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Brady Gerber

  1. superlatives
    The Best, Worst, and Exceptionally French of Phoenix, According to Thomas MarsOn Bill Murray, not being able to escape “1901,” and over 30 years of his band.
  2. superlatives
    The Best, Worst, and Weirdest of Gorillaz, According to Damon AlbarnThe Gorillaz mastermind explores its highs and lows and why the virtual band has never felt more ahead of the times.
  3. a long talk
    Fran Healy Still Believes in AmericaBut first, the Travis frontman would like a word with us.
  4. superlatives
    Mike Shinoda on the Legacy of Linkin Park’s Hybrid Theory 20 Years Later“The songs were like an outreach.”
  5. superlatives
    Lars Ulrich on Metallica’s Most Underrated and What Makes a Great DrummerThe legend on S&M2, the best drummers of all time, and Guitar Hero: Metallica.
  6. superlatives
    Brandon Flowers on the Best, Worst, and Most Misunderstood of the KillersAnd why he’ll always defend Sam’s Town.
  7. music
    Bringing Back Bright EyesConor Oberst returns, but this time he’s happy not to be in the spotlight anymore.
  8. superlatives
    Jason Mraz Picks the Best, Worst, and Most Tender of His 20-Year CareerIncluding why he doesn’t get mad when someone isn’t aware he has more songs than “I’m Yours.”
  9. as told to
    The Story Behind Every Song on Taylor Swift’s folkloreThe National’s Aaron Dessner walks us through the surprise record, how his songs compare to Jack Antonoff’s, and the mysterious William Bowery.
  10. a long talk
    ‘I Don’t Think Anybody Alive Can Tell Me What to Do’Willie Nelson at his most Willie Nelson.
  11. superlatives
    Randy Blythe on the Highs and Lows (and Riffs) of Lamb of GodFrom hearing “Redneck” in the strip club to the band’s most “Cookie Monster metal” song and more.
  12. musicians on their own music
    Brandy Clark, Country’s Secret Weapon, Saved Her Best Songwriting for HerselfThe Grammy-nominated country star on the highs and lows of her career, bouncing back from country radio, and running into Prince in the elevator.
  13. a long talk
    The Many Different Lives of Stephen MalkmusThe beloved frontman on his new solo album, defining folk, and what to expect from Pavement’s reunion shows.
  14. fall preview 2019
    Jeff Tweedy on the Best and Worst of Wilco“Oh I’ve got reservations / About so many things.”
  15. musicians on their own music
    The Most Notable Steve Gunn Songs, According to Steve GunnAlso featuring meditations on Bob Dylan, morning television, and why everyone always thinks he lives in a cabin in the woods.
  16. vulture lists
    Songs From 1975 for Fans of the 1975Connecting the dots between A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships and Gloria Gaynor. And Pink Floyd. And Aerosmith.
  17. supercut
    How to Listen to R.E.M.’s Final YearsThis supercut will get you through the band’s spottier years.