-mindedness.

10/18/2013

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Not Fade Away: Elton John’s ‘Goodbye Yellow Brick Road’ – His Ultimate Album?

In Not Fade Away, we take a look at the legacy of some of the greatest albums of the past few decades as they celebrate significant anniversaries. Here, we focus on Elton John’s ‘Goodbye Yellow Brick Road,’ his double album which yielded a number of classics from raging rockers, gorgeously sad ballads and his funkiest moment ever. The album turns 40 this week.

10/07/2013

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Not Fade Away: ‘Speakerboxxx/The Love Below’ Was OutKast’s Last Conversation

The rap duo’s 5th album — a double split LP — tried to follow up ‘Stankonia.’ It may have been the last time André 3000 and Big Boi really spoke to each other.

09/23/2013

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