Bryan Wawzenek is a freelance journalist who writes for Diffuser.fm and Ultimate Classic Rock. He learned more from a three-minute record than he ever learned in school. His mind is racing, as it always will. Don't start him talking, he could talk all night. The sunshine bores the daylights out of him. Don't touch him, he's a real live wire. Most things he worries about never happen anyway. But he's been smiling lately, thinking about the good things to come.
30 Years Ago: The Pogues Make Their Masterpiece With ‘If I Should Fall From Grace With God…
After a longer-than-expected delay, the Pogues recorded a rollicking, multi-dimensional album that became known as their greatest work.
35 Years Ago: Nena Soars to Pop Stardom with ’99 Luftballons’
When German new wave band Nena released their debut album in 1983, they had little idea of the worldwide success they would score with one of the LP's tracks.
Diffuser’s Top 25 Songs of 2017
We're counting down the best alternative rock and pop songs of the year, including tracks from Arcade Fire, Queens of the Stone Age, Fleet Foxes and Spoon.
Diffuser’s Top 25 Albums of 2017
We're counting down the best alternative rock records of the year, from Queens of the Stone Age and St. Vincent to Fleet Foxes and LCD Soundsystem.
40 Years Ago: The Jam Show Growth, Still Slump With ‘This Is the Modern World’
Only a few months after releasing their debut LP, the Jam were back in the studio making the follow-up, which encountered a dour reaction in November 1977.
Up Where They Belong? How Rockers Transitioned to Adult Contemporary
The phrase “Adult Contemporary” might as well be an epithet to rock fans.
45 Years Ago: Lou Reed Becomes a Top 40 Star With ‘Transformer’
“If Bowie’s doing Lou, and if Lou’s doing Bowie, Lou’s still doing Lou.”
35 Years Ago: Dead Kennedys Slow It Down, But Still Rage on ‘Plastic Surgery Disasters’
The Dead Kennedys sought to present a more diverse – if still frantic – musical palette on 'Plastic Surgery Disasters.'
35 Years Ago: Siouxsie and the Banshees Pull a Classic Out of Chaos With ‘A Kiss in the Dr…
The Banshees endured management problems, experimented in the studio and did plenty of drugs on the way to making 1982's 'A Kiss in the Dreamhouse.'
30 Years Ago: Sinéad O’Connor Channels Rage Into Her Debut Album, ‘The Lion and the Cobra’
As a young woman, Sinéad O’Connor was running towards a career in music as much as she was running away. She wrote, recorded and produced her debut LP in 1987.
40 Years Since ‘Never Mind the Bollocks': Where Is Everybody Now?
We’re taking a look at what happened to everyone involved in the Sex Pistols’ one (and only) studio album in the years since its 1977 release.
20 Years Ago: Flaming Lips Demand Listeners’ Involvement on ‘Zaireeka’
Were the Flaming Lips about to flame out? A confluence of events in the mid-’90s made it look like the Oklahoma psychedelic rockers might be done for.