• Yeezy Does It
    Yeezy Does It

    For the fourth time in six albums, Kanye West takes the Pazz & Jop prize.

  • The Apostate
    The Apostate

    Kacey Musgraves makes country music you can use.

  • Piss and Jop
    Piss and Jop

    Why are people finally paying attention to R. Kelly's many crimes?

  • The Return of the Backpacker
    The Return of the Backpacker

    Many of the year's most acclaimed hip-hop artists transcended a backpack past to make great music.


Kanye West, Yeezus
Vampire Weekend, Modern Vampires of the City
Daft Punk, Random Access Memories
Beyonce, Beyonce
Chance the Rapper, Acid Rap
My Bloody Valentine, m b v
Haim, Days Are Gone
Janelle Monae, The Electric Lady
Kacey Musgraves, Same Trailer Different Park
Kurt Vile, Wakin on a Pretty Daze