Essays Archive

8 Apr 2020

Teenage Fanclub – A Musical Guide, Part 1

Teenage Fanclub is a Scottish band that has never gotten the recognition it deserves. And it’s a trend, really, for bands trying to come across the pond from Glasgow: From Del Amitri and the Cocteau Twins to
1 Apr 2020

Whatever Happened to the Sundays?

Remember the Sundays, the boot-wearing Smiths wannabees from London, England? At the height of the alternative scene in the 1990s, they were adored by fans all over the world, some of whom carried a huge crush on
27 Mar 2020

The Rise and Fall (and Rise) of the Cassette

When people think back on the 80s, they’ll think of neon, a Rubik’s cube, leg warmers, big hair, and maybe an artist or two such as Michael Jackson or some nondescript synth-playing new wave band. But for