Plus, an in-depth conversation about the rest of the best and those yet to come.
These are the tracks that either tug at our heartstrings or go straight for the gut.
Surprises, both beautiful and heartbreaking, are the story so far this year.
The heavy metal renaissance is in full effect.
These acts brought something special and unforgettable every single night.
This year’s best videos were about the endearing and enduring.
This year, the Compton rapper became the voice of an exasperated yet idealistic generation.
Everyman genius Kevin Parker makes music to get lost in.
This year belonged to the artists hungry to tell the truth.
The Long Beach rapper just wants people to understand each other.
A year when music got wilder, weirder, and more vital.
Our seasoned staff of festivalgoers reflect on years of greatness.