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.

Shadow of the Horns: Searching for the Next Big Metal Band

Who will be the next stadium-filling metal band?

Fiona Apple Tidal vs. The Idler Wheel

Pick Your Poison: Fiona Apple’s Tidal vs. The Idler Wheel

A side-by-side look at the singer/songwriter’s two most celebrated albums.

Best Albums of March 2019 Helado Negro

The Best Albums of March 2019

The 12 best albums of the past month.

best albums of February 2019

The 10 Best Albums of February 2019

Bob Mould, Jessica Pratt, Spellling and more.

Mayhem Problematic metal faves

Shadow of the Horns: Kill Yr Idols

We should only blame ourselves for littering the metal canon with assholes.

Roundtable Valentine Mixtape

Treble Roundtable: Valentine’s Day Mixtapes

The soundtracks to our courtships, when songs say more than words ever could.

Junior Kimbrough vs RL Burnside

Pick Your Poison: Junior Kimbrough vs. R.L. Burnside

A look at two titans of the Hill Country Blues.

Anderson Paak Oxnard stream

Remake/Remodel: Redrawing the map to Anderson .Paak’s ‘Oxnard’

Making some tweaks to a good album that fell short of its potential.

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Treble Roundtable: The Best Old Music We Discovered in 2018

The archival releases that filled in the gaps in 2018.

Pick Your Poison Jim O'Rourke

Pick Your Poison: Jim O’Rourke’s Eureka vs. Insignificance

The idiosyncratic artist and producer’s two “pop” records, side by side.

Prine vs. Dylan

Pick Your Poison: Bob Dylan vs. John Prine in the ’70s

This inaugural edition of our new column pits one giant of folk-rock against another.

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Remake/Remodel: Raiding the vault to build Prince’s ‘Purple Rain Part Two’

Adding a follow-up with eight more songs to a perfect pop moment.

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The Best Albums of October 2018

10 albums that made it a month to remember

Sleep 2018

Shadow of the Horns: The underappreciated art of the metal song

You won’t see a lot of Best Metal Songs lists this year, and that’s kind of a bummer.