The Best Hip-Hop Albums of 2013

To create a broad narrative about rap in 2013 would be, at best, reductive. Things are simply too fragmented, even among the most visible artists, to make sweeping statements with any hint of honesty or seriousness. But a lot of exciting things happened–one of the genre’s biggest names seemingly lost his mind and made a ...

The 50 Best Albums of 2013

Okay folks… The day has finally come. Our ducks are in a row and after whittling down our list from 5,769 to a mere 50, we’re exhausted. But, we’re also excited. 2013 was a pretty good year for music. I’d also like to remind you that although this list is called The 50 Best Albums ...

The 14 Best Covers of 2013

It’s hard to say that these are in fact the 14 best covers of this year. So many great bands cover so many great songs each year and because it’s typically less formal than an album release, it’s not easily tracked. Therefore, I’d like to unofficially name this list: The 14 Best Covers I Heard in 2013. It’s ...

The Best EPs of 2013

EPs can sometimes go overlooked because of their lack of publicity and fanfare that come along with a normal album.  Unfortunately, all that overlooking can sometimes lead to listeners missing out on some exceptional tunes.  In no particular order, here’s a list of some of the best EPs of 2013 that should not go unnoticed. ...

The Best Music Videos of 2013

The music video sometimes seems a thing of the past now that the MTVs and VH1s we once knew are now long gone. However, despite the cable networks abandoning music videos, the art lives on. Music videos are an important, interesting part of song interpretation and can strongly influence the impression made on the listener. Many ...

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