The RX is Uproxx Music’s stamp of approval for the best albums, songs, and music stories throughout the year. Inclusion in this category is the highest distinction we can bestow, and signals the most important music being released throughout the year. The RX is the music you need, right now.

Gang Starr’s ‘One Of The Best Yet’ Is A Poignant Coda To The Pioneering Group’s Iconic Career
FKA Twigs’ New Album, ‘Magdalene,’ Is A Stunning Example Of Both Intimacy And Restraint
Guapdad 4000’s Eclectic Debut, ‘Dior Deposits,’ Crowns A New People’s Champ For The Bay Area
Bay Area Rapper Rexx Life Raj Is Ready For His Next Big Step On ‘Father Figure 3: Somewhere Out There’
King Princess’ Debut Album, ‘Cheap Queen,’ Is Queer Pop For A New Generation
Electric Guest Bring Back Golden-Era Pop And R&B On Their Major Label Debut, ‘Kin’
Vagabon’s Self-Produced New Album Is Deeply Experimental And Wildly Beautiful
Danny Brown Comes Down To Earth On His Q-Tip-Produced ‘U Know What I’m Sayin’
Angel Olsen Goes Big On Her Stunningly Cinematic New Album, ‘All Mirrors’
Damian Lillard Tells Us Why His Music Deserves Rap Fans’ Attention
Tegan And Sara Discuss Reliving ‘High School’ In Both Their Inspiring New Memoir And Album
Sturgill Simpson Has Made The Groove-Heavy Guitar-Hero Album Of The Year
Brittany Howard Takes A Big Step Beyond Alabama Shakes On The Brilliant ‘Jaime’
Charli XCX’s ‘Charli’ Pushes Past Uncomfortable Feelings Into Pop’s Future
Long Beard Unpacks The Long Wait Behind Her Aching, Dreamy New Album, ‘Means To Me’
Alex Cameron Performs Lyrical Miracles On His Excellent New Album, ‘Miami Memory’
Earthgang Carve Their Own Piece Of Atlanta’s Rap Legacy With The Psychedelic ‘Mirrorland’
Kemba Finds Life After Death On His Powerful New Album, ‘Gilda’