Beginner’s Guide

Your introductory lesson in…

Grouper beginner's guide

A Beginner’s Guide to the ambient pop of Grouper

A primer on Liz Harris’ hazy, intoxicating discography.

Aaron Turner - Sumac beginner's guide

A Beginner’s Guide to Aaron Turner’s heavy and diverse catalog

A roadmap to the heavy metal auteur’s immense body of work.

Can best albums beginners guide

A Beginner’s Guide to Can’s avant-garde rock

Where to begin with the avant garde German psychedelic band.

coil best albums beginner's guide

A Beginner’s Guide to Coil’s experimental industrial

Where to begin with the influential, iconic industrial group.

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.

A Beginner’s Guide to Brian Eno’s ambient albums

Where to start with Eno’s most atmospheric sounds.

Lee "Scratch" Perry best albums Beginner's Guide

A Beginners Guide to dub pioneer Lee “Scratch” Perry

A first-timer’s roadmap to the music of the dub legend.

Eluvium Beginner's Guide

A Beginner’s Guide to Eluvium’s rich world of serenity

Where to start with Matthew Cooper’s ambient discography.

Frank Zappa Beginners Guide

A Beginner’s Guide to the Surreal Music of Frank Zappa

A first-timer’s guide to the complex and overwhelming catalog of Frank Zappa.

A Beginner’s Guide to the epic music of King Crimson

A roadmap to the legendary UK prog-rock band’s music

Joni Mitchell beginner's guide

A Beginner’s Guide to the music of Joni Mitchell

An first timer’s entryway into the music of the Canadian singer/songwriter.

Sun Ra Beginner's Guide

A Beginner’s Guide to the interstellar music of Sun Ra

Ahead of his 105th birthday, a starter’s kit of the jazz icon’s best offerings.

Thou Beginner's Guide

A Beginner’s Guide to the music of Thou

Dive into the massive discography of the Louisiana metal band.

Diamanda Galas beginner's guide

Beginner’s Guide: Diamanda Galás

A first-timer’s guide to the music of one of the avant garde’s greatest vocalists.

Boredoms Beginners Guide

Beginner’s Guide: Boredoms

A four-part series of entry points into the Japanese band’s catalog.

guide to no wave Sonic Youth

Beginner’s Guide: No Wave

Find out where to begin with this complicated, art-damaged and short-lived genre.