From Kacey Musgraves and Willie Nelson's whimsy to Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton's warmth
See what movie managed to top 'La La Land,' 'Hell or High Water,' 'Moonlight' and 'Deadpool'
From the stage to the page: The year's best memoirs, essay collections and more
From Seth Rollins to Sasha Banks, we rank the best pro wrestlers of the year
Beyoncé, 'Blackstar' and other favorites from a trying year
Beyoncé, David Bowie and a dancing robot highlight the year in visuals
The year's best archival sets – from Pink Floyd's early odyssey to Bob Dylan's greatest tour, from deep funk to outlaw country
From Mark Chesnutt's country tradition to Wheeler Walker Jr.'s country crass, 15 albums that flew under the radar
Rihanna, Gaga, the 1975 and more of the year in hooks
From bat-wielding bad guys to hipster-stoner sidekicks, these were the small-screen heroes and villains that made our year
Rolling Stone critics choose LPs that flew under the radar
Flume, Kygo, Aphex Twin and more
From Chris Stapleton's poignant "Fire Away" to Jonny Fritz's naked "Stadium Inn"
From so-unbelievably-sucky sequels to one of the most toxic superhero blockbusters ever, Peter Travers picks the cream of the year's cinematic crud
From Puritan witches to perverse serial killers and predatory sharks – our picks for the year's scariest, most shocking horror flicks
From Margo Price and Brandy Clark to Jon Pardi and Dierks Bentley
See which song beat Beyonce's "Formation" and David Bowie's "Lazarus"
Frank Ocean, Solange, Alicia Keys and more
From 'Magnificent Seven' to 'Malcolm X,' we break down every one of the 'Fences' star's greatest (and most WTF) performances
From bathroom laws to ascendance of Mike Pence in Trump's White House, this year was not great for the trans community