The 28 most-anticipated albums of February

The year in music was off to a promising start thanks to January’s many great new albums. And with planned releases from the likes of U.S. Girls, Rhye, and The Soft Moon—not to mention the hotly anticipated Kendrick Lamar-curated Black Panther soundtrack—February looks to continue that trend. Here are the new records…

Screaming Females, plus amazing records from Hinds and Cheatahs

Fuck Clapton, Marissa Paternoster is God. The Screaming Females frontwoman can shred when she feels like it—Ugly’s “Doom 84” proves that—in solos complemented by beefy, gnarly hooks complemented by her vibrato-laden wail, giving some much-needed heaviness to a genre that has become just a little too precious for its…

Watch Screaming Females’ “Shake It Off” cut together with the actual video

You surely don’t need an excuse to watch one of this year’s best A.V Undercover sessions—Screaming Females’ covering Taylor Swift’s “Shake It Off”—but in case you do, an intrepid fan (presumably of both versions) has cut together the Females’ blistering take with footage from T-Swift’s original video for the song. It…

The best albums of 2015 so far

Considering we’re only almost to July, 2015 has seen an abundance of musical riches so far. From new albums by old bands to great albums by new bands, there’s plenty of great material to queue up just from the past six months. Below, The A.V. Club runs down a bunch of our favorite stuff, from Sleater-Kinney to…

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