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  • Sunday Service Choir: Jesus Is Born
    by Shane Cashman on 8th January 2020 at 6:00 am

    Kanye West’s executive-produced gospel album is the most realized music to come from this era of his career. The production and the choir’s dynamic power creates an almost hallucinatory effect.

  • Lady Lazarus: Impossible Journey of My Soul Tonight
    by Brian Howe on 8th January 2020 at 6:00 am

    Produced by Beau Sorenson and recorded at John Vanderslice’s Tiny Telephone, Melissa Ann Sweat’s fourth album under the alias is a searching work of elemental folk minimalism.

  • Aleksi Perälä: Resonance
    by Louis Pattison on 8th January 2020 at 6:00 am

    The Finnish producer continues his streak of luminous electronic releases with an ecstatic, body-moving, and curiously serene collection of techno bangers.

  • Karin Hellqvist: Flock
    by Seth Colter Walls on 8th January 2020 at 6:00 am

    The Swedish violinist’s first album-length recording as a solo artist confirms both her uncompromisingly experimental instincts and substantial musical gifts.

  • La Luz de la Esperanza
    by Matthew Ismael Ruiz on 7th January 2020 at 6:00 am

    The Latinx artist reimagines traditional Mexican ranchera folk songs with a goth edge and a lavish, telenovela-style production.

  • Leif Vollebekk: New Ways
    by Amanda Wicks on 7th January 2020 at 6:00 am

    Conceived as a companion piece to 2017’s Twin Solitude, the Canadian songwriter’s fourth album is a dialogue with the person he’s been.

  • A Winged Victory for the Sullen: The Undivided Five
    by Brian Howe on 7th January 2020 at 6:00 am

    The neoclassical ambient duo’s first proper album in nine years pays tribute to the mystical painter Hilma af Klint in stirring strings, melancholy fanfare, and a winking hint of self-awareness.

  • Ariana Grande: k bye for now (swt live)
    by Dani Blum on 7th January 2020 at 6:00 am

    Ariana Grande’s live album is both a capsule and a capstone, encompassing a nine-month, 102-show tour at what might be the peak of her career.

  • Rrose: Hymn to Moisture
    by Philip Sherburne on 6th January 2020 at 6:00 am

    Operating under the alias Rrose, the Californian Seth Horvitz deploys the time-honored materials of techno to produce something destabilizing and new.

  • Travis Scott: JACKBOYS
    by Sheldon Pearce on 6th January 2020 at 6:00 am

    The newly minted rap superstar’s obligatory label compilation is more merch bundle than album.

  • Ecco2K: E
    by Nathan Smith on 6th January 2020 at 6:00 am

    The debut album from this Swedish multi-hyphenate, an associate of Yung Lean and Yves Tumor, trades hip-hop for an expressive—and surprisingly pretty—take on contemporary pop.

  • Macseal: Super Enthusiast
    by Ian Cohen on 6th January 2020 at 6:00 am

    The Long Island emo outfit pushes the classic poison-pen sound into brightly colored power-pop territory.

  • Peter Gabriel: So
    by Eric Harvey on 5th January 2020 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 Peter Gabriel’s 1986 art-pop masterpiece, a turning point in the commercial globalization of pop music.

  • Roland Tings: Salt Water
    by Nathan Smith on 4th January 2020 at 6:00 am

    Inspired by Australia’s lush temperate rainforest, the Melbourne producer’s second album emphasizes melody and background texture more than big drops or bass lines.

  • Emily Yacina: Remember the Silver
    by Cat Zhang on 4th January 2020 at 6:00 am

    The New York singer-songwriter deftly captures indie-pop longing, though her musical gestures can feel a bit lifeless.

  • Juneunit: juneunit
    by Philip Sherburne on 4th January 2020 at 6:00 am

    The debut album from this New England-based producer blends ambient, techno, and house into a single sumptuous mood, suffused in tape hiss.

  • Grace Cummings: Refuge Cove
    by Sam Sodomsky on 3rd January 2020 at 6:00 am

    The Melbourne songwriter’s classic influences guide her toward an album that feels proudly out of time. Its nine songs feel like variations on one stark, psychedelic vision.

  • Dai Burger: Bite the Burger
    by Reed Jackson on 3rd January 2020 at 6:00 am

    The Queens rapper-singer continues to refine her joyfully lascivious, sex-positive sound, but her best moments are the quiet ones.

  • Saariselka: The Ground Our Sky
    by Allison Hussey on 3rd January 2020 at 6:00 am

    With pedal steel, synthesizer, and a whisper of voice, Marielle Jakobsons and Chuck Johnson create rippling soundscapes as soothing and engulfing as a warm bath.

  • Short Fictions: Fates Worse Than Death
    by Ian Cohen on 2nd January 2020 at 6:00 am

    The Pittsburgh band’s throwback emo revivalism casts a hometown identity crisis in the harsh light of climate change. Their debut has the conceptual heft of an album twice its length.

  • Eddy Current Suppression Ring: All in Good Time
    by Evan Minsker on 2nd January 2020 at 6:00 am

    The Australian garage rock band’s first album in eight years is a modest and welcome comeback even if they don’t crash out of the speakers like they once did.

  • Ozuna: Nibiru
    by Matthew Ismael Ruiz on 31st December 2019 at 6:00 am

    The urbano star’s third album pushes him beyond his comfort zone as a romantic reggaetonero—and abandons some of the qualities that once made him unique.

  • Forest Management: After Dark
    by Marc Masters on 30th December 2019 at 6:00 am

    Sampling a worn vinyl copy of Debussy’s La Mer, the Chicago musician creates short, impressionistic pieces that fuse ambient, drone, and noise; they’re easy to get lost in.

  • Year One Demos
    by Nina Corcoran on 28th December 2019 at 6:00 am

    Cleaned up and newly remastered, these demos are bright and captivating, a rare look at the iconic emo band's sketchbook.

  • Robert Ashley: Improvement (Don Leaves Linda) / Automatic Writing
    by Ruth Saxelby on 27th December 2019 at 6:00 am

    Two reissues of the late composer’s work highlight the attention he paid to the malleability of language and the way its sound often conveys more than its substance.

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