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The Very Best Music Magazines, Ranked 

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Updated May 5, 2020 885 votes 293 voters 13k views 33 items

This list contains information on the best music magazines ranked from best to worst by user votes. The best types of music magazines come in many forms. Some popular music magazines cover rock and roll while other famous music mags focus on hip hop. Many of the best music magazines highlight the songs of artists of all genres.

What publications will you find on this best music magazines list? Rolling Stone has to be at the top. Since debuting in 1967, Rolling Stone Magazine has featured many of the best musicians of all time on its covers including Bob Dylan, Kurt Cobain, Janis Joplin, and many more. Along with covering music, Rolling Stone also featured reporters such as Hunter S. Thompson diving deep into politics. Spin is another great magazine for music fans.

Jazz lovers may enjoy the articles in Down Beat magazine. Other good publications featured on this best music magazines list include Alternative Press, DJ Magazine, and Creem.

Do you have a favorite music magazine? Give the best publications a thumbs up and share some of your favorite covers in the comments section.

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Unspoken Press is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Very Best Music Magazines, Ranked
unspokenpress added
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Rolling Stone is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Very Best Music Magazines, Ranked
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Classic Rock is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Very Best Music Magazines, Ranked
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Billboard is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Very Best Music Magazines, Ranked
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Mojo is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Very Best Music Magazines, Ranked
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NME is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Very Best Music Magazines, Ranked
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Spin is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Very Best Music Magazines, Ranked
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Kerrang! is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Very Best Music Magazines, Ranked
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POP&KÜLTÜR... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Very Best Music Magazines, Ranked
YILMAZ added Turkey's the most popular music magazine
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Creem is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Very Best Music Magazines, Ranked
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Alternative Press is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Very Best Music Magazines, Ranked
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Relix is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Very Best Music Magazines, Ranked
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L.A. Record is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Very Best Music Magazines, Ranked
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The Fader is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Very Best Music Magazines, Ranked
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Variety is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Very Best Music Magazines, Ranked
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Mixmag is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Very Best Music Magazines, Ranked
LisSun added Music magazine
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The Hype Magazine is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Very Best Music Magazines, Ranked
thehypemagazine added News From Hip Hop To Hollywood!
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Rockshot Music Magazine ... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Very Best Music Magazines, Ranked
rockshotmaga added

Photography Music Magazine

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No Depression is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Very Best Music Magazines, Ranked
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Music In Minnesota is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Very Best Music Magazines, Ranked
Bo Weber added

Music In Minnesota is your #1 source for music news, concert reviews, and events in Minneapolis and beyond—a place to discover fresh local artists and also stay in touch with the national acts you know so well. www.musicinminnesota.com

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Country Music News is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Very Best Music Magazines, Ranked
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Under the Radar is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Very Best Music Magazines, Ranked
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California Rocker is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Very Best Music Magazines, Ranked
Dottie Paris added
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Down Beat is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Very Best Music Magazines, Ranked
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Guitar Player is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Very Best Music Magazines, Ranked