Killer beats, huge hype, and failure to follow through.
On Yoko Ono’s 1974 album “A Story,” and stepping out from behind the ever-present shadow of John Lennon.
On Syd Barrett’s time with Pink Floyd and making an album with household objects and found sounds.
For a bunch of rock ‘n’ rollers creating the horror punk genre, the Misfits sure were sensitive.
The posthumous Buckley industry began with this problematic album, proof that the people who control a musician’s estate don’t always have his music in mind.
We asked writers and editors to choose some of their favorite stories of the year in various categories. Here is the best in music writing.
What happens when you’re not different just for the sake of being different.
This outsider musician made music sound new again to everyone who listened.
This is the sound of not really trying.
Some of the most iconic images get captured when you’re just out for a stroll. What you do with these images is a political act.