Hall of Fame

Pavement Slanted and Enchanted

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.

Beastie Boys Check Your Head

On Check Your Head, The Beastie Boys pulled off an incredible reinvention

In 1992, the hip-hop legends hit reset in the best way.

Songs: Ohia Didn't It Rain

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

william basinski on reflection 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.

Tori Amos little earthquakes

Tori Amos’ Little Earthquakes delivered a prescient rebellion

A groundbreaking statement for singer/songwriter albums.

zeal and ardor 2022 review

Slipknot’s Iowa is a masterpiece of pain

A look back at the metal group’s anguished album at 20, and its heavy emotional resonance.

Shins Oh Inverted World 20th anniversary

How The Shins’ Oh, Inverted World captured a timeless simplicity

The cult favorite turned indie smash turns 20; we take a look back.

Joni Mitchell Blue at 50

A Little Less Lonely: Joni Mitchell’s Blue at 50

The legendary songwriter’s most deeply personal and groundbreaking album hits its fifth decade.

Neurosis Through Silver in Blood

Neurosis’ Through Silver in Blood pushed metal to its limits

The band’s 1996 album is maybe the heaviest album ever recorded.

Spoon Girls Can Tell hall of fame

Spoon redefined themselves on Girls Can Tell

How the Austin group made their best album after their career stalled

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: Bruce Springsteen vs. Real Life

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