Best albums of February Bambara

The Best Albums of February 2020

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

Black Sabbath 50 years of riffs

Shadow of the Horns: 50 Years of The Riff

A selection of some of the greatest riffs of all time, for a very special anniversary.

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The Best Albums of January 2020

Nine albums to start the year off right.

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I’m Listening to Progressive Rock: Yes’ Yessongs

Our new prog column continues with a story of discovering two sealed copies on a basement shelf.

Pharmakon Bestial Burden Blood on the Tracks

Pharmakon’s “Bestial Burden” is a harrowing dirge of survival

The sound of a struggle for survival against one’s own body.

King Crimson in the Court of the Crimson King progressive rock

I’m Listening to Progressive Rock: King Crimson’s In the Court of the Crimson King

Introducing a new recurring column on the past, present and future of prog, beginning with its genesis.

Overlooked Best of the 2010s albums Boards of Canada

Treble Roundtable: Overlooked Best of Decade Honors

Our favorites that were left out of everyone’s lists.

Jesse Presley Nick Cave Tupelo

The Firstborn is Dead: Two musical epics about Jesse Presley

When two similarly twisted songwriters dive into the same story of dark Americana.

best albums of October 2019

The Best Albums of October 2019

The 13 albums you need to hear from October.

Gloomy Sunday Hungarian Suicide Song

How “Gloomy Sunday” came to be known as “The Hungarian Suicide Song”

The strange story of one of pop music’s most macabre songs.

Arca horror movie soundtrack wishlist

Treble Roundtable: Horror Soundtrack Wishlist

A fantasy horror-soundtrack wishlist of artists we know would give us serious nightmares.

Ghost B.C.

Shadow of the Horns: Heavy Metal Halloween Costumes

The best looks for metalheads this Halloween.

Lisa Germano A Psychopath

Lisa Germano’s “A Psychopath” is an arrangement of real-life horror

A song that could very likely keep you up at night, because what it depicts is real.

Nick Cave Stagger Lee murder ballad

The murder ballad of “Stagger Lee” created a gruesome legend

A tale told over and over again for 100 years kicks off our new series.

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The Best Albums of September 2019

The 11 best albums of the past month.