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Senaste album recensioner Pitchfork


  • Channel Tres: Black Moses EP
    Pairing Midwestern hip-house with Los Angeles G-funk, the South Central native emphasizes subtly bumping grooves and gruff, hypnotic rhymes.

  • Friendly Fires: Inflorescent
    The UK trio's first album since 2011 finds new life in the smooth surfaces of house music.

  • Nick Catchdubs: UFO
    In accordance with his label’s ethos, the Fool’s Gold co-founder connects the dots between the hip-hop and dance worlds on a space-themed record that bounces from rap to rave to electro.

  • Sleater-Kinney: The Center Won’t Hold
    St. Vincent’s sleek, streamlined production stands out from the rest of the band’s catalog, but all of the elements you first fell in love with are still here.

  • Taylor Swift: Speak Now
    Swift’s third album is her most unabashedly transitional work: between childhood and adulthood, innocence and understanding, country and pop.

  • Taylor Swift: Red
    The spectacular *Red* transformed pop and country music around it. It remains the pinnacle of Taylor Swift’s career, an intimate album of disappearances and lost relationships.

  • Taylor Swift: Fearless
    On her second album, Taylor Swift straddles the line between country and pop. Still new to Nashville, she took her teen self seriously and demanded others do the same.

  • Taylor Swift: 1989
    On her fifth album, Swift loses her naïveté. It’s her full turn into pop, a savvy move from a superstar thrust into the spotlight.

  • Taylor Swift: Taylor Swift
    In her breakthrough debut, a teenage Swift showed all the qualities that she would eventually use to conquer the world.

  • Linda Ronstadt: Heart Like a Wheel
    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 a landmark of mainstream ’70s soft-rock, the peak of Linda Ronstadt’s power as a singer nonpareil.

  • Proper: I Spent the Winter Writing Songs About Getting Better
    The Brooklyn band's explosively verbal, shapeshifting, and snarky emo-pop explores how intersectional identities move within predominantly white spaces.

  • King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard: Infest the Rats’ Nest
    On their second album of the year, the ever-mutating Aussie psych-rock outfit embrace throwback thrash metal to soundtrack the end of life on Earth.

  • Various: STUMM433
    As part of its 40th-anniversary celebrations, the Mute label commissions 58 covers of 4:33, John Cage’s notorious “silent” piece, from New Order, Depeche Mode, and other staples of the roster.

  • Oso Oso: Basking in the Glow
    The excellent album from the Long Island singer-songwriter Jade Lilitri is sharp and radiant, a massively catchy guitar record about trying to walk the straight and narrow.

  • Dry Cleaning: Sweet Princess EP
    These six cerebral, spiky songs extract something touching and tragic from the mundanity of social media and social anxiety.

  • Lilie Mae: Other Girls
    On her second album, the Nashville spitfire flits easily between country, bluegrass, and rock.

  • Loscil: Equivalents
    Inspired by Alfred Stieglitz’ black-and-white photographs of clouds, the Canadian ambient musician reworks piano samples into one of the most monochromatic albums of his career.

  • Ride: This Is Not a Safe Place
    On their second post-reunion album, the shoegaze band sound emboldened, merrily tinkering with their legacy.

  • Various Artists: Jambú e Os Míticos Sons Da Amazônia
    This revelatory survey of the music of Northern Brazil from the 1970s and ’80s is by turns alien and familiar, sacred and profane, always raw and thrilling.

  • Shura: forevher
    The pop singer’s second album is looser, livelier and more ecstatic than her debut, detailing the headlong rush of falling in love.

  • Georgia Anne Muldrow & Dudley Perkins: Black Love & War
    Equal parts manifesto and critique, the pair’s third musical collaboration pays homage to the sound and radical spirit of their West Coast home.

  • Slipknot: We Are Not Your Kind
    The sixth album from the Iowa metal mainstays has more to offer than expected and is still sometimes frustratingly short-sighted.

  • Ugly God: Bumps & Bruises
    The meme rapper’s debut album confirms everyone’s suspicions about the relationship between viral hip-hop fame and rapping abilities.

  • Horse Jumper of Love: So Divine
    On their second album, the Boston slowcore trio’s pensive, downtempo rock has grown tighter, clearer, and at times brighter.

  • Rick Ross: Port of Miami 2
    Age has mellowed rap’s most audacious fabulist, and on the sequel to his breakout debut he settles into his luxe sound like a pair of velvet slippers.

  • Various Artists: Blinded by the Light (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
    The coming-of-age film reveals the life-changing power of some of Bruce Springsteen’s most famous songs, but its soundtrack doesn’t measure up.

  • Purple Pilgrims: Perfumed Earth
    The New Zealand sister duo offer a self-contained suite of dream pop, folk, and cosmic jazz that’s far more evocative than the few words they sing.

  • Trippie Redd: !
    Trippie Redd’s sprawling album is designed to show his versatility, but it’s not nearly wild enough to distract from its lack of coherent ideas.

  • Jadu Heart: Melt Away
    The masked UK duo crafts electronic pop that draws on hip-hop, R&B, chillwave, and psych-funk, but their immersive soundscapes leave little impression.

  • Elvis Presley: Live 1969
    In 1969, Elvis Presley went to Las Vegas to reboot his career. With a half-century of hindsight, the performances feel both bittersweet and anticlimactic.

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