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.
Check out some of our favorite portraits and live shots from across the year, spotlighting artists including Sleater-Kinney, Grace Jones, Vince Staples, Thom Yorke, Lykke Li, Iceage, Lauryn Hill, Perfume Genius, Shamir, and Jamie xx.
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.
A collection of our favorite quotables from the interviews we did this year, including Madonna on modern loneliness, Earl Sweatshirt on proverbs, Bradford Cox on dogs, Jamie xx on (not) smoking weed, Sufjan Stevens on God, and much more.
The xx producer's debut solo album, In Colour, lies somewhere between shadow and spectrum as it pays tribute to memories of UK dance music. Philip Sherburne travels to the 26-year-old's London headquarters to see how he created his radiantly melancholy sound—and where he’s taking it next.
This year's list includes a DIY triumph from Beyoncé, ecstatic resurrection courtesy of Flying Lotus and Kendrick Lamar, Kanye West translated via emoji, Jenny Lewis' star-studded bro-down, and a hell of a lot of awesomely weird dancing.
Tom Spray captures portraits of Caribou, Son Lux, Mø, How to Dress Well, James Blake, Kelela, and more at this year's Pitchfork Music Festival Paris.
Photographers Tom Spray, Kristina Pedersen, and Matt Lief Anderson capture moments with Chvrches, St. Vincent, Belle & Sebastian, James Blake, Four Tet, and more at this year's Pitchfork Music Festival Paris at Grande Halle de la Villette.