The Cynicism Cure
A sincere celebration of principled people and the art they produce.
Dig for Fire: 25 Upcoming Albums More People Should Be Talking About
From québécois kraut-funk to the return of two of indie rock’s most celebrated sidemen, these are the unsung albums we’re most excited for this year.
The FLOOD Top 40
Our favorite tracks of the year, (almost) all in one place.
FLOOD’s Best Records of 2016
Great year for music, terrible year for everything else.
The “You Can’t Freeze Time” Cure
Serene entertainments to help draw out what little time we have left.
Five Records for Record Store Day’s Black Friday 2016
They’re almost worth trampling someone over.
The Toxic Relatives Cure: Families that Would Never Ruin Your Thanksgiving
Prepare for the worst by spending some time with the very best families in the history of popular culture.
Excuse My Efforts for Today: Preoccupations Is the Proper Soundtrack for America Right Now
We don’t deserve it.
The Desolation Cure: Finding Beauty in the Ruins
Now seems like a good time to remind ourselves of the beautiful things that we have the power to create.
Return of the Tapes: Peeking into the Window of Five of the Best Bedroom Artists
As these artists show, you don’t need a recording studio to make a great record.
What Noisy Cats Are We: Celebrating “Lifes Rich Pageant,” R.E.M.’s Great Shot in the Dark at Growing Up
As the album turns the same age that the band was approaching at the time they were making it, thirty never sounded so young.
The Diabolical Friendship Cure: Alternatives to the Unholy Bro-ly Alliance of Trump and Putin
Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin are threatening the evil friendships genre by implicating it in their anarchic plot to destabilize the world; but that doesn’t mean that all diabolical friendships are bad. Let us count the ways.
Celebrate the First Day of Lolla 2016 with 19 Videos from 19 Lollapaloozas
One from every year of the festival’s history.
5 Under-the-Radar Acts to Catch at Pitchfork Fest This Weekend
Because you’re gonna catch Sufjan either way.
Another Green World: Our Favorite Non-Musical Forays from Musicians
The new semi-animated Toro Y Moi concert film got us thinking: when it comes to making things that aren’t music, which musicians have done it best?
The Anti-America Cure: Patriotic Thrills That Won’t Endanger the Republic (or Your Soul)
Hot dogs, flags, and fireworks lose some of their appeal in light of the nativist hysteria gripping America at the moment, but this list will help you think America’s kind of great again.
FLOOD’s Best Records of 2016 (So Far)
It’s been six months already?
The Back Pages: Sean Nicholas Savage, “Mutual Feelings of Respect and Admiration” (2010)
Lo-fi crooner disco isn’t exactly a genre with clear lines of intent and seriousness, but looking back at one (the only?) key example shows that nothing ever sounded so sincere.