Hall of Fame

Kid Cudi Man on the Moon II Mr Rager anniversary

Kid Cudi’s Man on the Moon II: The Legend of Mr. Rager captured a harsh comedown

Looking back at 10 years of an ambitious, introspective concept album.

Bruce Springsteen the river at 40

The River at 40: Springsteen vs. Real Life

A look back at the double-album that took a hard look at the dreary reality of adulthood.

Outkast Stankonia hall of fame

Outkast’s Stankonia presented an eclectic hip-hop utopia

A look back at the iconic genre-breaking hip-hop album on its 20th anniversary.

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.

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.

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.

Deftones White Pony hall of fame

Deftones traded aggression for mystique on White Pony

How the Sacramento group escaped “nu metal” and carved their own strange path.

Peter Gabriel Melt 40 years

40 Years of ‘Melt’: Peter Gabriel’s catalytic third album

Gabriel’s third album was infused with an overarching feeling of panic and menace.

Explosions in the Sky the Earth is Not a Cold Dead Place

Explosions in the Sky’s ‘The Earth is Not A Cold Dead Place’ built a place of refuge

A titanic entry in the post-rock canon that feels all too appropriate right now.

Flying Lotus Cosmogramma 10th anniversary

Exploring the Universe of Flying Lotus’ ‘Cosmogramma’

The moment where Steven Ellison launched himself into the cosmos.

John Zorn Naked City hall of fame 30th anniversary

John Zorn’s Naked City was a gleeful noise-jazz science experiment

The jazzgrind classic is still fun, hilarious and wild after 30 years.

Morphine the Night 20th anniversary hall of fame

Morphine’s The Night is a ghostly album nearly lost to time

The Boston trio’s fifth and final album could have been a game changer; now, it barely exists.

The Pop Group Y 40th anniversary

How The Pop Group’s ‘Y’ captured a joyful chaos

The Bristol post-punk icons discuss the creation of their influential, inimitable 1979 debut.

Galaxie 500 On Fire Hall of Fame 30th anniversary

Galaxie 500’s On Fire is a record of quiet explosions

A look back at the iconic trio’s 1989 album on its 30th anniversary.

Converge You Fail Me Hall of Fame dark profound

Converge’s You Fail Me is hardcore at its darkest and most profound

A bleak and seething document of rage and self-loathing.

Depeche Mode Personal Jesus 30th anniversary

Depeche Mode’s “Personal Jesus” caused a fervor

How the band’s biggest single preceded a riot.

Nirvana’s Bleach is still as potent after 30 years

The iconic grunge tome turns 30 this year.

Agaetis Byrjun hall of fame 20th anniversary

Sigur Rós’ Ágætis byrjun didn’t change music forever, but it was a new beginning

Twenty years ago, the band reinvented themselves and delivered a masterpiece.