Whether you accept the term or not, this thing called post-rock encompasses some of the most exciting albums of the last 25 years. From stone-cold classics to unsung obscurities, here are the 30 you need to hear. CR
With seven albums recorded over a 26-year career, Tortoise are practically establishment figures. Prior to the Slint and GY!BE reunions, Tortoise were the tentpole band for early attendees of ATP festival (RIP), and they continued to fly the flag for the genre through the 2000s. Tortoise never had the mystique of a band like Talk Talk or the sonic power of an outfit like Mogwai, but no band operating in the post-rock sphere stretched the boundaries of the genre in quite the same way.
It was because of all this rock history that the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Foundation ultimately chose Cleveland over other cities like New York, San Francisco, Memphis, and Chicago as the home for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame museum.
Traditionally, LMSD school names reflect the history of their geographic location. The name Black Rock Middle School was chosen in recognition of the distinct formations of black rocks in the area that the Indigenous Lenni Lenape people used to make tools and other implements.
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This Memorial Day Weekend, the Home of Rock and Roll conducted its annual countdown of the top 500 songs of all time. The countdown also coincided with the 45th anniversary of the first time WPDH signed on the air as a rock station in the Hudson Valley. This year's #1 pick caused quite a stir. Here's the full list for anyone who wants to see where their favorite song wound up on the ultimate list. 2b1af7f3a8