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Celebrating the best of…

Best songs of the 2000s

The 150 Best Songs of the 2000s

We revisit the 2000s to once again survey its greatest musical moments

Best Albums of 2021 so far

The 33 Best Albums of 2021 So Far

The year’s half over and it’s still hard to know what to make of it.…

A History of the Remix in 45 tracks

Revolutions Per Minute: A History of the Remix in 45 Songs

For the 45th anniversary of the 12-inch, we dive through 45 milestones in the history of the remix.

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A History of Alt-Country in 40 Essential Tracks

A 40-year survey of country’s underground, punk rock evolution.

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.

The Top 50 Goth Songs

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

A History of North American Death Metal in 30 Albums

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

The 33 Best Albums of 2020 So Far

Our 33 favorite records in a deeply upsetting year, thus far.

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A History of Synth-Pop in 50 Essential Tracks

A 50-song history lesson from analog to digital.

Top 150 Albums of the 2010s

The 150 albums we love most from 2010-2019.

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Top 150 Songs of the 2010s

A decade of slappers.

Bet Hip-Hop Albums of 2019

The 20 Best Hip-Hop Albums of 2019

20 rap records that made 2019 extra thrilling

best jazz albums of 2019

The 10 Best Jazz Albums of 2019

A 100-year-old genre remains healthy as a new renaissance continues to thrive.

The Top 50 Albums of 2019

The best albums of the year.

The Top 100 Songs of 2019

Our favorite songs of 2019