The 20 Best K-Pop Albums of 2021
Synthpop, traditional Korean music, pop-rock, and experimental production marked the music of the best K-pop releases of 2021.
The 15 Best Indie Pop Albums of 2021
In 2021, indie pop had the job of scoring the world’s reopening, marrying joy and uncertainty. From Wolf Alice to Illuminati Hotties, these albums got the gold.
The 50 Best Albums of 2021 So Far
The year has offered a mountainous feast of sublime music. The 50 best albums of 2021 so far are an eclectic, forward-looking, and increasingly “woke” bunch.
The 10 Best Electronic Albums of 2011
Our electronic music experts pick the best albums from 2011 when the genre ranged widely and wildly from ADD dance music to the last great pure dubstep record.
The 75 Best Songs of 2011
Nostalgia Alert! Jump back a decade and enjoy the best songs of 2011. They are headlined by a synthpop classic, a massive hit from a hot diva, pristine harmonies of a young band headed for greatness.
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 15 Best Global Music Albums of 2011
The best global music albums of 2011 prove there’s energy surging everywhere around music, this human-made fight to find an approximation of the inexpressible.
The 15 Best Hip-Hop Albums of 2020
In a year beset by the most horrid and unusual circumstances, leave it to the hip-hop community to challenge our beliefs and voice our activism. The best records of the year served as rallying cries and made us reconsider the very genre itself.
The 25 Best New Musical Artists of 2020
The best new artists are pushing boundaries as popular music becomes less genre-focused. New artists are forging new identities, rather than occupying the convenient marketing categories of the past.
The 15 Best Electropop Albums of 2020
The electropop universe was vast in 2020 with brilliant newish acts emerging, and experimentalists pushing the music forward. Meanwhile, a few legends returned to show us all how it's really done.
The 20 Best Album Re-Issues of 2020
In 2020, the music world saw spectacular reissues spanning rock legends to foundational electronic artists, jazz to pop of all stripes.