Hall of Fame

Earl Sweatshirt Doris

Earl Sweatshirt explored insular shades of gray on Doris

The L.A. rapper reintroduced himself via a hazy and dark debut album

George Clinton Atomic Dog

George Clinton’s “Atomic Dog” at 40: Still Barking

A look back at the massive funk jam, with an even more massive influence on hip-hop.

Green Day Nimrod

Nimrod showcased Green Day at their most authentically eclectic

The group’s most mainstream moment is also their hardest to pin down

Miles Davis On the Corner

With On the Corner, Miles Davis rewired jazz

In 1972, Miles Davis made his most radical move yet

Bob Dylan Time Out of Mind

Bob Dylan’s Time Out of Mind was the start of something new

We look back at Dylan’s 1997 masterpiece for its 25th anniversary

Black Sabbath Vol. 4 at 50

Black Sabbath’s Vol. 4 is a climactic rock album from a tumultuous era

A legendary new frontier from the heavy metal titans. We look back on its 50th anniversary

Sonic Youth Sister Evol Bad Moon Rising

Bad Moon Rising, EVOL, and Sister: Sonic Youth’s dark American trilogy

The group’s mid-’80s trio of records was a massive breakthrough as well as a period of fixation on a dark American myth

mankunku quartet yakhal inkomo

Mankunku Quartet’s Yakhal’ Inkomo was a landmark album for South African jazz

A look back at a significant historical document of music made in a traumatic era

yo la tengo extra painful review

Slanted and Enchanted—Pavement’s unabashed masterpiece at 30

The indie icons’ debut recently turned thirty, and we look back at that wild ride

El-P Fantastic Damage

On Fantastic Damage, El-P paired stygian themes with apocalyptic beats

A debut set of bangers wrought from an apocalyptic mood.

songs ohia

On Didn’t It Rain, Songs: Ohia crafted hymns of solitude

Jason Molina’s best and prettiest album turns 20.

McLusky Do Dallas

McLusky Do Dallas reveled in pure, destructive fun

A look back at the landmark noise rock album as it turns 20.

Mountain Goats All Hail West Texas

The Mountain Goats’ All Hail West Texas is a breathless collection of great stories

John Darnielle’s early 2002 collection of songs turns 20 and remains a time capsule of brilliant storytelling

broadcast witch cults of the radio age review

The strange occult lore of Boards of Canada’s Geogaddi

A look back at the duo’s stunning electronic epic, and all the mystery surrounding it.