Clayton Purdom
Clayton Purdom is a writer and editor based in Columbus, Ohio.
The 20 best songs of 2021

From the lightest dream-pop to the heaviest metal, these are the tracks that moved us this year

The best albums of 2021 so far

From Julien Baker to Rostam, Madlib to Mogwai, these are the records that most impressed us at this point in the year

The 20 best albums of 2020

Yes, it’s been a hard year, and yes, we’re also tired of confronting that fact. But the bizarrely repetitive and

The best albums of 2020 so far

The tidal wave of garbage that is 2020 continues to wash over us, keeping everyone masked and nervous. (And if

The best music of 2019 so far

Just six months into a great year in music, we’ve seen strange, galactic records from R&B innovators Solange and