December’s most noteworthy classical releases covered Schubert’s string quartets, contemporary takes on Elizabethan composer John Dowland, and English group Papagena’s solstice album, featuring seasonal classics and even a Joni Mitchell tune.
As the holidays draw ever closer, we’ve put together another assortment of music-themed gift ideas for the people in your life. This time we’re featuring high-end headphones, the career-spanning book from the surviving Beastie Boys, rhythm video games from Japan, and more.
It wouldn’t be the end of the year without our editors sharing their best-of lists. From the year’s best overall music to narrower examinations of pop, jazz, rap, classical, and more, be sure to stop by each weekday until the new year.