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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 ...
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.
We take a second look at Eric's Trip's debut Love Tara, the drama behind the LP, and why it remains a timeless classic as we celebrate Sub Pop's 30th anniversary.
Fifteen years ago today, the Thermals released their bratty, cheaply-recorded, excellent debut album. The anxiety, lovesickness, and inexhaustible catchiness of More Parts Per Million make it a minor classic sometimes lost in the shuffle of great lo-fi rock albums.
Radiohead's debut might not be a fan favorite, but 25 years later it's a remarkable look back at the starting point of what would become an iconic act.