From Lil Wayne to Max B to Nicki Minaj, a look at the best free downloads, tapes, and CD-Rs released since 2000
From Father John Misty’s surreal Twitter musings to DJ Khaled’s Snapchat exuberance to Nicki Minaj’s flawless Instagram selfies, these are the musicians that keep us hopelessly glued to our screens.
Here is a list of albums from vital artists who are supposed to gift us with new music this year; we know more about some than about others, but all of them are making us very optimistic for the future.
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.
The best lyrics stick in your head like the best scenes in a movie. To honor some of the most indelible lines of 2015—by the Weeknd, Courtney Barnett, Young Thug, and others—we asked visual artist Laura Breiling to bring them to life.
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.
Here are 20 albums that did not make our Top 50 list but still deserve extra attention, including Fetty Wap’s hook-stuffed debut LP, Lower Dens’ electro-pop surprise, DJ Paypal’s footwork experiments, Jessica Pratt’s acoustic laments, and more.
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.