FLOOD’s Best Records of 2017 (So Far)

We’re halfway there.

Does Ed from Radiohead Only Sing His Own Name? An Investigative Report

Not all fan theories are garbage.

Nine of Kendrick Lamar’s Most Underrated Raps

Ease the “DAMN.” suspense with some of the deepest cuts.

Shoot to Thrill: Fifteen Australian Acts You Should Know

There’s more to the place than Tame Impala and knifey-spoony, you ignoramus.

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.

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