Lists

18 Albums to Buy on Bandcamp Friday

Hidden Gems: 18 Albums to Buy on Bandcamp Friday

A roundup of great albums you might not have heard but definitely should add to your cart.

misunderstood songs

10 Misunderstood Songs

Don’t put these songs on a mixtape for a crush, or play them at your wedding, or political rally, or graduation ceremony, or…

Albums with famous backing bands

10 Great Albums Featuring Famous Backing Bands

When the headliners become the support band.

most anticipated albums 2021

The 20 Most Anticipated Albums of Winter/Spring 2021

An overview of some of the albums that might offer some of the best sounds of 2021.

best hip-hop albums of 2020

Top 20 Hip-Hop Albums of 2020

20 highlights from the year’s embarrassment of hip-hop riches.

best electronic albums of 2020

Top 20 Electronic Albums of 2020

The best in ambient, techno, house and more.

best albums of 2020

Top 50 Albums of 2020

Our favorite records from a year that we’re ready to put behind us.

best songs of 2020

Top 100 Songs of 2020

Our favorite songs from a year we’d like to forget.

best jazz albums of 2020

The 20 Best Jazz Albums of 2020

Jazz continues to thrive after 100 years, so we expanded our list to 20 this year.

Top 25 Metal Albums of 2020

The best of what was heavy in a truly trying year.

Great Albums You Might Have Missed 2020

18 Great Albums from 2020 You Might Have Missed

Some of the best overlooked albums of the past year.

Holiday Gift Guide 2020

Holiday Gift Guide 2020

15 music-related gift ideas to make the holiday season a little less crummy.

The Top 50 Goth Songs

50 great songs from its progenitors and roots to its most radical interpretations.

25 great rock songs with saxophone from the past decade

25 Great Rock Songs with saxophone from the past decade

An overview of some of the best songs of the past 10 years powered by woodwind.

The Most Anticipated Albums of Fall 2020

The 25 albums at the top of our listening list this fall.

A History of North American Death Metal in 30 Albums

A chronicle of America’s most uniquely ugly art form through the ages.

Bonus Tracks: 10 More Essential Jazz-Fusion Albums

10 more additions to our list of fusion’s historical greats.

Bonus Tracks: 10 More Essential Albums of the ’70s

10 albums to add to our already gargantuan list of the best albums of the ’70s.

Bonus Tracks: 10 More Essential Synth-Pop Tracks

We added 10 more songs to our history of synth-pop.

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.