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2004 Stories by Annie Zaleski

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  • Marrying the Mainstream

    published December 23, 2004

    In 2004, the line between indie and mainstream rock disintegrated even faster than Britney Spears's quickie Vegas marriage. Vinyl obsessives... More >>

  • Marrying the Mainstream

    published December 23, 2004

    In 2004, the line between indie and mainstream rock disintegrated even faster than Britney Spears's quickie Vegas marriage. Vinyl obsessives... More >>

  • Jimmy Eat World

    published November 11, 2004

    Futures often conjures the hookfests of the Goo Goo Dolls. This is hardly a pejorative comparison, emo elitists: Before vocalist Johnny... More >>

  • Follow Your Snows

    published October 7, 2004

    Certain musicians change their sound to capitalize on trends and curry mainstream favor. How else to explain Ethel Merman's 1979 disco album,... More >>

  • The Prodigy

    published September 30, 2004

    The Prodigy came of age when big pants and even bigger beats reigned supreme in England, but the band became known to most Americans in 1997 with... More >>

  • Boys Do Cry

    published August 12, 2004

    When Robert Smith commissioned his nieces and nephews to scribble the artwork for the Cure's new self-titled album, he had three simple requests:... More >>

  • Screaming Fidelities

    published June 10, 2004

    Dear Chris Carrabba: Hi, this is Annie. Um, I feel kind of weird writing this letter to you. I interviewed you a few weeks ago, and I don't... More >>

  • //Radiotakeover Tour, with the Beautiful Mistake, Anatomy of a Ghost, Emery and the A.K.A.'s

    published April 29, 2004

    It's tempting to think that the //Radiotakeover Tour (subtitled "Dance or Die!") might feature the hottest Gang of Four clones bringing the funk... More >>

  • Dweebs Shall Inherit the Earth

    published April 22, 2004

    When it comes to the rock-radio airwaves, forget well-coiffed hipsters or impeccably attired starlets. These days, the geeks have inherited the... More >>

  • The Sounds

    published April 22, 2004

    Swedish firecrackers the Sounds may wield synths as deftly as any new wavers, but their punkish metal stems from a very different place. Just chat... More >>

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