Best of the month

Best albums of may 2021

The Best Albums of May 2021

The best new releases of the past month, from desert blues to progressive metalcore.

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The Best Albums of April 2021

The best albums of the month, plus reissues and what we missed.

Pharoah Sanders Floating Points stream

The Best Albums of March 2021

The best new albums, overlooked albums and reissues of the month.

Best albums of February

The Best Albums of February 2021

A dozen albums from a stacked month of music.

Best Albums of January 2021

The Best Albums of January 2021

10 albums to start the year off right

The Best Albums of October 2020

Our 15 favorite albums from the past month.

best albums of September 2020 Deftones

The Best Albums of September 2020

There’s a lot happening right now. There’s an election just a little over a month…

The Best Albums of August 2020

Twelve albums from the past month that you need to hear, from grunge to avant-garde jazz.

The Best Albums of July 2020

Thirteen favorites from the last 31 days (give or take an extra week or two).

The Best Albums of May 2020

Our nine favorite records of the past month.

Best Albums of April 2020

The Best Albums of April 2020

Eleven new albums you need in your headphones.

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The Best Albums of March 2020

The best albums from an extremely long month.

Best albums of February Bambara

The Best Albums of February 2020

10 albums from the past month that need to go in your headphones.

Frances Quinlan new album

The Best Albums of January 2020

Nine albums to start the year off right.

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The Best Albums of October 2019

The 13 albums you need to hear from October.

JPegmafia new album 2019

The Best Albums of September 2019

The 11 best albums of the past month.

Best Albums of August 2019 Jay Som

The Best Albums of August 2019

Our favorite records from the past 30 days.

Best albums of July 2019 Immortal Bird

The Best Albums of July 2019

Our favorites from the past month.

Best albums of May 2019 Jamila Woods

The Best Albums of May 2019

Listen to and read about our 12 favorite albums of the past month.

The best albums of 2019

The Best Albums of April 2019

A dozen albums that made April more tolerable.