The 25 Best Pop Albums of 2015

This year was the one where pop’s backstage forces stepped out from behind the scenes and took the reins. Ariel Rechtshaid bridged the gap between college radio and Top 40, taking command of Brandon Flowers’ sophomore ...

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The 40 Best Country Songs of 2015

In 2015, country saw its usual mix of warmly welcomed returns from legends like Dwight Yoakam, Patty Griffin, and Willie Nelson with Merle Haggard (together!), as well as breakouts from new stars ...

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Lollapalooza 2015: The Best Things We Saw On Sunday

Despite clear-blue morning skies, the final day of Lollapalooza ended on a stormy note, sending crowds scrambling for shelter as ominous clouds rolled in the afternoon. Undeterred, festival organizers reshuffled the schedule ...

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All 109 Sleater-Kinney Songs, Ranked

In 1995, the Olympian monolith that is Sleater-Kinney rose and went on to wreak blissful havoc on rock fans’ eardrums (and hearts) for the next ten years. The trio’s raw (but never ...

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The Five Greatest Motörhead Albums

Like Slayer or the Roots, Motörhead are never considered to be less than a great band, though their legend is somewhat automatic just for sticking it out and rocking so hard for ...

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The 40 Best Nu-Metal Covers of Pop Songs

If you’ve been paying attention to Billboard’s Hot 100 chart recently, you might see a surprising combination of artist and title ascending its way up the ranks: Disturbed and “The Sound of ...

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