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50 Years of Music: 1996 – Coolio - "Aww Here It Goes"

This week, we’re celebrating the year 1996. KEXP’s Roddy Nikpour tells us how the late and great Coolio was his first exposure to hip-hop … thanks to a theme song he wrote for a show on Nickelodeon.


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50 Years of Music: 1999 – Fiona Apple - "Paper Bag"

As KEXP celebrates its 50th anniversary, we're looking back at the last half-century of music. Each week in 2022, KEXP pays homage to a different year and our writers are commemorating with one song from that year that resonates with them. This week, we’re celebrating the year 1999 and Rachel Steve…


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50 Years of Music: 1990 – Jane's Addiction - "Three Days"

The end of 2022 marks the end of KEXP’s 50th anniversary celebration. Each week, we’re looking back at one year over the last 50 years of music. This week, we’re celebrating the year 1990. KEXP’s Dusty Henry pays tribute to the glory of the guitar solo by way of the Jane’s Addiction song, “Three Da…


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50 Years of Music: 1978 – X-Ray Spex - "Identity"

As KEXP celebrates its 50th anniversary, we're looking back at the last half-century of music. Each week in 2022, KEXP pays homage to a different year and our writers are commemorating with one song from that year that resonates with them. This week, Martin writes about the band's 1978 single, the …


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50 Years of Music: 2005 - Jack's Mannequin - "Dark Blue"

KEXP is celebrating its 50th anniversary as a radio station this year. To honor that celebration, each week we’re looking back on one year of music during the past five decades. This week, we’re celebrating the year 2005 with Jack's Mannequin's "Dark Blue," a song that actually has never been playe…


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50 Years of Music: 1988 - The Go-Betweens - "Streets of Your Town"

KEXP's Janice Headley shines a spotlight on the overlooked women of The Go-Betweens, and their contributions to the band's biggest hit, 1988's "Streets of Your Town."


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50 Years of Music: 1982 – R.E.M. - "Gardening at Night"

KEXP is celebrating its 50th anniversary as a radio station this year. To honor that celebration, each week we’re looking back on one year of music during the past five decades. This week, we’re celebrating the year 1982 with R.E.M.’s “Gardening at Night.” Dusty Henry reflects on the band’s debut E…


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50 Years of Music: 1998 – Silver Jews - "Random Rules"

As KEXP celebrates its 50th anniversary, we're looking back at the last half-century of music. Each week in 2022, KEXP pays homage to a different year and our writers are commemorating with one song from that year that resonates with them. This week, Martin writes a short fiction story based on wha…


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50 Years of Music: 2014 – The War on Drugs - "Eyes to the Wind"

2022 is almost over, which means there are just a few weeks left for us to celebrate KEXP’s 50th anniversary. Each week, we’re picking a year from the last half-century to remember that moment in music. This week, we’re celebrating the year 2014. KEXP’s Roddy Nikpour tells us how the The War on Dru…


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Sub Pop 30th Anniversary Count-Up

In 2018, KEXP celebrated the 30th anniversary of local record label Sub Pop with a four-month retrospective, "counting up" every catalog number in their vast discography of over 1,200 releases. Dig into the archives of our catalog coverage, featuring in-depth coverage on the history of their releases.


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