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PJ Harvey: Retrospectrum

PJ Harvey: Retrospectrum

PJ Harvey is an empowering female figure who rejects labels. In this retrospectrum, we explore the space in the music industry that is so singularly hers.

The 30 Best Rock Albums of 2023

The 30 Best Rock Albums of 2023

As always, rock was a guitar-led extravaganza in 2023 with artists drawing from an ever-widening musical well. These are the 25 best rock albums of the year.

The 10 Best Indie Rock Albums of 2013

The 10 Best Indie Rock Albums of 2013

Jump back a decade and visit the best indie rock albums of 2013, which include King Krule’s debut, My Bloody Valentine’s return, and Waxahatchee’s brilliance.

The 25 Best Indie Rock Albums of 2022

The 25 Best Indie Rock Albums of 2022

In 2022, indie rock was a guitar-led extravaganza with artists drawing from an ever-widening musical well. These are the 25 best indie rock albums of the year.

IndieMatters: The Best Rising Indie Pop/Rock of September 2022

IndieMatters: The Best Rising Indie Pop/Rock of September 2022

IndieMatters highlights the best indie releases from rising artists in September, featuring Booter, Francis Lung, Well Wisher, Nisa, Ailsa Tully, Hana Stretton, and Catrin Vincent.

IndieMatters: The Best Rising Indie Rock/Pop of August 2022

IndieMatters: The Best Rising Indie Rock/Pop of August 2022

This month’s IndieMatters column highlights some of the best rising indie releases from August 2022, featuring Emily Elbert, Dendrons, Lifeguard, Thanya Iyer, Hellrazor, and Spielbergs.

IndieMatters: The Best Rising Indie Pop/Rock of July 2022

IndieMatters: The Best Rising Indie Pop/Rock of July 2022

The first edition of our new monthly column IndieMatters highlights some of the best rising indie releases from July 2022, including PACKS, Queen Kwong, Rusty Santos, Atmos Bloom, and Seasoning.

The 15 Best Indie Rock Albums of 2021

The 15 Best Indie Rock Albums of 2021

In 2021 indie rock was a guitar-led extravaganza with artists drawing from an ever-widening musical well. These are the 15 best indie rock albums of the year.

The 10 Best Indie Rock Albums of 2011

The 10 Best Indie Rock Albums of 2011

“Indie rock” is a huge catch-all term. 2011’s best indie rock albums list focuses on artists who are more rock-oriented, taking their cues from the genre’s styles and traditions.

The 10 Best Indie Rock Albums of 2010

The 10 Best Indie Rock Albums of 2010

"Indie rock" is a term as amorphous and hard-to-pin-down as some of its associated lingo. But for our purposes here, we'll go with a line of demarcation strangely omitted from the discussion much of the time: the rock portion of the equation.