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6 Essential New Metal Albums With an Old-School Aesthetic

Nostalgia can be the enemy of creativity, but these old-school-leaning albums still rip.

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Garth Brooks and Country’s Explosion into the Mainstream

An introduction to our new country column, featuring thoughts on country’s mainstream standard-bearer.

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The Best Albums of May 2021

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

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6 Essential New Metal Albums That Bring The Riffs

But the riffs… Whenever someone utters this phrase on social media, it’s usually in jest.…

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The Best Albums of April 2021

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

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Treble Roundtable: Live Music’s Comeback

The bands topping our list for live music’s comeback.

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6 Essential New Metal Albums That Challenge Perceptions

A roundup of the best new metal that dares to circumvent convention.

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The Best Albums of March 2021

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

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Shadow of the Horns: Going Through Changes

Our monthly metal column is changing. Kind of. For the better.

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The Best Albums of February 2021

A dozen albums from a stacked month of music.

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Imagination and Attempt: SOPHIE’s radical pop legacy

A look back at the electronic artist’s iconoclastic career.

Best Albums of January 2021

The Best Albums of January 2021

10 albums to start the year off right

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Shadow of the Horns: Redefining Heavy

It’s time to rethink what metal is and can be—plus the best metal tracks of the month

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Treble Roundtable: The Albums That Got Us Through 2020

Music that affected us on a more personal level in 2020.

The Best Albums of October 2020

Our 15 favorite albums from the past month.

The two songs at the heart of Robert Johnson’s devil myth

A pair of tracks that helped to build on the myth of the devil at the crossroads.

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How Mercyful Fate’s “Into the Coven” became a focal point during the Satanic Panic

Tipper Gore, the Filthy Fifteen, and a nation gone absolutely bonkers.

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Shadow of the Horns: Who has the best discography in metal?

Which is the best album-for-album band in all of metal?