Noisey 2018

31 Essential Records You Might Have Missed This Year

Here are the releases that may have flown under your radar in a very busy year.
Noisey Staff
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The Noisey Guide to

The Guide to Getting Into Siouxsie and The Banshees, Dark Pop Outsiders

From punk to pop, the London band would influence a generation of artists by flouting convention and playing with public perception. Just don't call them "goth."
Liz Ohanesian
power rankings

Noisey Power Rankings: December 3 - 7

Almost everyone had good weeks—Violent J, Meek Mill, Soulja Boy. Oh, but not Tumblr. Tumblr goes down.
Noisey Staff
Open Letters

We Are Drowning in a Devolved World: An Open Letter from Devo

Following the band's Rock Hall nomination, founder Gerald Casale reflects on its dystopian legacy in the age of Trump.
Gerald V. Casale
Noisey 2018

The 100 Best Songs of 2018

The Noisey staff's favorite tracks of the year.
Noisey Staff

The 100 Best Albums of 2018

The Noisey staff's favorite releases of the year.
Noisey Staff
Scene Reports

Salvador's Multi-Generation Axé Scene Spreads Black Brazilian Pride

From newer artists like Luedji Luna and Xênia França to veterans, we dive into the west African-inspired genre that won't be whitewashed.
Tarisai Ngangura

Chris Gethard Will Always Be a Loser (and That’s OK)

The comedian reflects on life after 'The Chris Gethard Show,' the surprise success of his call-in podcast, and his new book of life advice, 'Lose Well.'
Dan Ozzi
Rank Your Records

The Marked Men’s Mark Ryan Ranks the Band’s Four Seminal Punk Albums

The guitarist of the influential Texas four-piece looks back at their four infectious LPs.
Dan Ozzi

How English Legends Suede Came Back from Creative Oblivion to Find Redemption

Their latest album, 'The Blue Hour,' is their best in more than 20 years. Here, frontman Brett Anderson tells us where he's at in life.
Jeremy Allen

An Interview with Speedy Ortiz's Sadie Dupuis About Her New Book of Poetry

Like Speedy Ortiz? Well then friend, 'Mouthguard' is for you. Plus, check the new video for "I'm Blessed."
Annalise Domenighini
the shape of punk

The Locust's Bugged-Out Debut Made Hardcore Way Weirder

Twenty years ago, the noisy San Diego band used insect imagery and sci-fi undertones to challenge perceptions of what a hardcore band should sound and look like.
David Anthony