Gathering 25 of our favorite releases so far in a year of pain, growth and unity.
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.
Turnpike Troubadours are dearly missed in country music. We rank the cherished Oklahoma band's best songs.
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.
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.
Riffs & Rhymes staff members chime in on their most anticipated albums of the year.
To commemorate the end of the 2010s, we gathered a collection of essays from various writers encompassing the music of the past ten years and the artists who gave it to us.
The albums we heard this year were powerful, moving and undeniably incredible. Including words from ten talented writers, artists and creatives, here are our favorites of 2019.
For his tragically short career, Gram Parsons churned out a bounty of memorable songs. Our picks for 20 of his very best.
Every introduction to any "best of" type post must make some sort of attempt at quantifying the greatness (or lack thereof) of any given 12 months, but being that this particular year marks the end of the 2010s, it is understandable that these kind of write ups may carry a little more significance this time … Continue reading The Best Albums of 2019 (so far)
The month of April brings the zeitgeist of all modern day American music-related gatherings, the one and only Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival. While many elements of Coachella hamper the ideal quality of experiencing live music, there's something to be said for the masses of people who swarm this desert every year to partake … Continue reading 25 Most Anticipated Acts at Coachella 2019
As much as some people hate the cliché of a new year and all that it symbolizes, there is something refreshing about starting clean from the top of the calendar - reenergized vision, sudden motivation, a blank canvas. Such is the case for music. Like every other year, the start of 2019 fills us fans … Continue reading Staff picks for the most anticipated records of 2019
One of music's most transcendent qualities is its timelessness, its ability to exist outside of the parameters of minutes and hours, days and nights, years and decades. It can be as beautiful 50 years from now as it was yesterday. Equally, it can take on a completely new life of its own when absorbed in … Continue reading Best of 2018: Top 10 Special Releases
Some of my favorite music this year came in the form of EPs, which for the sake of time, I guess you could consider very efficient. Nevertheless, this year's best short albums gave us some outstanding debuts from new faces, notable sidesteps from well-established veterans and so much more. Here are 10 of my favorite … Continue reading Best of 2018: Top 10 EPs
In 2018, I had the pleasure to come on board at Riffs and Rhymes and give my opinion about multiple artists and styles of music. With that being said, 2018 was such a great year for music! The amount of music that was covered this year was very constant and diverse. No matter what week … Continue reading Best of 2018: Matthew’s Top 10 Albums
By this point, I suppose 2018 hardly needs an introduction. There's a lot going on outside and today's music reflects that, as art always tends to do. If there's one positive thing we can all agree on is that there is truly an infinite amount of great music being released into the world on a … Continue reading Best of 2018: Roberto’s Top 10 Albums
What defines a classic record? For a lot of people, it varies. Some people think it comes down to strictly the music and that it needs to be exceptional to be called a classic but in today’s increasingly short attention span and lifespan of an album’s relevancy, it’s hard to really call anything a classic. … Continue reading Best of 2018: Potential Classic Rap Albums
To put it plainly, 2018 was a lot. Parts of my self and sanity were tested because life came around so fast and I didn’t know how to cope in healthy ways. I finished my last semester of undergrad and graduated, got into the best relationship of my life, moved to a new city, and … Continue reading Best of 2018: Tyler’s Top 10 Albums
Amid J. Cole's ascension into being one of rap's biggest names, it can be forgotten that not only is he an MC, but also a producer - and a good one at that. I am of the belief that J. Cole may actually be better at making beats than he is at rapping. Now, I … Continue reading Top 10 J. Cole Beats
In the future, when we look back at this decade in music, it will largely be remembered for the dominance of hip-hop. A handful of artists will come to mind when we think of who helped push the genre into such massive commercial relevancy: Drake, Kendrick Lamar, Chance the Rapper, Future and many others. At … Continue reading Top 10 J. Cole Songs
More than ever, rap has a voice. Here are nine hip-hop releases from this year you should definitely revisit.
Featuring albums from Brothers Osborne, Jackie Cohen, Lauren Ruth Ward and more.
Artists and writers from around the globe chime in on their favorite records of 2018 (so far).
Desert sun, overpriced food and live music aren't the only recipe for an epic weekend, but a reliable one for sure.
An updated version of this post is available here. Spring is here and baseball season is upon us. In honor of the new season, I made a list of some of my favorite walk up songs for hitters and pitchers. Enjoy! Tracks deemed off-limits on this list for their cemented status as legendary walk-ups: AC/DC … Continue reading 20 Badass Baseball Walk-Up Songs
Childish Gambino, Beach House, Gibbs and Madlib. The music outlook for 2018 translates to great expectations for lots of big names.
Counting down our ten favorite beats by legendary Detroit hip-hop producer, James Yancey.
A few rap projects from 2017 that I slept on, just discovered or didn't listen to quite enough.
From Kendrick Lamar to Fleet Foxes, here are my favorite albums of 2017.
Exceptional albums too good to overlook in our Best of 2017 series.