Taking place in a surreal mini-city in the Arizona desert, last weekend's FORM Arcosanti festival featured acts including Hundred Waters, How to Dress Well, Julianna Barwick, the Antlers, Pharmakon, and Skrillex. Photos by Tonje Thilesen.
From Perfume Genius' heroic glam, to Sophie's oil-slick electronic excursions, to Young Thug's masterful weirdness, to Taylor Swift's bulletproof pop, to Future Islands' sweeping synth rock, these are our favorite tracks of the year.
Our team of photographers capture intimate offstage moments with Neneh Cherry, Giorgio Moroder, Danny Brown, Hudson Mohawke, Dum Dum Girls, Speedy Ortiz, Slowdive, and other stars of this year's Pitchfork Music Festival.
With 2012 half over, we take a moment to look at some fine records you might have missed. From Ab-Soul and AlunaGeorge to Symmetry and Voices From the Lake, here are 20 albums from across the spectrum that deserve another listen.