Features

Stream Alex Smoke’s New Album and Read the Stories Behind Its Techno-Pop Songs

Discussed: Edward Snowden, pre-historical seaways, and prison songs from Mississippi

Stream DUST’s Agony Planet Album and Read Their Track-By-Track Commentary

Discussed: blood raves at Berghain, acid house, and Catholic masses for aliens

BoP’s Top 5 Records Best Enjoyed While Sitting Down

Or standing up in the case of Throbbing Gristle's '20 Jazz Funk Greats'

Stream Bloodiest’s New Album and Read Their Track-By-Track Commentary

"This sets the tone for the whole record—melancholy, downtrodden but angry, sparse and bleak"

The Bug’s Favorite Grime Songs

And the one artist you need to know is...

Eomac’s Favorite Record, Show + Songs

Discussed: Björk in Berlin, that Gqom sound, and Nico goes noise techno

A Look Back With Room40’s Lawrence English and Guitarist Norman Westberg

Sannhet’s Top 10 Albums

From familiar picks like Oneohtrix Point Never and Prurient to more obscure finds like Black Wing and 2814

Stephen Brodsky’s Top Music and Films, From Prurient to ‘Mad Max’

Aaron Turner’s Top 10 Live Acts, From Merzbow & Full of Hell to Jon Mueller

Also discussed: machismo-free guitar noise, Iron Lung's sense of humor, frustrated Mare fandom, and more

Regis’ Favorite Things, From Godflesh’s Reunion Tour to Julien Cope and Jarboe

M. Geddes Gengras’ Top 5 Musical Moments

Discussed: cliffside piano pieces, Kingston party crawls, lysergic lighting, the Dead's last stand and more

Algiers Share What Really Inspired Their Stormy Debut Album

Discussed: hauntology, black thought, Afro-futurist hip-hop, 'Stalker' and more

Visionist’s Favorite Moments In Fashion, Music, Food and Photography

Benoît Pioulard On… Ant’lrd

"I had the most sincere 'holy shit' moment I'd had in a long, long time"