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The Alternative’s 50 Top Records of 2021

Featured admin December 21, 2021

After a long year of difficult times and great music, our staff voted and put together our top 50 releases of the year, along with the winners of our 4 awards: AOTY, Best Debut, Most Underrated and Best Non LP. We are all so proud of our picks and we are sure you will find some incredible records that you had missed.

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The 60 Best Records of 2021 So Far

Featured admin June 16, 2021

It has been a wild first half of 2021. Vaccines, a new president, live music returning, and an avalanche of releases that were delayed from 2020. These are our staff's favorite records from the first half of the year. Take a look at the list and a listen to the playlist and you will find all the gems you had missed.

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The Alt’s Bookshelf: Volume 7

Featured The Editor December 8, 2020

The Alt’s Bookshelf is a series where our staff highlights some of their favorite books and zines related to music. For our seventh volume, Bineet shares her thoughts on My Thoughts Exactly by Lily Allen, I Would Leave Me If I Could by Halsey, and Mellow Zine.

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The 75 Best Releases of 2020 So Far

Featured admin June 16, 2020

2020 has not been a good year. There have been so many dark things going on that its hard to discuss music at all. But in art there's hope for change, or at the very least the pleasant distraction needed to relax and recharge to continue the fight tomorrow. With that in mind, we have listed our favorite releases of the year so far.

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