The Microphones

The Best Albums of August 2020

Twelve albums from the past month that you need to hear, from grunge to avant-garde jazz.

Microphones in 2020 review

The Microphones : Microphones in 2020

Phil Elverum revives the name of his old “band” for a massive new album-length composition.

Phil Elverum debuts new Microphones album via short film

Hear the full album, accompanied by a short film.

Psychedelic Folk albums

10 Essential Psychedelic Folk Albums

10 albums that acid-fried the folk tradition.

The best indie rock albums of the '00s

Top 100 Indie Rock albums of the ’00s

The greatest sounds from a thrilling, if intangible movement.

10 Essential back-to-back song pairs

One-two punches that can’t be separated.

The Microphones The Glow Pt 2 review

The Microphones : The Glow Pt. 2

Newly reissued, Phil Elverum’s masterpiece maintains its spot as a lo-fi classic.

Microphones It Was Hot We Stayed in the Water review

The Microphones : It Was Hot, We Stayed In the Water

Phil Elverum & Co.’s excellent 2000 album is reintroduced as part of a reissue series.

10 essential lo-fi albums

10 Essential Lo-Fi Albums

Keepin’ it on the down lo.

Essential Autumn Albums

10 Essential Autumn Albums

A musical guide to autumn and all its glory.