Wallpaper music? None here. These are the albums that have shifted moods and created new worlds
The Pitchfork Readers Poll features your picks for the best (and worst) in the world of music, including your choices for Top Albums and Top Tracks, along with Most Underrated and Overrated Albums, Best New Artists, Best Musician Twitters, plus your answers to a number of either/or questions.
World weary rap courtesy of Vince Staples and Future. Vulnerable folk from Joanna Newsom and Sufjan Stevens. Thundercat and Kamasi Washington’s astral musings. The welcomed comebacks of Dr. Dre and Sleater-Kinney. All of that and more makes up our Top 50 albums of the year.
From Drake's dominance to Adele's return, Tame Impala's blissful psych to Kendrick Lamar's politically charged hip-hop, 2015 marked another diverse and strong year for music. These are our picks for the best songs of the year.
Jenn Pelly talks with Oneohtrix Point Never’s Daniel Lopatin about the expansive extra-musical world he created to go along with his conceptual new album, Garden of Delete, in the latest episode of our “This Is How We Do It” podcast series.
From Nicki and Beyoncé’s ecstatic Coachella road trip, to David Bowie’s haunting interstellar hallucination, to Oneohtrix Point Never’s epic LARP-ing battle, to Charli XCX’s psychotic death-by-selfie freak show, to Kendrick’s powerful levitating act, here are our 20 favorite videos of the year.
Our creative director Michael Renaud picks out 20 of the most visually striking record covers of the year featuring: a twisted FKA twigs, creepy baby heads, creepier plushies, St. Vincent's all-seeing overlord, bloody guts, and a Waka Flocka mask.
From Tame Impala to Frank Ocean to the Caretaker to Beach House to Kurt Vile and lots more, our picks for the best albums of the last five years.
Here are the 50 albums we couldn't stop listening to this year including: Blood Orange's homespun R&B, Majical Cloudz's bold confessionals, Kanye's explosive statement of purpose, Vampire Weekend's all-loving rallying cry, and more.
The 25 most eye-catching sleeves of the year including: Deafheaven's absolute pinkness, Tyler, the Creator's loony self-portrait, David Bowie's revisionist history, Savages' elegant minimalism, and Pharmakon's pretty, pretty maggots.