The 200 Best Songs Of The 2010s

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When this decade began, MP3s still reigned supreme. Now, at the end of it, a song is no longer even a file — it’s ephemera, on every streaming service and available to hear in myriad ways. For better and worse, the song (and the single) have become the norm for the general public’s music consumption. More »

The 5 Best Rolling Stones Songs Of 2018

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The-Rolling-StonesThe Rolling Stones did not release any music in 2018. Their last album of original material, A Bigger Bang, came out way back in 2005. More recently, they released an album of blues covers called Blue & Lonesome, just over two years ago. They are coming back Stateside for a tour next year, and between … More »

Ought – “Desire” Video

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Just about a month ago, the great Montreal post-punk outfit Ought returned with their third album, Room Inside The Word. It’s a dense, exciting new collection, one that rewards spending some time with it and parsing all the different avenues the band ventures down across its nine songs. Of course, there were also tracks … More »

Ought’s Room Inside The World Is A Rewarding New Chapter

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If you go back to the great post-punk bands of the late ’70s and early ’80s, you’ll find plenty of artists who started out avant-garde and challenging and stayed avant-garde and challenging throughout their career. But you’ll also find a stereotypical arc that played out in the history of ’80s music: that of the young … More »

Ought – “Desire”

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Considering how much we loved Ought’s last album Sun Coming Down — it was one of our favorites of 2015, in fact — we’ve been waiting not-so-patiently for its followup. That wait is almost over! The latest from the Montreal post-punks will be out next week, and while that alone is reason to … More »

Ought – “Disgraced In America” Video

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Montreal post-punk outfit Ought are just ahead of releasing Room Inside The World, the follow-up to their excellent sophomore album, Sun Coming Down, which we included in our Best Albums Of 2015 list. The forthcoming album’s lead single, “These 3 Things,” gave us … More »