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Senaste album recensioner Pitchfork


  • Redd Kross: Red Cross EP / Phaseshifter / Show World
    A trio of reissues from Merge and Third Man capture the L.A. punk veterans at two very different points in their career, tracking their growth from scrappy dilettantes to swaggering glam rockers.

  • Chloe x Halle: Ungodly Hour
    On the slinky follow-up to their carefree debut, the R&B sisters take greater risks with their production and their writing.

  • Gordi: Our Two Skins
    On her sparse and riveting second album, the singer-songwriter examines the personal cost of embracing difficult emotional truths.

  • Dirty Projectors: Flight Tower EP
    Dirty Projectors are once again a group effort. Their new EP is helmed by singer Felicia Douglass, whose smooth voice is an antidote to the unrelenting weirdness of Dave Longstreth’s arrangements.

  • Dan Drohan: You’re a Crusher / drocan!
    The Massachusetts-based drummer and producer buries pop music in experimental chaos using studio wizardry and a deft compositional touch.

  • Hum: Inlet
    The inscrutable shoegaze legends return with a towering reunion album, their first in 22 years. Unexpectedly, it is their most emotionally accessible music yet.

  • Country Westerns: Country Westerns
    This world-weary garage-rock trio’s music is tailor-made for a pre-pandemic era of basement shows.

  • Skee Mask: ISS005 / ISS006
    A pair of new EPs splits the German producer’s work down the middle: ISS005 is reserved strictly for big, bruising club tracks, while ISS006 trades the drums for pure, beatless ambient.

  • Honey Radar: Sing the Snow Away: The Chunklet Years
    A collection of catchy, lo-fi 7"s on Athens’ Chunklet shows off the Philadelphia musician Jason Henn’s bedroom-pop prowess and surreal, often funny songwriting.

  • G-Eazy: Everything’s Strange Here
    The Oakland rapper’s quarantine album is meant to portray a radically different artist. More often, he just finds new ways to telegraph the same stories he’s told all along.

  • Albert Ayler: New Grass
    The tenor saxophonist’s beguiling and divisive 1969 album attempted to cross-wire free jazz with rock, funk, and soul. It remains his most misunderstood record.

  • Arca: KiCk i
    On the first album of a four-part series, the Venezuelan-born, Barcelona-based artist offers her most accessible music to date, channeling her signature sounds into sharply focused avant-pop.

  • ??? Park Hye Jin: How can I
    On her second EP, the South Korean producer branches out from the house music of her debut, touching upon juke, trap, and techno while sing-rapping in a mixture of English and Korean.

  • Jessie Ware: What’s Your Pleasure?
    On her disco-inspired new album, Ware sounds bolder, looser — and frankly, more fun — than she has in a near-decade.

  • James Krivchenia: A New Found Relaxation
    The Big Thief drummer excels at creating ambient worlds, and his second release under his own name evokes the spine-tingling sensations of ASMR as well as a persistent anxiety.

  • Quin Kirchner: The Shadows and the Light
    The outstanding Chicago-based drummer incorporates ideas from the city’s iconic forebears and ever-evolving jazz scene into his own fluid style.

  • Various Artists: Pure Moods, Vol. 1
    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 famous ’90s compilation that bottled the essence of commercial new age music.

  • Hiroshi Yoshimura: GREEN
    The Japanese ambient pioneer’s well-deserved revival continues with a reissue of this 1986 cult classic, which feels like an inviting frame in which to project your own feelings.

  • MIKE: Weight of the World
    On his wonderful and grief-stricken new album, the Bronx rapper pays tribute to his late mother and proves that his voice grows stronger even in sorrow.

  • Khruangbin: Mordechai
    On their third album, the dubby band’s feel for a groove remains intact, but they often render vibrant sounds from all over the world as impeccably stylish mood music.

  • Remo Drive: A Portrait of an Ugly Man
    The Minneapolis emo band broke through in 2017 with a giddy pop-punk sound; two albums later, they are taking bigger chances but falling flatter.

  • Zachary Cale: False Spring
    Returning after a five-year absence, the Brooklyn musician slots into a tradition of cryptic, pastoral singer-songwriters; more than his lyrics, it’s the peaceful mood-setting that stands out.

  • Dua Saleh: ROSETTA EP
    Named in honor of Sister Rosetta Tharpe, the Minneapolis-based musician’s shadowy EP is an imaginative investigation of religious and sexual tensions.

  • HAIM: Women in Music Pt. III
    The third album from the trio is far and away their best. Intimate, multidimensional, and wide-ranging, the songwriting shines with personality and a great curiosity for melody and style.

  • Naujawanan Baidar: Naujawanan Baidar
    Reworking a trove of cassettes filled with decades-old songs from Kabul, the Arizona native explores his Afghan heritage by collaging traditional melodies, entrancing loops, and psychedelic noise.

  • Gia Margaret: Mia Gargaret
    Following the loss of her voice while out on tour, the Chicago singer-songwriter turned to her synthesizers as she recuperated, building loops out of glowing, meditative tones.

  • Nadine Shah: Kitchen Sink
    The best songs on the singer-songwriter’s excellent fourth album invoke the surreal melodramas of Björk and the wry social commentary of Pulp.

  • 42 Dugg: Young & Turnt 2 (Deluxe)
    The whistling, shit-talking Detroit rapper has found nationwide appeal without abandoning the core elements of his city’s homegrown style.

  • John Legend: Bigger Love
    The R&B star’s latest ode to the power of love bursts with positive energy, but there’s an emptiness beneath.

  • Neil Young: Homegrown
    After 46 years, Neil Young unearths a lost but highly consequential album, a collection of humble, stripped-back love songs he began writing at what was arguably the artistic zenith of his career.

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