Lisa Germano A Psychopath

Lisa Germano’s “A Psychopath” is an arrangement of real-life horror

A song that could very likely keep you up at night, because what it depicts is real.

Nick Cave Stagger Lee

The murder ballad of “Stagger Lee” created a gruesome legend

A tale told over and over again for 100 years kicks off our new series.

JPegmafia new album 2019

The Best Albums of September 2019

The 11 best albums of the past month.

Shadow of the Horns: Metal album covers have come a long way

How metal survived a long period of really terrible graphic design.

The Cure play Pasadena Daydream on Aug. 31, 2019

Festival Report: Pasadena Daydream

A rundown of the heat, noise, and communal appreciation of music at The Cure’s California festival.

Best Albums of August 2019 Jay Som

The Best Albums of August 2019

Our favorite records from the past 30 days.

Finding Joseph review

Finding Joseph I provides an honest and fair document of Bad Brains frontman H.R.

The 2016 book, now in expanded paperback edition, provides further insight into the punk legend.

Best albums of July 2019 Immortal Bird

The Best Albums of July 2019

Our favorites from the past month.

Midsommar music character

Music is a central, horrifying character to Ari Aster’s ‘Midsommar’

In this folk horror film from the director of Hereditary, the music might be the most terrifying element.

Treble Roundtable: Flawed Classics

The albums we love, and the things we don’t love about them.

Controversial Metal Albums

Shadow of the Horns: Celebrating Controversial Metal Albums

Some of the best metal albums that metalheads love to hate.

Best albums of May 2019 Jamila Woods

The Best Albums of May 2019

Listen to and read about our 12 favorite albums of the past month.

The best albums of 2019

The Best Albums of April 2019

A dozen albums that made April more tolerable.

Shadow of the Horns: Searching for the Next Big Metal Band

Who will be the next stadium-filling metal band?

Fiona Apple Tidal vs. The Idler Wheel

Pick Your Poison: Fiona Apple’s Tidal vs. The Idler Wheel

A side-by-side look at the singer/songwriter’s two most celebrated albums.

Best Albums of March 2019 Helado Negro

The Best Albums of March 2019

The 12 best albums of the past month.