The Best Albums of 2021
25 records that helped us reorient ourselves to the outside world.
The Best Albums of 2021 (So Far)
25 records to re-enter society to.
The Best Reissues and Box Sets of 2020
12 records we were pleased to see renewed and revamped.
The Best Albums of 2020
Here are our picks for the 25 albums that kept our spirits up in 2020.
The Best Albums of 2020 (So Far)
Twenty-five records that have kept us sane while sheltering in place.
The Best Songs of 2019
Ten tracks we’ll go to the mat for.
The Best Albums of 2019
Twenty-five records that brought joy in a tough year.
FLOOD Essentials: November 2019 feat. Jim Sullivan, FKA Twigs, Deerhoof, and More
Our recommendations from turkey month.
The 2010s: Artists Pick Their Top 10 Albums of the Decade
We asked Charly Bliss, Best Coast, Grouplove, Local Natives, and more to tell us the records they loved most this decade.
A Ranking of Taylor Swift’s Best “Lover” Bridges
We ranked ’em pre-“Lover,” so now it’s time for a follow-up.
A Ranking of Taylor Swift’s Ten Best Bridges
She’s practically an architect.
Here Are Elliott Smith’s Ten Best Songs
An entirely subjective list of the songwriter’s greatest hits on what would have been his fiftieth birthday.
The Best Albums of 2019 (So Far)
From American Football to Weyes Blood, twenty-five releases from this year that we stand behind without wobbling.
FLOOD ESSENTIALS: March 2019 featuring Tame Impala, Lizzo, SASAMI, and More
In our opinion, these were the new tunes worth your while during the first month of spring.
The Best Songs of 2018
Ten tracks we relied on in an ever-changing year.
The Best Albums of 2018
Twenty-five albums to kill your loneliness. Or at least make it suffer a little.
At Twenty-Five, Bikini Kill’s “Pussy Whipped” Reminds Us We Still Have a Right To Be Hostile
The group’s debut—and the riot grrrl movement at large—feels more vital than ever.
The Best Albums of 2018 (So Far)
From Amen Dunes to Yo La Tengo, twenty-five releases from this year that are leading the pack.
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.
The Best Reissues of 2017
Five favorites from this year that had a story to tell and music to back it up.
The 2017 FLOOD Holiday Gift Guide
Clock’s a-tickin’, but we’ve got you covered.
The Best Albums of 2017
Twenty-five full-lengths that kept us going, one way or the other.
The Best Songs of 2017
Ten compositions that changed our landscapes, big and small.
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.