magazines The Very Best Music Magazines, Ranked  

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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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Rolling Stone is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Very Best Music Magazines, Ranked
Rolling Stone

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18 9
Billboard is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Very Best Music Magazines, Ranked
Billboard

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12 4
Spin is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Very Best Music Magazines, Ranked
Spin

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17 9
Mojo is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Very Best Music Magazines, Ranked
Mojo

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11 4
Classic Rock is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Very Best Music Magazines, Ranked
Classic Rock

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10 4
NME is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Very Best Music Magazines, Ranked
NME

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6 5
Alternative Press is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Very Best Music Magazines, Ranked
Alternative Press

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5 4
Creem is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Very Best Music Magazines, Ranked
Creem

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4 3
L.A. Record is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Very Best Music Magazines, Ranked
L.A. Record

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5 5
Kerrang! is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Very Best Music Magazines, Ranked
Kerrang!

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5 5
Down Beat is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Very Best Music Magazines, Ranked
Down Beat

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5 5
Country Music News is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Very Best Music Magazines, Ranked
Country Music News

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3 3
Relix is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Very Best Music Magazines, Ranked
Relix

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4 5
The Fader is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Very Best Music Magazines, Ranked
The Fader

Every Song in The Sound of Music, Ranked by Singability

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4 5
Guitar Player is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Very Best Music Magazines, Ranked
Guitar Player

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3 4
Variety is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Very Best Music Magazines, Ranked
Variety

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Mixmag is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Very Best Music Magazines, Ranked
LisSun added MixMag Music magazine

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Paste is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Very Best Music Magazines, Ranked
Paste

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Music In Minnesota is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Very Best Music Magazines, Ranked
Bo Weber added Music In Minnesota 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.

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1 4
Modern Drummer is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Very Best Music Magazines, Ranked
Modern Drummer

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2 6
Top of the Pops is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Very Best Music Magazines, Ranked
Top of the Pops

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2 6
Under the Radar is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Very Best Music Magazines, Ranked
Under the Radar

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2 6
DJ Magazine is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Very Best Music Magazines, Ranked
DJ Magazine

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1 5
No Depression is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Very Best Music Magazines, Ranked
No Depression

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1 6
Gramophone is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Very Best Music Magazines, Ranked
Gramophone

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0 5
The Quietus is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Very Best Music Magazines, Ranked
The Quietus

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0 6
Hip Hop Weekly is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Very Best Music Magazines, Ranked
Hip Hop Weekly