Mdou Moctar

Best New Releases, May 3: Mdou Moctar, Broadcast, and more

Plus Jessica Pratt, Ibibio Sound Machine, Hana Vu, Kamasi Washington, John Carpenter, Kee Avil, Agriculture, John McKiel and Ibelisse Guardia Ferragutti & Frank Rosaly

the best neil young live albums

The Best Neil Young live albums

Plus the best live shows of the month

St. Vincent

Best New Releases, April 26: St. Vincent, Inter Arma, and more

Plus Neil Young, Pet Shop Boys, Darkthrone, Full of Hell, Glassing, Houses of Heaven, LustSickPuppy, Six Organs of Admittance, Tara Jane O’Neil, and Writhing Squares

Big Brave

Best New Releases, April 19: Big|Brave, Cloud Nothings, and more

Plus Bbymutha, Lord Spikeheart, High on Fire, Infinite River, Ekko Astral, Cavalier and Couch Slut

Shabaka

Best New Releases, April 12: Shabaka, Metz, and more

Plus Necrot, Still House Plants, Avalanche Kaito, Sunburned Hand of the Man, and The Reds, Pinks and Purples

Coachella 2004

A reflection on Coachella 2004, 20 years later

To be a “festival guy” or not to be a festival guy

Frail Body

6 Great New Metal Albums to Kick Spring Into High Gear

Living legends, heavyweights, and new breakthroughs.

Khruangbin

Best New Releases, April 5: Khruangbin, Einstürzende Neubauten, and more

Plus Mount Kimbie, Drahla, Fabiana Palladino, Adam Wiltzie, Drahla, Witch Vomit and Iron Monkey

Kelly Moran

Best New Releases, March 29: Kelly Moran, Frail Body, and more

Plus Ride, Roc Marciano, Shabazz Palaces, Coffins, and Majesty Crush

Waxahatchee

Best New Releases, March 22: Waxahatchee, Jlin, and more

Plus Adrianne Lenker, Rosali, Restorations, Julia Holter, Early Day Miners, Glass Beams, Klaus Johann Grobe, Nourished by Time, Civerous and Alice Coltrane.

HEALTH live - Richmond

HEALTH live in Richmond: The goth metamorphosis is complete

We caught the veteran noise rock/industrial group live in their gloomy element

Best new releases - Four Tet

Best New Releases, March 15: Four Tet, Gouge Away, and more

Plus Kacey Musgraves, Tierra Whack, James Brandon Lewis and the Messthetics, Heavee and Lustmord

The Body & Dis Fig

6 New Metal Albums for a Cathartic Purge

Including The Body & Dis Fig, meth., Spectral Voice and more

Mannequin Pussy

Best New Releases, March 1: Mannequin Pussy, Faye Webster, and more

Plus: Pissed Jeans, Yard Act, Ben Frost, Schoolboy Q, Jahari Yassamba Unit, Mildlife, Sheer Mag, and Linda Smith

best Fire Records albums

10 Essential Fire Records Albums

We celebrate the label’s 40th anniversary with a roundup of 10 classics from the catalog

Rob Drew Unspooled

Rob Drew’s Unspooled lovingly chronicles the history of the cassette

Drew’s new book is an affectionate tribute to a medium that fostered community

Hurray For the Riff Raff

Best New Releases, February 23: Hurray for the Riff Raff, Erika de Casier, and more

Plus Mary Timony, MGMT, The Body and Dis Fig, Church Chords, Persher, Can and Emahoy Tsege Mariam Guebrou

Can Live in Paris 1973

Can’s Live In Paris 1973 reveals the electric live presence of Damo Suzuki

The fourth in the band’s live archive series arrives after the late singer’s passing