Best Of 2017: Hard Rock

Best Of 2017: Hard Rock

MAGNET’s Matt Ryan picks the best hard-rock releases of the year 1 White Reaper The World’s Best American Band (Polyvinyl) 2
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Best Of 2017: Jazz/Improv

Best Of 2017: Jazz/Improv

MAGNET’s Bill Meyer picks the best jazz/improv releases of the year 1 Jaimie Branch Fly Or Die (International Anthem) 2 Bill
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Best Of 2017: Hip Hop

Best Of 2017: Hip Hop

MAGNET’s Corey duBrowa picks the best hip-hop releases of the year 1 Aminé Good For You (Republic) 2 Kendrick Lamar Damn (Top
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Best Of 2017: Punk

Best Of 2017: Punk

MAGNET’s Tim Stegall picks the best punk releases of the year 1 A Giant Dog Toy (Merge) 2 The Replacements For Sale:
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Best Of 2017: World Music

Best Of 2017: World Music

MAGNET’s j. poet picks the best world-music releases of the year 1 Ozomatli Non Stop: Mexico To Jamaica (Cleopatra) 2 Amadou
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Best Of 2017: Noise

Best Of 2017: Noise

MAGNET’s Raymond Cummings picks the best noise releases of the year 1 Various Artists Approach To Fear: Regeneration (Karl Schmidt Verlag)
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Best Of 2017: Indie Roots

Best Of 2017: Indie Roots

MAGNET’s Devon Leger picks the best indie-roots releases of the year 1 Offa Rex The Queen Of Hearts (Nonesuch) 2 Zeal
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Best Of 2017: Singer/Songwriter

Best Of 2017: Singer/Songwriter

MAGNET’s Hobart Rowland picks the best singer/songwriter releases of the year 1 Craig Finn We All Want The Same Things (Partisan)
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Best Of 2017: Metal

Best Of 2017: Metal

MAGNET’s Andrew Earles picks the best metal releases of the year 1 Sannhet So Numb (Profound Lore) 2 Boris Dear (Sargent House)
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Best Of 2017: Reissues

Best Of 2017: Reissues

MAGNET’s A.D. Amorosi picks the best reissues of the year 1 Hüsker Dü Savage Young Dü (Numero Group) 2 David
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MAGNET’s Top 25 Albums Of 2017

25. House And Land | House And Land (Thrill Jockey) The past has a lot to say to the present,
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Best Of 2017: Q&A With Waxahatchee’s Katie Crutchfield

Best Of 2017: Q&A With Waxahatchee’s Katie Crutchfield

We caught up with Waxahatchee’s Katie Crutchfield in her hometown of Birmingham, Ala., during some downtime between tour legs for
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MAGNET’s #1 Album Of 2017: Waxahatchee's "Out In The Storm"

MAGNET’s #1 Album Of 2017: Waxahatchee’s “Out In The Storm”

Make no mistake, MAGNET’s album of the year is about a nasty breakup, but it’s not completely informed by misery
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MAGNET’s #2 Album Of 2017: The National's "Sleep Well Beast"

MAGNET’s #2 Album Of 2017: The National’s “Sleep Well Beast”

As easy as it is to love the National, it’s also easy to dismiss the band as simultaneously understated and
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R.I.P. MAGNET Senior Writer Jonathan Valania