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Dark Ambient 101: Understanding The Technicalities

Dark ambient is a genre that is still quite a mystery, even to many dedicated fans, though it’s been around for several decades. An important factor …

Music Production

The 25 Greatest Debut Metal Albums of All Time

<i>This article is powered by our good friends at Welcome to Rockville. Check out the incredible lineup here.</i>There’s nothing more important than making …

Death Metal

20 Things Every Man Should Have In His Wardrobe

The essential building blocks of your personal style<p>The list of basic essentials that should constitute the wardrobe of every stylish man is not particularly long. From simple (yet high quality) shirts to perfectly cut chinos, to the one suit you have no excuse not to own; here, we've selected the …

Men's Fashion

9 things you should never say during a salary negotiation

You're 96% sure that you are ready to schedule a meeting with your boss to ask for a raise. Or perhaps you're nearing the end of the job interview process and an offer is in sight. However, if you're like me, you have definitely put your foot in your mouth a time or two saying the wrong thing at …


The Best Songs For People Who Love Face-Melting Guitar Solos

Guitar solos can really go either way. If placed or executed poorly, they can kill the emotion and momentum of a song. This is especially true of long, boring solos, devoid of any kind of intention, forethought or passion. On the other hand, a well-done guitar solo can make for the perfect …

Rock Music

15 WhatsApp hacks every cool guy with a smartphone needs to know

15 WhatsApp hacks every cool guy with a smartphone needs to know<p>WhatsApp hacks are what you need to make your smartphone smarter. Not only will they …


Clever Ways to Conjure Haunting, Mysterious Melodies

Two hauntingly beautiful hexatonics that are perfect for creating mysterious, exotic musical moods.<p>21<p>SHARES<p>In the April 2015 issue of <i>Guitar World,</i> I …

27 Podcasts You Need To Start Listening To In 2018

Tired of listening to the same old podcasts? Here's some fresh ones that deserve your time.<p>We asked the BuzzFeed Community and BuzzFeed staff to tell us about underrated podcasts they absolutely love. We received thousands and thousands of submissions this year. (Thank you if you sent one in.) Here …

24 Books You Can Binge Read In, Like, One Day

Short and sweet and impossible to put down.


19 Books To Read Before The Movie Comes Out In 2018

Another year of awesome movie adaptations!


Start Off Your 2018 Right By Reading These 18 New YA Books

Don't miss out on these this winter.


All the science fiction, fantasy, and horror books that everyone will be talking about in 2018

Bookshelf goals<p>With a new year comes the promise of new books hitting bookstores. 2018 is shaping up to have plenty of adventures to delve into — taking readers to distant planets, fantastical realms, and beyond. We’ll meet some authors publishing their first-ever novels, and we’ll become …

Science Fiction

Board Game Gift Guide 2017

As I’m sure almost all of you know, board games make the absolute best gifts. It’s a scientifically proven fact. And as we embark upon this year’s …

Board Games

VCV Rack Updated & More Free Modules Available

The update features a new VCO in Fundamental, Lissajous mode in Scope, plug lights and more… Read More VCV Rack Updated & More Free Modules Available


Which Sounds Better, Analog or Digital Music?

Record players have made a comeback over the past decade. Some of the credit probably goes to the hipster trend toward retro everything, but music …

Music Production

Get Your Game On: Hobby Game Roundup for September 2017

The talk of the streets and taverns has all been about the so-called death curse: a wasting disease afflicting everyone who’s ever been raised from …

Board Games

7 Board Games For Two That Aren't Scrabble

Including a chess-like strategy game that is super-addictive.<p><i>We hope you love the products we recommend! Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales from the links on this page.</i>

Ananda Shankar's game-changing sitar-meets-synth LP reissued on vinyl

August 25, 2017 In News<p><b>Seminal 1970s Bengali rock.</b><p>Ananda Shankar’s debut <i>Ananda Shankar</i> is being re-released this September by Music on Vinyl.<p><b>Listen</b> …

The best album of every year since 2000, according to critics

Since the turn of the century, the review aggregator Metacritic has compiled an annual list of the year's best-received albums, assigning scores based on their composite critical reception.<p>We selected the top album from each year, starting with 2000 (and including the best album of 2017 so far). …

Rap & Hip-Hop

5 Arpeggiator Techniques + Free Cheat Sheet

We continue with our Ableton Effects cheat sheet series. Check out the previous cheat sheets and techniques by CLICKING HERE.<p>The entire collection is …


The 20 Best Electronic Albums of 2016

There were no real tectonic shifts in electronic music in 2016; even the most skilled artists’ efforts went largely toward improving upon—or at least making their mark upon—long-established forms. Perhaps that’s why our year-end ranking is so full of veteran players, like Aphex Twin, who continued …

Extreme Weather
Consumer Tech

AudioStream Reviewer's Choice: Top 3 Albums of 2016

Our reviewing team (I really enjoy typing that), Steve Plaskin, Ola Björling, John Darko, Jana Dagdagan, Alex Halberstadt, and moi, pick our favorite …

David Bowie
David Bowie

15 Great Albums You Didn't Hear in 2016

Rolling Stone critics choose LPs that flew under the radar<p>15<p>By<p>These albums may not have burned through your playlists in 2016, but a <i>Rolling Stone</i> …

Bandcamping: The 25 Best Underground Albums of 2016

Kanye West, Beyoncé, Solange, David Bowie, Chance The Rapper, Childish Gambino, Frank Ocean, Bon Iver, Anderson Paak., Radiohead… Listed in no …

Lana Del Rey

Ranked: The 20 best albums of the year, according to critics

2016 was a whirlwind year in music, punctuated by blockbuster releases, a handful of masterful albums, and the loss of some iconic artists.<p>From the …

17 Men’s Grooming Gifts For The Guy Who Looks In the Mirror Every Chance He Gets


The best TV shows to binge watch over Christmas

On-demand TV has become more and more popular over the past few years. For many, it's now their default way to enjoy TV. Gone are the days of putting in a videotape and setting a timer, it's now all about setting up series link or loading up a streaming app. With an extra long Christmas weekend to …

10 Escapist Albums to Get You Through the Worst Day in Modern History

There is little that can be said to fully express what a dark day today is. Donald Trump is set to be the leader of the free world in two months …

Brian Eno