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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.
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.
A collection of our favorite quotables from the interviews we did this year, including Madonna on modern loneliness, Earl Sweatshirt on proverbs, Bradford Cox on dogs, Jamie xx on (not) smoking weed, Sufjan Stevens on God, and much more.
After 15 years of translating his personal phantasmagorias through various ambitious musical styles, Sufjan Stevens does away with all of the pomp on Carrie & Lowell, a meditation on the grief surrounding his mother's death. By Ryan Dombal.