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Photograph from the album cover of 'The Joshua Tree' by U2

How to Dismantle a Frontloaded Discography: U2’s studio albums ranked

Our journey had its ups and downs but we feel confident of where we ended up. Which is just as well, because we’re never putting ourselves through this again.

By André Dack, Frederick O'Brien & Rob Wilson

Artwork of Spotify as a musical meat grinder

What would a music streaming minimum wage look like?

Business is booming for streaming services, but not for the musicians who make them possible. Is it time for a music streaming minium wage?

By Frederick O'Brien

Run the Jewels performing live

Our 10 favourite albums of 2020

Music took on new meaning this year. For many of us it was the only remedy; at times, a vital kickstart. New releases became sources of vigour and inspiration

By Rachael Davis, Marcus Lawrence, Frederick O'Brien, André Dack, Gabriel Sutton & Andrew Bridge

Screenshot of the music video for "Me In 20 Years" by Moses Sumney

Our 10 favourite singles of 2020

This year has been... testing, to put it mildly. Music's magic has been a valuable support for many of us. Some would say essential. Here are the songs that kept us afloat.

By Rachael Davis, Marcus Lawrence, Gabriel Sutton, Frederick O'Brien, Andrew Bridge & André Dack

BioShock-themed ink and pencil artwork

State of Rapture: the music of ‘BioShock’

Splicing classical arrangements with avant-garde experimentation, Garry Schyman’s soundtrack reflected the game’s grand, warped, doomed vision of a new world.

By Frederick O'Brien

Album artwork of Metropolitan Hospital Center by Dylan Seeger

Dylan Seeger returns, and a toast to the unexpected

A near delirious strain of baroque pop, the album is quite beautiful. It’s off the beaten track, true to itself and all the more alive because of it.

By Frederick O'Brien

Album artwork of Lovely mutant cauliflower by This frilly ape

This frilly ape's 'Lovely mutant cauliflower' as weird and wonderful as it sounds

It's quite the fusion of sounds, and huge credit goes to Rumerio for creating something so distinctive. It's rather captivating, truth be told.

By André Dack

Photograph of members of the band Queens of the Stone Age playing pool

Our 10 favourite albums of the 2010s

The end of the 2010s is upon us, which means we are bound by obscure 16th century law to rank our favourite albums of the decade.

By Andrew Bridge, André Dack, Frederick O'Brien & Marcus Lawrence

Ellie Rowsell singing in front of a microphone

Our 10 favourite singles of the 2010s

The decade had some doozies. Here were our favourites.

By Marcus Lawrence, Michael Clark, André Dack & Frederick O'Brien

Tyler, the Creator wearing a dashing baby blue suit and monstrous blonde wig

Our 10 favourite albums of 2019

It's the end of the year, which means we're legally obliged to round up our favourite albums. Here are our picks in the year of our Lorde 2019.

By André Dack, Frederick O'Brien & Marcus Lawrence