Not Murmur: 36 great but underappreciated records from 1983

A ton of excellent records came out in 1983, and a good number of them—R.E.M.’s Murmur, New Order’s Power, Corruption & Lies, Metallica’s Kill ’Em All, Madonna’s Madonna, and so on—have been written about a million times. Rather than contribute to that 30-year-old dogpile, The A.V. Club decided to take its celebration…

The Velvet Underground: The Velvet Underground & Nico 45th Anniversary Super Deluxe Edition

The Velvet Underground & Nico has long been viewed as the anti-Sgt. Pepper, a dark counterpoint to the Summer Of Love belief that sex, drugs, and rock ’n’ roll would bring out the full potential of youth and help change the world. But it’s gradually revealed itself over the years as the anti-Revolver, an album that…