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.

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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.

Shadow of the Horns: Metal album covers have come a long way

How metal survived a long period of really terrible graphic design.

The Cure play Pasadena Daydream on Aug. 31, 2019

Festival Report: Pasadena Daydream

A rundown of the heat, noise, and communal appreciation of music at The Cure’s California festival.

Best Albums of August 2019 Jay Som

The Best Albums of August 2019

Our favorite records from the past 30 days.

Finding Joseph review

Finding Joseph I provides an honest and fair document of Bad Brains frontman H.R.

The 2016 book, now in expanded paperback edition, provides further insight into the punk legend.

Best albums of July 2019 Immortal Bird

The Best Albums of July 2019

Our favorites from the past month.

Midsommar music character

Music is a central, horrifying character to Ari Aster’s ‘Midsommar’

In this folk horror film from the director of Hereditary, the music might be the most terrifying element.

Treble Roundtable: Flawed Classics

The albums we love, and the things we don’t love about them.