In its quest for a fresh start, Tame Impala’s ‘Currents’ reveals layers of hope, uncertainty and anxiety beneath its warm, inviting surface.
‘The Tipping Point’ is populated by hip-hop’s forgotten heroes, and catches The Roots still finding their place in the pop culture pantheon.
‘Scorpion’ allowed Drake to showcase both sides of his personality: the tough-talking MC and the vulnerable R&B singer, all in one slick package.
‘Yeezus’ is proof that hip-hop can take any form. Kanye West’s exercise in minimalism was polarizing to some, but uncompromising in its sonic mission.
The best Tupac songs reveal a complex body of work straddling mediations on life and death, party jams, and some of the most thoughtful hip-hop in history.
With ‘Rebirth,’ Lil Wayne threw down the rap-rock gauntlet, resulting in one of the most unlikely success stories – and influential albums – of the 2010s.
Having owned the early 00s with their unstoppable run of singles, ‘The END’ was both a comeback and a victory lap for The Black Eyed Peas.
A decade after his trailblazing debut, ‘The Art Of Storytelling’ saw Slick Rick return to the hip-hop fold with some new tales to tell.
Over the past decade, Drake has redefined rap’s sound and the way we consume pop music.
With ‘The Marshall Mathers LP,’ Eminem catapulted rap to the forefront of the pop world and proved himself hip-hop’s greatest instigator.
On ‘Relapse,’ Eminem returned in full force, proving himself one of the most formidable rappers in the world, with one of his most extreme collections yet.
After assuming the hip-hop crown, ‘Views’ saw Drake at his most navel-gazing, wondering if his kingdom came with a price.
Recorded live with a 17-piece orchestra, ‘Late Orchestration’ was an early sign that Kanye West would create art that transcends time.
From his pioneering work with The Neptunes to N*E*R*D and solo albums, Pharrell Williams has become music’s top producer, pushing the envelope of pop.
A sign of things to come, with ‘Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded,’ Nicki Minaj led the way for female rappers and helped hip-hop consume pop completely.