Hey, New York Times: Leonard Cohen’s Lyrics Are as Good as Any Poetry
A “New York Times” poetry review said this guy’s words are no good. Here’s why that’s crazy.
Step Away from the Greta Van Fleet: Ten Obscure Hard-Rock Gems from the 1970s
For the last time, rock isn’t dead—but there’s still a lot that could use a revival.
King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard’s Five 2017 Albums, Ranked
The proggy psych septet destroyed any traditional conception of a release cycle last year, but each of their five LPs are worth talking about on their own.
Things Called “Arm and Hammer,” Ranked
Counting off five Hammers that are just so hyped.
Pourin’ One Out: Four Promising Atlanta Bands That Called It Quits in 2017
…and four that thankfully didn’t.
But What Do They Really Do in the Shadows?: A Brief History of Empathy in Vampire Film
Biography, allegory, and satire give voice to a severely misunderstood entity.
The Coppolas, Ranked
Oscars, Schmoscars. We’ve got the real winners of the family right here.
FLOOD’s Best Records of 2017 (So Far)
We’re halfway there.
Storms in Heaven: Ten Shoegaze Records You May Still Need to Hear
Beyond the pink squalls of My Bloody Valentine, Slowdive, and Ride lies a whole world of whorl.
WATCH: Fan Your FOMO with Some Coachella 2017 Video Highlights
From Radiohead’s unforeseen crowd-pleasing to “Kung Fu” Kenny’s cinematic themes
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.
The Culture of Violence Cure (a.k.a. The Super Bowl Cure)
Sober-minded classics for coping with a day of boozy bloodlust.
The Road-to-Ruin Cure
The things that you want are not necessarily the things that are good.
The Inauguration Day Cure
Prescriptions for coping with your very rational fears.
The “Unqualified for the Job” Cure
Now’s probably a good time to celebrate some people who are actually experts in their chosen professions.
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.