1. lists
    Tina Turner Upstaged EveryoneNine times the rock pioneer outshined her disciples.
  2. going analog
    Patti Smith’s Worldview Finds a New Format in the Beautiful A Book of DaysThe punk icon’s visual artistry is on full display in her new photography collection.
  3. photo essay
    ‘My Hometown Thought I Was a Freak’Down and out in New York City’s 1980s hardcore scene.
  4. rankings
    All 234 U2 Songs, Ranked From Worst to BestThe band has no shortage of transformative stadium rockers.
  5. remembrances
    Everyone Wanted to Be Like Ronnie SpectorThe Ronettes transcended the art of hitmaking. They set trends.
  6. remembrances
    The Simple Genius of Charlie Watts in 6 Classic Rolling Stones SongsDiscover or rediscover the best of the late drummer’s consistent focus on substance over flash, and his belief that less was more.
  7. vulture lists
    All 340 Bruce Springsteen Songs, Ranked From Worst to BestWeighing in on every original, officially released composition — including his latest album, Letter to You, and “I’ll Stand by You.”
  8. vulture lists
    The World of Vinyl: 20 Albums That Defined 1973What a year for music.
  9. fantasy listening
    Bruce Springsteen’s The River As a Single-AlbumWe even made you playlists for our would-be Side A and Side B.
  10. jack of all trades (master of one)
    Patti Smith’s Journey to Horses: A TimelineSome of it you read about in Just Kids, some of it you didn’t.