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A Beginner’s Guide to Coil’s experimental industrial

Where to begin with the influential, iconic industrial group.

Dominick Fernow Interview

Beauty in Discomfort: A conversation with Dominick Fernow of Prurient and Vatican Shadow

We spoke to the techno and industrial producer about his vast body of work, and how the Internet ruined everything.

Talking Heads Remain in Light

The ecstatic maximalism of Talking Heads’ Remain in Light

As the new wave icons’ fourth album turns 40, we take a look back at its strange magic.

Bartees Strange interview

Proof of the Vision: An interview with Bartees Strange

We spoke to the Washington, D.C. singer/songwriter about his debut album, breaking out of genre boxes, and feeling immovable.

Colin Stetson rock saxophone

The Death and Rebirth of the Rock Saxophone

The once maligned instrument of ’80s cheese doesn’t deserve its ill reputation, as evident in a burst of creative new uses.

A Certain Ratio interview

Mangled and twisted: An interview with A Certain Ratio

We spoke to Martin Moscrop of the legendary post-punk band about youthful arrogance, a career pause, and their first new album in over a decade.

Rancid And Out Come the Wolves sad masterpiece

Rancid’s ‘…And Out Come The Wolves’ is punk rock’s saddest masterpiece

A look back at the Bay Area punk band’s greatest moment 25 years later.

The Front Bottoms pick their 10 best songs

The New Jersey folk-punk duo discusses 10 highlights from throughout their career.

The Rush Catalog Part Four: From Presto to Test for Echo

The fourth and penultimate chapter in the Rush story.

Nick Sadler on the 10 Best Daughters Songs

Daughters’ guitarist highlights 10 great moments from the band’s catalog.

The Internal World: An interview with Steve Von Till

The longtime member of Neurosis discusses the muse, poetry, and teaching in a rural community.

Ishmael Butler on the 10 Best Shabazz Palaces Songs

The Seattle rapper/producer takes a look back at his catalog and gives us a highlight reel.

Bonus Tracks: 10 More Essential Jazz-Fusion Albums

10 more additions to our list of fusion’s historical greats.

Rock Therapy: An interview with Boris

A chat with the Japanese metal band about cultivating a therapeutic primal scream during a pandemic.

Bonus Tracks: 10 More Essential Albums of the ’70s

10 albums to add to our already gargantuan list of the best albums of the ’70s.

A Beginner’s Guide to Sunn O)))’s colossal drone

Dive into our guide to the robed guitar wizards’ catalog of meditative doom metal drones.

Bonus Tracks: 10 More Essential Indie Rock Albums of the ’00s

A month-long series in which we expand some of our recent retrospective lists.

Camera and crystal ball: Public Enemy’s Fear of a Black Planet at 30

A look back at a crucial political hip-hop document at 30.

The Rush Catalog Part Three: Signals to Hold Your Fire

The Canadian progressive rock icons enter the synth phase.