Featuring Bat for Lashes, M.I.A., Warpaint, Whitney, Joey Purp, DJ Shadow, Explosions in the Sky, and many more
Real Life Rock Top 10: Greil Marcus on rummaging through Prince’s vaults in the aftermath of his death, the scathing hardcore of North Carolina’s Blackball, the rebirth of “Twin Peaks,” and more.
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.
A gallery of stills and GIFs featuring many of this year's Pitchfork Fest performers including: Run the Jewels, Panda Bear, Perfume Genius, the Julie Ruin, Mac DeMarco, and more. By Erik Sanchez.
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.
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.