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How It Felt to Be Something On: Thoughts on the 20th Anniversary of Sunny Day Real Estate's Third LP

Writer Ian King reflects on Sunny Day Real Estate's How It Feels to Be Something On as the album turns 20 years old this month.


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KEXP's Top 20 Barsuk Albums of All Time (1-5)

Sub Pop isn’t the only Seattle-based label enjoying a landmark anniversary this month: Barsuk Records turns 20 this weekend, and KEXP is counting down their Top 20 albums.


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KEXP's Top 20 Barsuk Albums of All Time (6-10)

Sub Pop isn’t the only Seattle-based label enjoying a landmark anniversary this month: Barsuk Records turns 20 this weekend, and KEXP is counting down their Top 20 albums.


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KEXP's Top 20 Barsuk Albums of All Time (11-15)

Sub Pop isn’t the only Seattle-based label enjoying a landmark anniversary this month: Barsuk Records turns 20 this weekend, and KEXP is counting down their Top 20 albums


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KEXP's Top 20 Barsuk Albums of All Time (16-20)

Sub Pop isn’t the only Seattle-based label enjoying a landmark anniversary this month: Barsuk Records turns 20 this weekend, and KEXP is counting down their Top 20 albums


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Rewind Sub Pop 30

Double Take: Revisiting Shabazz Palaces' 2017 Quazarz Parallel Albums

On Double Take, KEXP's dynamic duo of Martin Douglas and Dusty Henry explore the great double-albums in history by each focusing on one part's musical, lyrical, and historic themes. First up are the parallel albums released by Shabazz Palaces on the same day in 2017: Quazarz: Born on a Gangster S...


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A Hood Pedigree of Syndicates and Felonies: A Look at Shabazz Palaces' Lese Majesty

In this edition of Rewind, Martin Douglas explores Shabazz Palaces' odyssey-like sophomore album, which surveys its environment with more street savvy than the group is often given credit for.


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Rewind Sub Pop 30

Revisiting The Woods: A Look Back at Sleater-Kinney's 2005 Album

Sleater-Kinney's 2005 album The Woods is a highlight of Sub Pop's vast catalog, as well as a complex finale to the band's initial tenure. KEXP looks at the album's continued relevance and layers of critique.


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Rewind Sub Pop 30

Dum Dum Girls and the End Of Daze, Not the End Of Days

Hell and heartbreak run deep through Dum Dum Girls' End Of Daze, perhaps the band's finest work. As a part of the Sub Pop 30 count-up, we revisit this landmark EP in the band's catalog.


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Definitely Shaking and Daring To Be Great: Thoughts on Death Cab For Cutie’s Something About Airplanes 20 Years Later

In conjunction with the 20th anniversary of Death Cab For Cutie's 1998 session on KCMU, KEXP looks back on the band's remarkable debut which also came out two decades ago next month.


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Dispatches From the Edge of Panic: 30 Years of Public Enemy's It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back

Public Enemy's It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back is a timeless, powerful document of righteous aggression centered around the oppression of the African-American people. Martin Douglas explores the album's themes of blackness and why the album is just as resonant today as it was three ...


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Examining Death Cab for Cutie's Narrow Stairs 10 Years Later

On the heels of the 10-year anniversary of Death Cab for Cutie's sixth studio album, we look into the criminally underrated Narrow Stairs.


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