Lists

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.

The 33 Best Albums of 2020 So Far

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

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13 Record Stores to Order From While Social Distancing

Where to order records when you can’t step inside your favorite shop.

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A History of Synth-Pop in 50 Essential Tracks

A 50-song history lesson from analog to digital.

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10 Essential Home-Recorded Albums

Masterpieces made in the living room.

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A History of Jazz Fusion in 30 Essential Albums

A 30-album guide through jazz’s funkiest and most cosmic realms.

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The Most Anticipated Albums of 2020

These are the albums we can’t wait to hear in 2020.

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.

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The Best Albums of 2019: Individual Writers’ Lists

We all voted, and these are our ballots.

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The 20 Best Hip-Hop Albums of 2019

20 rap records that made 2019 extra thrilling

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The 10 Best Jazz Albums of 2019

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

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The Year in Quotes: 2019

The most quotable moments from our year in music.

The Top 50 Albums of 2019

The best albums of the year.