Hall of Fame

Slipknot Iowa

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: 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

Talking Heads’ Remain in Light is a work of ecstatic maximalism

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.

Public Enemy Fear of a Black Planet hall of fame

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.

Steven Wilson The Future Bites review

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.

jeremiah cymerman citadels and sanctuaries review

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

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