Cover Stories: Smashing Pumpkins, ‘Siamese Dream’
The little girls on the cover of Smashing Pumpkins' 1993 breakthrough were immortalized as friends forever. But who are they? And are they still so close?
Cover Stories: Muse, ‘Absolution’
If you ever thought the artwork for Muse's 2003 full-length looks a lot like a classic Pink Floyd album cover, there's a good reason for that.
15 Years Ago: The New Pornographers Debut With ‘Mass Romantic’
The Canadian indie rock supergroup emerged during the first year of the 21st century with a power pop sound rooted deeply in the past.
When Nirvana Unplugged For MTV and Created Another Landmark Album
On Nov. 1, 1994, Nirvana released one of the decade's definitive albums, 'MTV Unplugged in New York.'
Cover Stories: Neutral Milk Hotel, ‘In the Aeroplane Over the Sea’
What connects Neutral Milk Hotel and R.E.M.? You're looking at it.
13 Years Ago: Pearl Jam Release the Artsy and Experimental ‘Riot Act’
Adrift in mid-career doldrums, Pearl Jam grappled with devastating loss and political angst by releasing one of their most muscular and weird albums.
Cover Stories: Beck’s Design-Your-Own Artwork for ‘The Information’
For his 2006 album, Beck provided fans with blank graph paper, a bunch of stickers and the ability to create a cover the same sort of way he manipulates music.
20 Years Ago: Alice in Chains Release Their Self-Titled Third Album
Just as their music was moving further away from darkness, Alice in Chains released what would end up being their final album with frontman Layne Staley.
The 31 Most Disturbing (Non-Heavy Metal) Album Covers Ever [NSFW]
While it's almost expected of metal bands to push the envelope when it comes to album artwork, it's a little more shocking when other bands do it.
19 Years Ago: Wilco Venture Off the Beaten Alt-Country Path With ‘Being There’
For their second album, Jeff Tweedy and Wilco moved further from their roots in Uncle Tupelo and released a 19-song collection as eclectic as it was ambitious.
How R.E.M. Moved on Without Bill Berry on ‘Up’
Bill Berry's departure marked a whole new direction for R.E.M. Were their fans ready for it?
20 Years Ago: Blind Melon Singer Shannon Hoon Dies of a Drug Overdose
It's been two decades since the world lost Shannon Hoon. We take a look back on the life and untimely death of Blind Melon's charismatic singer.