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.
Tame Impala mastermind Kevin Parker is on a crusade to stretch listeners’ minds with his stealthy psychedelic rock—but the frontman is often so deep into his own music that he can hardly even enjoy it. Corban Goble heads to the California desert to get the full story behind Parker’s latest exercise in trippy meticulousness, Currents.
Taking place on Randall's Island in NYC, this year's Governors Ball featured acts such as Rae Sremmurd, Björk, Drake, Lana Del Rey, and more. Photographer Erez Avissar was there to capture onstage moments as well as portraits of the artists.
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.
From Drake to Beach House to Deafheaven to Sophie to Grimes to Cloud Nothings to, yes, Kanye—our picks for the best songs of the half-decade.
From Cat Power's bittersweet ode to Manhattan, to the heartbreakers in Haim, to Solange's flea market dance routine, to Vampire Weekend's Last Supper, to Kanye's pop-up projections, here are 25 videos that made us stop and watch this year.
Larry Fitzmaurice and Corban Goble run down the highlights, lowlights, fashion trends, and more from last weekend's fest in Barcelona, Spain, including coverage of Animal Collective, My Bloody Valentine, the Postal Service, and Crystal Castles.