Technological and creative advancements are currently rearranging the very idea of live music, offering exciting new possibilities for electronic performance in the process.
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.
We invited artists to discuss their favorite music of the year—be it a song, album, event, or otherwise. From Holly Herdon’s time in Poland to Fetty Wap’s graciousness over "Trap Queen"’s success, here is Pitchfork’s 2015 Guest List.
Check out a photo gallery from this year's Unsound Festival in Krakow, Poland, as well as a review of the event's many performances by Philip Sherburne.
Photographer Samantha Marble captures portraits and live shots of artists including Holly Herndon, Ben Frost, Prurient, Mitski, and Bell Witch.
Rather than using technology as an agent of isolation, this accomplished academic, singer, and composer looks to make philosophical electronic music that shines a spotlight on the cooperative nature of our modern world. By Philip Sherburne.
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.
Larry Fitzmaurice reports on a curious set from Robyn and Röyksopp, stomach tattoos, probably-offensive Stockholm rapper Yung Lean, the joys of Icona Pop, and more from last weekend's Way Out West festival in Sweden. Photos by Maria Louceiro.