1. rock and roll hall of fame
    Every Artist in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Ranked From Best to WorstFrom Chuck Berry to Missy Elliott.
  2. vulture lists
    All 214 Beatles Songs, Ranked From Worst to BestWe had to count them all.
  3. vulture lists
    All 74 Led Zeppelin Songs, Ranked From Worst to BestThe biggest, loudest, heaviest band of all.
  4. vulture lists
    All 165 Pink Floyd Songs Ranked, From Worst to BestSo, you think you can tell Meddle from The Division Bell?
  5. remembrance
    The Complications of David CrosbyHe found disharmony in every aspect of his life except one.
  6. remembrance
    The Masterful, Mercurial World of Jeff BeckIn an industry of showoffs and sociopaths, he was a showboat only onstage.
  7. remembrance
    Jerry Lee Lewis Was an SOB Right to the EndThe talented hell-raiser of early rock and roll died at 87.
  8. obit
    Charlie Watts Held the Rolling Stones Together for Half a CenturyRemembering the legendary drummer, without whom the greatest rock and roll band in history might’ve crumbled.
  9. obits
    Jim Steinman, Master of ExcessAt his best, humor and his natural talents came together — most often in the work of Meat Loaf — to create ineffable moments of pop and rock grandeur.
  10. respect the classics
    All of the 2021 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Nominees, RankedWho’s most deserving of induction this year? And who should maybe just wait?
  11. obituary
    No One Was Safe from Phil SpectorThe producer made countless contributions to music, but his ego overshadowed them all.
  12. a-wop-bop-a-loo-bop
    Little Richard Put Wild Sex Into the Top 40 for GoodThe self-described king and queen of rock and roll died today at 87.
  13. obits
    Bill Withers Was the Definition of TimelessWithers, who died earlier this week at 81, had talent and an air of imperturbable gravity.
  14. rock hall
    All of the 2020 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Nominees, RankedWho’s most deserving of induction? The list is slim.
  15. rock hall 2019
    The Essential Guide to Roxy Music, From the Songs to the Eno-Ferry FeudEverything you need to know about arguably the most influential of the 2019 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction class.
  16. bob dylan
    10 Things You Didn’t Know About Bob Dylan’s Never Ending TourOn three decades — and nearly 3,000 shows.
  17. appreciations
    Elton John Is Not the Man They Think He Is at HomeHe’s sold 150 million albums and been famous for five decades. But do we really know him?
  18. rrhof2019
    All 15 2019 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Nominees, RankedFrom Roxy Music to Def Leppard.
  19. 66 Oscar Monologues and Opening Numbers Ranked, From Worst to BestFrom Seth MacFarlane and Snow White to Chris Rock and NPH, with lots of Bob Hope in the middle.
  20. vulture lists
    All 147 Michael Jackson Songs, Ranked From Worst to BestFrom his voice to his image to his dancing, it was so easy to get swept up in his High Pop Art. Then things got weird.
  21. vulture lists
    All 139 the Clash Songs, Ranked From Worst to BestDeath or Glory?
  22. obits
    Remembering Tom PettyWhile his image was laid-back, almost hippielike, you don’t get to be a star and stay one without some grit.
  23. in memory
    Steely Dan’s Walter Becker: A Perfectionist Who Always Sounded HumanBecker’s death was announced on Sunday.
  24. How the Creators of Something True Make the Best Podcast You Aren’t Listening ToEach episode is a single, true story, generally from an obscure corner of history.
  25. Beatles Engineer Geoff Emerick on Recording Sgt. PepperIt was 50 years ago today, when Sgt. Pepper was released in the USA.
  26. chuck berry
    Taylor Hackford Remembers Making a Movie With Chuck Berry“It was like riding a Brahma bull. He was going to buck you off sooner or later, but you had to try.”
  27. Chuck Berry Invented the Idea of Rock and RollWith grace and wit, his lyrics reflect back on themselves a world flawed but full of potential.
  28. nobel prize
    Bob Dylan’s Nobel Prize Is Both Shocking and DeservedHe’s one of the signal poets of the 20th century.
  29. vulture cover story
    For Better or Worse, Lou Reed Was Always Lou ReedThree years after his death, and in advance of a career-spanning box set, a reassessment of the Velvet Underground leader.
  30. vulture cover story
    The New Punctual Guns N’ RosesAxl, Slash, & Co. are back together, on tour, and finally doing what they should have been doing for the last two decades.
  31. The New Punctual Guns N’ RosesAxl, Slash, & Co. are back together, on tour, and finally doing what they should have been doing for the last two decades.
  32. radiohead
    Album Review: Radiohead’s A Moon Shaped PoolA Moon Shaped Pool doesn’t rock all the way through, but each track is an actual good song.
  33. prince
    Remembering Prince, Arguably the Most Crazily Multitalented Pop Star EverWith the death of Prince, let’s celebrate “this thing called life,” as His Purpleness himself put it.
  34. obits
    Remembering Merle HaggardMerle Haggard was so talented he could float through a half-dozen genres (and generations) of country music and somehow always retain the respect of virtually all of his fellows.
  35. tributes
    Remembering George Martin, Architect of the BeatlesIf the pop world was considered an Inferno, then Martin was a Virgilian figure to the four young men — in various senses their leader, their teacher, their master.
  36. remembering bowie
    10 Thoughts on David BowieI think in the end, Bowie’s greatest legacy will have been an extension of this: expanding the rock world — its music, its vocabulary, its worldview.
  37. music
    David Bowie’s Golden Years: Assessing a Radical CareerA new album after a decade in reclusion prompts the question: When Bowie was great, who was he exactly?
  38. 40th birthdays
    Why The Rocky Horror Picture Show Still Matters 40 Years LaterIf nowhere else, at Rocky Horror, we had a tribe.
  39. tv
    Surprise: The Foo Fighters’ HBO Show Is Actually Pretty GreatSonic Highways is an unapologetically deep, engrossing, revelatory look at the quirky corners of musical history.
  40. not so swift
    Why Taylor Swift Is Nuts for Leaving SpotifyAs we’ve seen over the past 15 years, the decisions record labels make are quite often not in the best interests of their customers, their artists, or, in the end, themselves. 
  41. dylan
    Is Bob Dylan’s The Basement Tapes Too Revered?Listen to “Wild Wolf,” though.
  42. music
    How Did Bob Dylan Get So Weird?Call his work art, call it crap, but in the end it’s the creation of an artist who defies us to ask for something more.