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.

Bonus Tracks: 10 More Essential Indie Rock Albums of the ’00s

A month-long series in which we expand some of our recent retrospective lists.

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.

The Rush Catalog Part Three: Signals to Hold Your Fire

The Canadian progressive rock icons enter the synth phase.

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Post-hardcore icons envy on their 10 best songs

We spoke to the Japanese post-hardcore icons about the 10 moments in their catalog they’re most proud of.

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Working on a Dream: An interview with Disheveled Cuss

Nick Reinhart talks catchy songs, an industry standstill and scammers.

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Deftones traded aggression for mystique on White Pony

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

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Jason Reece on the 10 best …And You Will Know Us By the Trail of Dead songs

The Trail of Dead founder/songwriter/drummer picks his 10 favorite from the band’s catalog.

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American Dystopia: An interview with Wailin Storms

Justin Storms, frontman of the North Carolina band, discusses their new album, the apocalypse and Delta blues.

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

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

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A Sacred Mountain: An interview with Tengger

We spoke to the Korean/Japanese electronic duo about the natural world and spiritual music.

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

Where to start with Eno’s most atmospheric sounds.

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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.

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Exploring the Universe of Flying Lotus’ ‘Cosmogramma’

The moment where Steven Ellison launched himself into the cosmos.

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10 Essential Home-Recorded Albums

Masterpieces made in the living room.

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A Beginners Guide to dub pioneer Lee “Scratch” Perry

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

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The Rush Catalog Part Two: From A Farewell to Kings to Moving Pictures

The second installment of our extremely deep dive into the music of Rush.

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The Sauce: An Interview with Pedazo de Carne con ojo

We chat with producer/singer/songwriter Steven Perez about his new album, a freak accident and Earl Sweatshirt.