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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.

Hip-Hop Matters: The Best Hip-Hop of February 2023

Hip-Hop Matters: The Best Hip-Hop of February 2023

February’s best hip-hop projects feature angular experiments, tranquil vibes, a returning legend, and boundaries being blurred.

Young Fathers Are Back and Getting ‘Heavy Heavy’

Young Fathers Are Back and Getting ‘Heavy Heavy’

Young Fathers declare their awareness of what’s going on but take it a step further. Heavy Heavy urges the audience to do the heavy lifting and “have fun”.

The 80 Best Albums of 2015

The 80 Best Albums of 2015

Travel back five years ago when the release calendar was rife with stellar albums. 2015 offered such an embarrassment of musical riches, that we selected 80 albums as best of the year.

The 70 Best Albums of 2018

The 70 Best Albums of 2018

From forward-looking electronic and experimental to new approaches in the ever-evolving R&B scene, from hip-hop and punk to rock and pop, 2018 bestowed an embarrassment of musical riches upon us.

The 60 Best Songs of 2018

The 60 Best Songs of 2018

The year in song reflected the state of the world around us. Here are the 60 songs that spoke to us this year.

Young Fathers Do It Their Way on Best Album Yet, ‘Cocoa Sugar’

Young Fathers Do It Their Way on Best Album Yet, ‘Cocoa Sugar’

Cocoa Sugar is an album that retains an enigmatic quality. Provocative when it needs to be, it steers well clear of addressing current world issues explicitly. This album will resonate for years to come.

Young Fathers Create a Powerful Ballad and Dance Track with “In My View” (Singles Going Steady)

Young Fathers Create a Powerful Ballad and Dance Track with “In My View” (Singles Going Steady)

With "In My View", trio Young Fathers performs a masterful balancing act, turning a powerful ballad into a lightly banging dance track and back again.

Young Fathers: TAPE 1 and TAPE 2 (Reissue)

Young Fathers: TAPE 1 and TAPE 2 (Reissue)

The reissue of Young Fathers' TAPE 1 and TAPE 2 shows the Scottish group's early promise.
Massive Attack / Young Fathers – “Voodoo in My Blood”

Massive Attack / Young Fathers – “Voodoo in My Blood”

"Voodoo in My Blood" is a trip-hop New Orleans funeral parade with the casket open, brimming with incantatory rhymes and death-hymn melodies.
Massive Attack: Ritual Spirit

Massive Attack: Ritual Spirit

Massive Attack primes the trip-hop pump with a compelling, bite-sized EP.
Young Fathers – “Old Rock N Roll” (Singles Going Steady)

Young Fathers – “Old Rock N Roll” (Singles Going Steady)

Syncopated loops and grimey production provides the perfect backdrop to add a new voice to the ongoing, and much needed, dialogue on race relations.