2023: The stories behind 8 of the year’s best music videos

Staff Lists: The Crack Magazine team pick their 2023 highlights

The music and moments, new discoveries and trusty items, that got us through the year

Gift guide 2023: The best Christmas presents for music fans

From rave-inspired perfume to the TraTraTrax scarf, Kylie’s ‘Tension’ candle, the Sports Banger book and Caroline Polachek’s ‘Bunny Is a Rider’ thong

The Top 25 Tracks of 2023

The best songs of 2023, according to Crack Magazine. Featuring Jorja Smith, NewJeans, SofTT, Overmono, Mitski and more

The Top 50 Albums of 2023

The albums that captured the many moods of 2023, starring Troye Sivan, Klein, Kara Jackson, Lankum, Laurel Halo and more. Our top 50 albums of the year

Crack Magazine’s Festival Guide 2023

An ongoing, regularly-updated directory of festivals and events taking place around the world this year, in 2023 – handpicked by Crack Magazine

Staff Lists: The Crack Magazine team pick their 2022 highlights

Reflections on the music, moments, items and artists that got the Crack Magazine team through 2022

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The Top 25 Tracks of 2022

The best songs of 2022, according to Crack Magazine. Featuring FKA twigs, Arctic Monkeys, Fever Ray, Salamanda, Skin on Skin and more

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The Top 50 Albums of 2022

Our pick of the best albums of 2022, starring Kendrick Lamar, Ariel Zetina, 700 Bliss, Wu-Lu and more. Music that left a mark on us – and the world – in a year that’s oscillated between the frightening and the absurd; painful and joyous.

Compilations you may have missed in 2021

An unranked selection of 20 compilations that you should catch up on. Featuring Pastor T.L. Barrett, SVBKVLT, Cakeshop, Pressure Dome and more

Staff Lists: The Crack Magazine team on the best moments of 2021

From favourite tracks in the club, to podcasts and recipes, the Crack Magazine team reflect on the past 12 months and what got them through lockdown

The Best Music Videos of 2021

From NSFW choreography to surrealist setups and coming-of-age hedonism, here’s an unranked list of our top 10 videos of the year

The Best Mixes of 2021

From odes to old-school genres to tributes for pioneers we’ve tragically lost. An unranked list of 20 mixes from 2021, featuring Yung Singh, Loraine James, Don Zilla, Tomu DJ and more

The Best Film Scores of the Year

From dangerous road trips to desert terrains and harrowing examinations of FBI surveillance. Here are our top 10 soundtracks of 2021, unranked

The Top 25 Tracks of 2021

From post-breakup anthems to the return of the club banger, and viral TikTok hits. These are the tracks that resonated in 2021

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The Top 50 Albums of 2021

From field recordings to the divorce album, via club experiments and self-care rituals. Our top albums of 2021, featuring Klein, Squid, Ghetts, PinkPantheress and more