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The Best Outdoor Speakers to Buy in 2024

With summer almost here, we assembled our guide to the best bets for outdoor listening

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The 42 Best Albums of 2024 So Far

We survey the best of the best from an increasingly overwhelming half-year of music

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14 Great Albums You Might Have Missed from Winter/Spring 2024

Get caught up on some of our favorite under-the-radar gems of the past six months

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The 50 Best Post-Rock Albums

10 Experimental shape-shifting greats.

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The Best Vinyl Accessories to Enhance Your Listening Experience

Cleaning supplies, storage, preservation and more

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The Best Cassette Players to Buy in 2024

A retro analog buyer’s guide for those with a yen for lo-fi sounds.

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The Most Anticipated Albums of Spring 2024

The must-hear records of the coming season

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33 Essential Album Trilogies

Legendary albums come in threes.

Year of the Knife

6 Bands Collapsing the Boundary Between Hardcore and Death Metal

A roundup of contemporary bands delivering a versatile and heavy fusion

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The Best CD Players to Buy in 2024

CDs are making a comeback, but you’ll need a good player to hear them—we’ve got some suggestions

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The 30 Best Movie Soundtracks of the 21st Century

A quarter-century of cinematic sounds

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The 20 Most Anticipated Albums of Winter 2024

The 20 albums at the top of our list for the first three months of the year.

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The 20 Best Jazz Albums of 2023

From groundbreaking young talents to veterans exploring new avenues

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The 20 Best Hip-Hop Albums of 2023

From prolific underground rap vets to mainstream up-and-comers

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The Best Reissues of 2023

Our best of 2023 features continue with the best archival and reissued releases of the year

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14 Great Last-Minute Gifts for Music Lovers 2023

Must-haves for the music fan in your life – from books to vinyl accessories and earplugs

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The 20 Best Electronic Albums of 2023

Our favorite house, techno, ambient, drone, IDM, footwork and everything else that we can’t quite categorize

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The Best Speakers of 2023: Wired and Wireless

Complete your home audio system with our recommendations for the best speakers

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The 50 Best Albums of 2023

50 records from a year that overwhelmed us with great music

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The 100 Best Songs of 2023

Our favorite songs from an eclectic year