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.

On ‘We’re All Alone In This Together,’ Dave Finds A Happy Medium Between Sympathy And Empathy
Willow Stage Dives Into A Pop-Punk Fever Dream On The Riveting ‘Lately I Feel Everything’
Clairo Settles Into Piano Ballad Territory On Her Ambitious, Quiet New Album, ‘Sling’
Mariah The Scientist Triumphs With Ferocity On The Feisty ‘Ry Ry World’
Vince Staples’ Inviting Self-Titled Album Balances Bone-Chilling Stories And Comforting Production
Snoh Aalegra’s ‘Temporary Highs In The Violet Skies’ Willingly Clings To Fantasies While Avoiding Reality
Descendents’ Impressive ‘9th & Walnut’ Is The Oldest New Album You’ll Listen To This Year
Tyler The Creator’s ‘Call Me If You Get Lost’ Is A Top-Level Rap Album
Doja Cat’s ‘Planet Her’ Cements Her Weirdo Pop Star Status
Lightning Bug’s ‘A Color Of The Sky’ Is This Summer’s Indie Sleeper
Faye Webster Does A Bit Of Everything On ‘I Know I’m Funny Haha’ And Beyond
Lucy Dacus Hits A New Creative High On ‘Home Video’
The World According To Petey
H.E.R.’s Official Debut ‘Back Of My Mind’ Embraces Feelings With No Filters
Polo G Arrives At A Crossroads On His Way To Rap’s ‘Hall Of Fame’
Rostam’s Riveting Sophomore Album ‘Changephobia’ Examines Growth In All Forms
Bachelor’s Dusty Debut Album ‘Doomin’ Sun’ Is The Sound Of True Friendship
Japanese Breakfast Explains How She Made 2021’s Best Indie Album