Real Life Rock Top 10: Greil Marcus on the music of the Women’s March, the similarities between hip young academics and Donald Trump, and more.
Greil Marcus on the musical odes of sci-fi films Passengers and Arrival, Christian Marclay’s slippery sonic sculptures, Sleater-Kinney’s live album, and more.
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As part of Pitchfork and MCA Chicago's In Sight Out series, Carrie Brownstein reads a passage from her memoir, Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl, and talks to Jessica Hopper about her writing process.
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.
They were the band that illuminated what it meant to be alive, be queer, be feminist, be disgusted by America—to dance and scream and revel in love and resist death. So now that Sleater-Kinney are back, are they still that band? By Jessica Hopper.