Some #longreads as you enjoy the cool autumn weather…
This weekend marks the tenth anniversary of the release of Wolf Parade’s Apologies to the Queen Mary, and considering we named this site after a lyric from the album, we think this is a rather significant milestone. Even after hundreds and hundreds of spins, the album still captivates our attention and remains one of our favorites. We may write our own appreciation in the future, but for now, feel free to read Stereogum’s appreciation of this classic album.
Fans of grunge will be glad to see that they have plenty to read this weekend. First, Chris Cornell has an extensive interview with The Stranger, and second, Alternative Nation has drummer Barrett Martin’s liner notes for the reissue of Sweet Oblivion from the Screaming Trees, one of the best and most underrated albums of the 90’s.
Finally, Pitchfork takes a look at the effect that Kanye West’s left turn with 808s & Heartbreak had on contemporary hip-hop.