The Posies, ‘Every Kind of Light’ (Rykodisc)

On the list of vastly underrated '90s bands, ones that got pummeled into the turf by ferocious grunge also-rans, the Posies hold a lofty perch.
By: Peter Gaston / July 25, 2005

Quasimoto, ‘The Further Adventures of Lord Quas’ (Stones Throw)

For Otis Jackson Jr., life is what happens to you while you're busy making beats. As Quasimoto (and his alter egos, Madlib, DJ Rels, and…
By: SPIN Staff / July 21, 2005

Fountains of Wayne, ‘Out of State Plates’ (Virgin)

Glib little show-offs that they are, power-pop whizzes Adam Schlesinger and Chris Collingwood surround the expected covers (a moody version of Britney's "...Baby One More…
By: Keith Harris / July 19, 2005

Ryan Adams & the Cardinals, ‘Cold Roses’ (Lost Highway) Sufjan Stevens, ‘Illinois’ (Asthmatic Kitty)

Ah, the lure of the open road -- a central tenet of American mythology since Tom Joad rolled down dirt trails in his Ford-tough SUV.
By: Will Hermes / July 14, 2005

B.C. Camplight, ‘Hide, Run Away’ (One Little Indian)

Our world is full of sad singer-songwriters, and B.C. Camplight (ne Brian Christinzio) is one of the latest in the line-up. His debut album, Hide,…
By: Jenna Payne / July 13, 2005

Slim Thug, ‘Already Platinum’ (Star Trak/Geffen)

Slim Thug already had his name in the credits of two mix-tape heatseekers (his own "3 Kings" and Mike Jones' "Still Tippin'") by the time…
By: Chris Ryan / July 12, 2005

System of a Down, ‘Mezmerize’ (American/Columbia)

System of a Down's breakthrough album, Toxicity, hit stores on September 4, 2001, and within eight days, the "selfrighteous suicide" mentioned on hit single "Cho…
By: Keith Harris / July 7, 2005

Various Artists, ‘Six Feet Under: Everything Ends’ (Astralwerks)

Six Feet Under is a hard show to watch. Just when things seem to be going well for any of the consistently harried characters, some…
By: Jessica Grose / July 6, 2005

Audioslave, ‘Out of Exile’ (Interscope/Epic)

Aren't you sick of hearing about how Seattle's liberal latte-lickers don't understand Cheyenne's conservative lager-lifters? I humbly suggest, my fellow Americans, that it's time to…
By: Andrew Beaujon / July 5, 2005

Various Artists, ‘Live From Iraq’ (4th25 Entertainment)

Welcome to the ceaseless conflict, one not unlike that described in Public Enemy's "Black Steel in the Hour of Chaos," Mobb Deep's "Survival of the…
By: Jeff Chang / June 30, 2005
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