The best albums that didn’t make our best-albums list

As we said in our list of the Best Music Of 2017—as we say every year—winnowing all the thousands of albums that are released annually down to a mere 20, based on trying to find consensus among our reviewers’ widely differing tastes, is a difficult and, ultimately, meaningless task. Music is among the most subjective…

Foo Fighters, Miley Cyrus, and more albums to expect in September

Every Friday, dozens of new records are released into the wild. Some make big splashes, and others sink almost immediately. For most music consumers, it’s almost too much information, and save for those precious few who spend their hours glued to review sites and release calendars, it’s hard to know what’s coming out…

Open City (Ceremony, Lifetime, Ted Leo And The Pharmacists) announces debut album, tour

Though it hasn’t released any music, Open City has been a known quantity in the hardcore scene for nearly two years. The band started a Twitter account way back in April of 2015, and it’s played a few shows in that time, yet it had yet to put out a record. That changes today, as Open City releases the album it’s long…