Music Filter
  1. 50 Best Albums of the Year 2017, Ranked

    “I will always be an album guy. . . . there simply is no musical experience quite like a brilliant album listened to from start to finish.” At N.B.G.V, Eóin Donnelly offers his thorough, passionate take on his favorite albums, including Kendrick Lamar’s DAMN., Cigarettes After Sex’s eponymous debut, and dvsn’s Morning After.

    Music
  2. Saving Country Music

    Saving Country Music’s purpose is spelled out in its name: news, opinion, reviews, artist profiles, music history, and the always-popular off-color pop-country bashing.

    Music
    Photo by Frank Kehren via Flickr
  3. The 20 Best Albums of 2017 According to Bandcamp Daily

    Discover some of the most exciting, under-the-radar music of the past year, lovingly curated by the Bandcamp Daily team.

    Culture
  4. We Got Lucky: My Life with Tom Petty

    Silas House remembers Tom Petty: “We embraced strangers and threw our heads back and sang. This was a kind of church, too, I thought. A room full of love in a way I’d never experienced before.”

    Music
  5. Art
    Photo by Andrew Boyle
  6. We Close Tonight

    “Have a read, have some fun and find some new music. Simple.” Editors Ciarán, Jake, and Will review and interview the best unsigned and independent bands in the UK.

    Interviews
  7. Ghost Story by Andrew Wrangell

    In honor of Halloween, composer Andrew Wrangell is serving up some original, orchestral horror music along with a scary story: “Let me tell you a chilling tale…”

    Music
  8. Canadian expat Matthew Barlow remembers Gord Downie: “But, in telling us our stories back to us in a way no one ever had, Gord Downie and the Tragically Hip made us proud to be Canadian.”

    Music
  9. One Day Music Came

    “There was something in the tones, between the tones that made the world seem like a better place, the sky a bit bluer, the problems lighter to carry.” The writer and illustrator at Fictionspawn Monsters tells a tale in which music brings hope and joy.

    Fiction
  10. Stereogum

    A major hub for music lovers since 2002, Stereogum is a destination for discovering new songs, videos, and artists, and staying updated on industry news.

    Culture
  11. Every record tells a story

    From indie rock to metal and blues, Every record tells a story is a blog about vinyl, live performances, and above all: a music lover’s commitment to discovering new artists to explore.

    Music
  12. Want to Get Hired by Your Favorite Rapper? Build a Website.

    Negele “Hospey” Hospedales wanted to be Chance the Rapper’s intern. So he built a website to get noticed.

    Business
  13. Manuscript Notes

    Do you think classical music is too complicated, too stodgy, or too boring? Nick is here to open your musical horizons and show you why he loves it. Welcome to the world of Dvorak, Mozart, and Schubert.

    Music
  14. How To Work For Your Favourite Rapper

    “The first few weeks will be blurry, abstract, and smoked out. Every experience eye opening; some burdening, most reddening. The hotel rooms are bigger than your future.” Negele Hospedales, aka Hospey, recounts what it’s like to work for Chance the Rapper.

    Music
  15. The Old Green Singers

    Angie recalls her family’s beat-up truck, “Old Green,” which became a concert hall on wheels as she, her mom, and her brothers sang their way through good times and bad.

    Family