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No Treasure But Hope
by Stephen M. Deusner on 5th December 2019 at 6:00 am
The latest album from the long-running English band is one of their most sensuous and sunlit, playing on new shades of hope, love, and melancholy.
Caroline Says: Ohio River EP
by Abby Jones on 5th December 2019 at 6:00 am
On singer-songwriter Caroline Sallee’s latest EP, everything is transitory—especially life itself.
NoCap: The Hood Dictionary
by Ben Dandridge-Lemco on 5th December 2019 at 6:00 am
The Alabama rapper’s second project of the year is a mixtape-length “First Day Out” that serves as a timestamp of this moment in his developing career.
Netflix & Deal
by Sheldon Pearce on 5th December 2019 at 6:00 am
The incarcerated Watts rapper’s latest is a loosely movie-themed collaboration with producer-of-the-moment Kenny Beats.
Tinashe: Songs for You
by Eric Torres on 4th December 2019 at 6:00 am
After freeing herself from a bad record deal, the multitalented R&B singer celebrates with an effortless LP that fully displays her range.
Anne Müller: Heliopause
by Andy Beta on 4th December 2019 at 6:00 am
The loops and layers of the Berlin-based cellist’s solo album evoke resonant emotions that could afford to linger.
by Ben Cardew on 4th December 2019 at 6:00 am
Kode9’s Hyperdub label celebrates its 15th anniversary by moving confidently beyond the London club music’s conventions.
by Evan Rytlewski on 4th December 2019 at 6:00 am
The Buffalo trio’s Shady Records debut doesn’t sacrifice an ounce of their gritty and ruthless throwback aesthetic.
by Ian Cohen on 3rd December 2019 at 6:00 am
With their skate-punk shout-alongs and double-tapped guitar heroics, this D.C. duo embodies the sound of emo in 2019.
by Sam Sodomsky on 3rd December 2019 at 6:00 am
On his 14th album, Beck roams across a pleasant, gently psychedelic landscape looking for something new.
William Patrick Corgan: Cotillions
by Stuart Berman on 3rd December 2019 at 6:00 am
The cantankerous Smashing Pumpkin embraces his vision of country music, but the lightest, breeziest songs of his career come with their own peculiar Corganian paradox.
Galcher Lustwerk: Information
by Nathan Taylor Pemberton on 3rd December 2019 at 6:00 am
The rapper-producer’s third album answers the exhaustion of contemporary life online by stripping down and buttoning up, yielding a newly disciplined take on his trademark deep house.
by Paul A. Thompson on 2nd December 2019 at 6:00 am
This five-disc set, which includes concert footage, B-sides, and demos, delivers what box sets of this kind almost never do: the thrill of discovery.
Ducks Unlimited: Get Bleak EP
by Peyton Thomas on 2nd December 2019 at 6:00 am
The Toronto quartet writes lilting, throwback jangle-pop for the isolated and the underemployed.
Hannah Diamond: Reflections
by Katherine St. Asaph on 2nd December 2019 at 6:00 am
Heavy on vocal processing and maximalist A. G. Cook production, the PC Music star’s first full-length can’t help feeling a little anticlimactic.
Gavilán Rayna Russom: The Envoy
by Jesse Dorris on 2nd December 2019 at 6:00 am
The New York electronic musician fashions an evocative tribute to Ursula K. LeGuin’s 1969 novel The Left Hand of Darkness, conjuring the flux of gender and desire in shape-shifting sounds.
The Rolling Stones: Tattoo You
by Andy Cush on 1st December 2019 at 6:00 am
Each Sunday, Pitchfork takes an in-depth look at a significant album from the past, and any record not in our archives is eligible. Today, we revisit the Rolling Stones’ 1981 album, a blueprint for how to exist as an aging, internationally famous rock band.
Various Artists: Queen & Slim: The Soundtrack
by Sheldon Pearce on 30th November 2019 at 6:00 am
Vince Staples, Ms. Lauryn Hill, Megan Thee Stallion, and more come together for the soundtrack to the modern-day Bonnie-and-Clyde parable, set against a backdrop of police brutality.
Mariah Carey: Merry Christmas: Deluxe Anniversary Edition
by Rich Juzwiak on 29th November 2019 at 6:00 am
Mariah Carey, the cultural attaché of Christmas, offers a reissue of her 1994 album, which sounds as timeless as possible for music passed through the innocuous filters of mid-’90s adult pop.
by Grayson Haver Currin on 28th November 2019 at 6:00 am
Pieced together from four Merriweather Post Pavilion-era sets, this live album reinforces the weirdness of the band’s pop heyday.
by Dani Blum on 27th November 2019 at 6:00 am
On the latest installment of his mixtape series, the rapper/singer invites a truckload of guests to flip ’00s R&B hits.
Blood Incantation: Hidden History of the Human Race
by Jayson Greene on 27th November 2019 at 6:00 am
On their psychedelic and virtuosic second album, the Denver quartet brings death metal to new and exalted places.
Chet Baker: The Legendary Riverside Albums
by Mark Richardson on 27th November 2019 at 6:00 am
Five albums recorded in the late 1950s capture the skill and the frailty of an acclaimed jazz trumpeter on the brink of disaster.
by Nathan Smith on 27th November 2019 at 6:00 am
On their second album as a duo, Detroit techno titan Robert Hood and his daughter Lyric sharpen their focus on the fusion of house music and gospel.
Space Dismension Controller: Love Beyond the Intersect
by Philip Sherburne on 26th November 2019 at 6:00 am
Inside producer Jack Hamill’s sci-fi odysseys, Detroit futurism meets ’80s disco in the neon glow of the chillout room.