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  • Phish: Sigma Oasis
    by Sam Sodomsky on 9th April 2020 at 5:00 am

    Phish’s instinctive new studio album is a pleasant surprise, a small joy, and an unlikely course correction.

  • Nina Simone: Fodder on My Wings
    by Sheldon Pearce on 9th April 2020 at 5:00 am

    Long considered an outlier in her catalog, Nina Simone’s newly reissued 1982 album is an intimate and immense portrait, a culmination of Nina Simone’s frustrations molded into a jarring personal statement.

  • Sam Hunt: Southside
    by Natalie Weiner on 9th April 2020 at 5:00 am

    The Nashville star blends genres with charm and style on his first new album in five years, a marker of what modern commercial country can do at its heights.

  • NNAMDÏ: BRAT
    by Steven Arroyo on 9th April 2020 at 5:00 am

    The Chicago singer and multi-instrumentalist leaps fearlessly between voices and sounds. His constant dissatisfaction leaves no question that his true colors are loud and clashing.

  • Rod Wave: Pray 4 Love
    by Alphonse Pierre on 8th April 2020 at 5:00 am

    Even as the Floridian crooner becomes a breakout star, his music remains bleak and filled with pain.

  • Knxwledge: 1988
    by Stephen Kearse on 8th April 2020 at 5:00 am

    The L.A. producer’s music is a fog of samples and clips warped into peculiar shapes that defy recognition but prickle with familiarity, like memories from a past life.

  • Empress Of: I’m Your Empress Of
    by Owen Myers on 8th April 2020 at 5:00 am

    Lorely Rodriguez’s third album, largely written and produced alone, refocuses her voice into an emotionally and aesthetically rich album of heartbreak, family history, and pop delights.

  • Cold Meat: Hot and Flustered
    by Madison Bloom on 8th April 2020 at 5:00 am

    The Perth punks are more interested in recording immediate, energetic punk rock than becoming experimentalists, and they’ve certainly nailed the former.

  • Thundercat: It Is What It Is
    by Reed Jackson on 7th April 2020 at 5:00 am

    Three years after his 2017 opus Drunk, Stephen Bruner returns with more fleet-fingered jams and abstracted musings, this time a little more unpolished.

  • Anna Burch: If You’re Dreaming
    by Aimee Cliff on 7th April 2020 at 5:00 am

    The Detroit singer-songwriter’s second album is sparser, lonelier, and more patient, allowing the candor of her lyrics to shine through.

  • TOPS: I Feel Alive
    by Adlan Jackson on 7th April 2020 at 5:00 am

    At their best, this Montreal quartet locate the aching sincerity in pop clichés.

  • Michael Vallera: Window In
    by Grayson Haver Currin on 7th April 2020 at 5:00 am

    The Chicago guitarist and sound artist tucks worlds of deep feelings into these four immersive pieces, which seem to shift with your own mood.

  • Sorry: 925
    by Aimee Cliff on 6th April 2020 at 5:00 am

    The London band’s deeply self-aware debut is worthy of being taken seriously even when it’s not serious.

  • Yaeji: What We Drew
    by Stacey Anderson on 6th April 2020 at 5:00 am

    Yaeji’s first full-length mixtape is a subtle, more insular turn for the producer. It plays like a self-issued challenge to strip away the fluorescence, to find what’s underneath pop catharsis.

  • Purity Ring: WOMB
    by Peyton Thomas on 6th April 2020 at 5:00 am

    The electro-pop duo’s first album in five years muses on bodies, blood, and a girl’s coming of age; it benefits from the group’s newfound musical maturity and more exacting editorial eye.

  • Minor Science: Second Language
    by Philip Sherburne on 6th April 2020 at 5:00 am

    Angus Finlayson’s first LP is shot through with concussive kicks, writhing basslines, and finely tooled drum work. But even at their most powerful, these songs are remarkably nimble.

  • Herbie Hancock: Head Hunters
    by Jeremy D. Larson on 5th April 2020 at 5:00 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 Herbie Hancock’s jazz-funk masterpiece, a celebration of all that is modern and ancient.

  • Paris Hilton: Paris Hilton
    by Rich Juzwiak on 4th April 2020 at 5:00 am

    The celebrity socialite’s alluringly empty 2006 debut gets a vinyl reissue. It’s a concept album whose concept is: What if Paris Hilton made an album?

  • Bankroll Fresh: In Bank We Trust
    by Jackson Howard on 4th April 2020 at 5:00 am

    A posthumous album showcases the late Atlanta rapper’s head-spinning dexterity without attempting anything more than that, both grounded and limited by its avoidance of the usual pomp.

  • Hot Mulligan: You’ll Be Fine
    by Ian Cohen on 4th April 2020 at 5:00 am

    The second album from the Michigan emo band feels like a product of another era: itching to cross over, but without anywhere to cross over to.

  • Little Dragon: New Me, Same Us
    by Matthew Ismael Ruiz on 3rd April 2020 at 5:00 am

    The Swedish electro-pop group’s first album for Ninja Tune is a welcome departure, finally infusing their own studio work with the creative energy of their collaborative sessions.

  • Melkbelly: PITH
    by Arielle Gordon on 3rd April 2020 at 5:00 am

    The Chicago band’s second album strikes a balance between the spartan chaos of noise rock and the soft melodicism of bedroom pop.

  • Yves Tumor: Heaven to a Tortured Mind
    by Kevin Lozano on 3rd April 2020 at 5:00 am

    The iconoclastic artist moves to a plush and magisterial kind of rock music for a gratifying and intense record, one whose pleasures are viscerally immediate.

  • The Necks: Three
    by Colin Joyce on 3rd April 2020 at 5:00 am

    More than 30 years into their career, the Australian experimental trio can still make the mundane feel miraculous.

  • Clem Snide: Forever Just Beyond
    by Sam Sodomsky on 2nd April 2020 at 5:00 am

    This comeback album, assisted by Scott Avett, feels both charmingly at ease and refreshingly ambitious, grappling with life’s big questions over understated, easygoing production.

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