The 101 Most Anticipated Albums Of 2015

Surprise album releases now seem to come in a crazy rapid-fire at the end of the year, so there's always a chance that a huge…
Stereogum | December 22, 2014 - 1:31 pm

The 40 Best Music Videos Of 2014

Next year, YouTube will celebrate its 10th anniversary. For nearly a decade, then, music videos have belonged almost entirely to the internet. Once upon a…
Tom Breihan | December 19, 2014 - 1:01 pm

The 40 Best Rap Albums Of 2014

In 2014, rap's biggest names more or less sat the year out. Kanye West never got around to releasing that populist masterwork he's been promising.
Tom Breihan | December 16, 2014 - 11:10 am

The 50 Best Metal Albums Of 2014

In last month's Black Market, while wrapping up a short commentary on Decibel Magazine's list of the 40 best albums of 2014, I wrote: "[T]hi…
Michael Nelson | December 15, 2014 - 11:36 am

The 5 Best Tom Petty Albums Of 2014

As you might've heard, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers scored their first #1 album this year, with Hypnotic Eye. Thing is, it's merely pretty good
Ryan Leas | December 11, 2014 - 3:17 pm

Stereogum’s 70 Favorite Songs Of 2014

Picking a list of favorite songs can be an intensely personal thing, and sometimes it makes more sense to throw any idea of objectivity out…
Stereogum | December 11, 2014 - 9:45 am

The 50 Best Albums Of 2014

Music is a messy thing. There's too much of it, too many genres, too many ideas, for anyone to make sense out of all of…
Stereogum | December 2, 2014 - 9:39 am

20 Covers Of Radiohead’s “Creep,” Rated

In the never-ending curious case of Radiohead, you have a slew of their most iconic songs out there -- beloved, covered, cited. Songs that have…
Ryan Leas | November 26, 2014 - 2:37 pm

The 10 Best Kool & The Gang Songs

If you're prone to checking out, you may have noticed that Kool & The Gang have but one song in the top 6000: 1980'…
Brad Shoup | November 24, 2014 - 1:31 pm

26 Essential Songs From The NYC Rock Resurgence

Mainstream American rock music, as you might recall, was in rough shape in the late '90s. The Alt-Nation era had run out of road for…
Ryan Leas | November 19, 2014 - 10:26 am

10 Cover Songs By Chvrches, Ranked

It was just over two years ago that Glasgow trio Chvrches first tapped their synth keys into our hearts with their dark, romantic pop. Aside…
Claire Lobenfeld | November 17, 2014 - 12:04 pm

Genesis Albums From Worst To Best

Genesis' loyal fans and outspoken critics love and hate the band for the exact same reasons. During their prime-era prog-rock run in the early '70s,…
Ryan Reed | November 13, 2014 - 9:58 am

Miles Davis Albums From Worst To Best

Miles Davis was one of the most important musicians of the 20th Century. How important? He's one of the two or three jazz musicians non-jazz…
Phil Freeman | November 6, 2014 - 12:10 pm

The 10 Best Mekons Songs

"The Mekons are the most revolutionary group in the history of rock 'n' roll." -- Lester Bangs Years before the term "collective" became…
Timothy Bracy And Elizabeth Bracy | October 15, 2014 - 1:04 pm

Aphex Twin Albums From Worst To Best

As any dyed-in-the-wool Aphex Twin fan worth their weight in trivia answers will tell you, there's really no such thing as a bad album writte…
Patric Fallon | October 10, 2014 - 9:42 am

The 10 Best KISS Songs

Take a brief moment and thank the year 1974 for its existence. Aside from being the year that saw the Ramones and Van Halen play…
Jonathan Dick | October 2, 2014 - 10:45 am

The Kinks Albums From Worst To Best

In some ways, the story of the Kinks feels familiar: In 1962, four working-class London teenagers besotted with American R&B and country music unite. Their…
Timothy & Elizabeth Bracy | September 24, 2014 - 11:59 am

R.E.M.’s 10 Best Cover Songs

From the looks of the R.E.M. setlist site, early R.E.M. gigs were glorified bar-band hootenannies. Before they'd written Murmur and Chronic Town, the band…
John Everhart | September 18, 2014 - 1:06 pm

XTC Albums From Worst To Best

Of all the bands that emerged from the British post-punk scene, XTC has been one of the hardest to pin down. You could peg them…
Robert Ham | September 15, 2014 - 3:03 pm

AC/DC Albums From Worst To Best

In the single greatest book ever written about rock music, 1991's Rock And The Pop Narcotic, Joe Carducci described AC/DC thusly: "They kind of took…
Phil Freeman | August 27, 2014 - 11:13 am
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