Each person who enters through the doors keeps the fear of failure at bay for another five minutes, and if you can do that enough, it starts to feels like a success. Yet those who come out saying: “I was really blown away" – those are the people I should be counting.
Gathering 25 of our favorite releases so far in a year of pain, growth and unity.
I was too young to see my favourite band when they were my favourite band. I look back with fondness on that youthful obsession, but will I ever be that invested in a band again?
In honor of impending baseball seasons all across the globe, we've updated our list of walk-up songs for hitters and pitchers with 20 brand new, badass tracks.
Their music will do far more than my words ever will.
Released nearly two years after its initial recording, "Wild Horses" emerged as a magical moment in The Rolling Stones' vast catalog.
Thanks to the advent of Zoom pub quizzes, I hear most of my music nowadays in ten-second snippets, tiny baited hooks for the fish who work in my brain’s sound archives.
Perhaps Johnny Cash’s most famous song, “Ring of Fire” was first released by the Man in Black on his 1963 record 'Ring Of Fire: The Best Of Johnny Cash.'
This week, writing a music column is an unwelcome reminder of things I enjoyed doing before the world went into lockdown. And yet, people are finding ingenious ways of getting by.
Recorded in 1971, Marianne Faithfull's long sought-after Stones-era album didn't come to full fruition until nearly a decade and a half later.
Turnpike Troubadours are dearly missed in country music. We rank the cherished Oklahoma band's best songs.
We examine Angel Olsen's 2016 indie rock masterpiece, an album that served as a rock and roll counterpart to her early folk recordings and featured lengthy garage jams while flirting with classic psychedelia.
On Thursday 12th March, Cat Empire played at Shepherd’s Bush Empire in London. I didn’t know it at the time, but it was to be my last gig before live events were dropped from social calendars en masse. There’s nothing quite like the sound of an excited crowd, and waiting for the show to start, certain words and phrases rose to the surface like driftwood at the foot of a waterfall.
Lynn’s classic 1960 debut single prompted her immediate success, largely due to the independent promotion by herself and her husband.
Looking for new music-related content to dive into during social distancing? These 10 podcasts offer a fun and immersive way to learn about your favorite artists, songs and music history.
Eight years ago, Josh Tillman bid farewell to his music career as J Tillman and Father John Misty was born.
Head hunched over desk, hand cramping, my pen decides where it’ll go next. I start writing with no direction and build a map as I go. I’ll know when I’ve got to where I need to be, if I’m lucky, but not how I’ve got there.
A look back at one of the lead track's from Post Malone's blockbuster 2018 record "beerbongs & bentleys."
We break down the ambitious 2011 project that catapulted Danny Brown from a local riser to an underground phenom.
There’s nothing to see, just like there wasn’t really much to see when the band were playing, or when the poet was performing. But there is something. Perhaps if we had other senses we wouldn’t dismiss all that is unquantifiable.
A statistical breakdown of Album Book Club's top 100 albums of the 2010s.
Online music chat and forum Album Book Club details their top 100 albums of the 2010s by way of an extensive poll and weighting system.
Few singer-songwriters tackle the unknown abyss above quite like Angel Olsen.
It takes an artist not to play every note.
Frank Ocean's "Endless" was a moment fans dreaded might never happen.
Riffs & Rhymes staff members chime in on their most anticipated albums of the year.
We dipped into the archives for the latest installment of CableWrites. Relive the magical experience of Radiohead live in Portugal, just a few years ago.
Mac Miller's music and personality impacted countless lives, and his absence still lingers in the hearts of many. "Circles," the posthumous companion project to 2018's "Swimming," was released last Friday.
The festival shortlists were out. None came out a clear winner: not the right music, poor headliners, no acts announced yet. None, that was, until we looked in our back garden. We were going back to Pinkpop.
Out of all the artistic touchstones in David Bowie's mercurial career, The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars remains one of his most celebrated and accessible bodies of work.