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The 75 Best Albums of 2021

The 75 Best Albums of 2021

Despite a global pandemic, musicians were far more active in 2021 and had time to create their finest work. It resulted in some of the best albums in years.

The 20 Best Electronic Albums of 2021

The 20 Best Electronic Albums of 2021

The best electronic albums of the year feature many diverse approaches from electropop to IDM and ambient to footwork with artists pushing the music forward.

The Bug’s ‘Fire’ Is an Incendiary Reflection of a World Ablaze

The Bug’s ‘Fire’ Is an Incendiary Reflection of a World Ablaze

Legendary bass-worshipper, the Bug crafts 14 earth-shaking tracks reflecting the volatility of our current socio-political landscape for his latest album, Fire.

The Bug and Dis Fig Soundtrack Lockdown with ‘In Blue’

The Bug and Dis Fig Soundtrack Lockdown with ‘In Blue’

On In Blue, the Bug and Dis Fig have created music to dance to while being sucked into a black hole. It only seems fitting that LP cover shoes a grainy, black and white photo of a tunnel.

MetalMatters: The Best New Heavy Metal Albums of November 2020

MetalMatters: The Best New Heavy Metal Albums of November 2020

Solstafir bravely continue on their adventurous post-metal path, Blood From the Soul return after 27 years in furious fashion, while Skelethal unleash another excellent death metal specimen.

MetalMatters: The Best New Heavy Metal Albums of November 2020

MetalMatters: The Best New Heavy Metal Albums of November 2020

Solstafir bravely continue on their adventurous post-metal path, Blood From the Soul return after 27 years in furious fashion, while Skelethal unleash another excellent death metal specimen.

Kevin Richard Martin’s ‘Sirens’ Is Harrowing Music Inspired by Child Birth

Kevin Richard Martin’s ‘Sirens’ Is Harrowing Music Inspired by Child Birth

Inspired by the traumatic circumstances of his child's early birth, Kevin Richard Martin's Sirens is one of the most frightening works of domestic horror ever committed to record.

The Bug – “Bad ft. Flowdan” (Singles Going Steady)

The Bug – “Bad ft. Flowdan” (Singles Going Steady)

This new collaboration between Kevin "The Bug" Martin and Flowdan mixes a lot of sludgy noise with some spot-on lyrical flow.

The Bug Vs. Earth: Concrete Desert

The Bug Vs. Earth: Concrete Desert

This is difficult, oppressive music, full of sounds that would rather suffocate than eviscerate. The Bug vs. Earth really feels more like Earth's, and specifically Dylan Carlson's, project, in mood if not instrumentation.
The Bug Vs Earth – “Snakes Vs Rats” (Singles Going Steady)

The Bug Vs Earth – “Snakes Vs Rats” (Singles Going Steady)

Our first taste of the Bug and Earth's Concrete Desert possesses all of the tremendous, sludgy, doomy, dubby instrumental power one could hope for.
The Bug – “Box” ft. D Double E (Singles Going Steady)

The Bug – “Box” ft. D Double E (Singles Going Steady)

Producer the Bug teams up with grime MC D Double E and it's a deft pairing.
The Best Electronic Music of 2014

The Best Electronic Music of 2014

The most compelling electronic music of 2014 could be found in thoughtful experimentation and dancefloor-ready fun. But the ones who led the way tended to be pioneers who made their reputations doing just that.