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The Best Music of 2017

The 100 Best Songs of 2016

In 2016, everything felt more intense. The most visible pop music was also some of the most political. The saddest songs came from people who passed away days after releasing them. Debut singles from some of the most anticipated releases sounded broken. One of the best songs of the year received …

21 Savage

The 50 Best Albums of 2016

The album has never seemed stronger. Artists have never had more ways to express themselves, from one-off Soundcloud singles to social media posts to live streams of video. Yet in this world of plenty, they’ve continued to keep the album in an exalted place, one where they make a bid for serious …

21 Savage

The 100 Best Songs of 2015

Presenting our selections for The 100 Best Tracks of 2015, as voted by our writers and editors. Any track that was released in 2015 or had its greatest impact in the U.S. during this year was eligible.<p>Funk has always concerned itself with liberation, and Dâm-Funk has long been an advocate for …

Post Punk

The 50 Best Albums of 2015

Presenting our list of the Top 50 Albums of the Year. Records released this year and records that made their greatest impact in 2015 were eligible.<p>At once vast, inventive, unfashionably earnest, and rapturously liberated, <i>Blackheart</i> is a stunning personal statement from Dawn Richard. Recorded around …

Times Square

The 100 Best Tracks of 2014

Presenting The 100 Best Tracks of 2014, as voted by our writers and editors. Any track that was released in 2014 or had its greatest impact in the U.S. this year was eligible.<p>"I would do anything for love." That’s a nice sentiment, but it promises too much. Magik Markers’ frontwoman Elisa Ambrogio …

Classic Rock

The 50 Best Albums of 2014

Welcome to Pitchfork's list of The 50 Best Albums of 2014.<p>Listen to selections from this list via two Beats Playlists: Vol. 1 (50-26) | Vol. 2 (25-1)<p>Ben Frost puts a lot of thought into his music, technically and conceptually. His song titles and interviews pack his dense, throbbing scrawls with …

Ariana Grande

The Top 100 Tracks of 2013

Presenting our Top 100 Tracks of 2013, as voted by our writers and editors. Any track that was released in 2013 or had its greatest impact in the U.S. this year was eligible.<p>Nik Colk Void’s vocal takes are usually subsumed by the music, with the band giving them no more or less importance than any …

List-Worthy

The Top 50 Albums of 2013

Presenting our Top 50 Albums of 2013. At the end of the list you'll find our individual contributors' personal top 10 albums and tracks. Don't forget to check out the My Year in Music feature in The Pitch, where our writers and editors run down their personal highs and lows of 2013.<p>At a time in pop …

Justin Timberlake

The Top 100 Tracks of 2012

All week we'll be counting down our favorite songs and albums of the year, and we'll have some more year-end features coming in the two weeks following. We'll return with reviews on January 2. Now, on to our 100 favorite tracks of 2012. You can list to most of them in our Spotify …

List-Worthy

The Top 50 Albums of 2012

We present to you Pitchfork's Top 50 Albums of 2012. As ever, both LPs and EPs are eligible.<p><b>50.</b><p><b>Lambchop <br>Mr. M[Merge / City Slang]</b><p>Lambchop’s two decades of graceful countrypolitan creak are marked by the deliberate pace of the small orchestra’s music-- the slow strings and trickling guitars, the …

Nicki Minaj

The Top 100 Tracks of 2011

Once again, we're taking this week to count down the best albums and songs of the year. So far our year in music coverage has included The Year in Photos, The Best of Pitchfork.tv, The Worst Album Covers, and The Top Music Videos.<p>The list below has been updated to include the full list of our Top …

List-Worthy

The Top 50 Albums of 2011

Our year in music coverage continues with our Top 50 Albums of the year. The full list, including nos. 20-1, is up today.<p>Be sure to check out yesterday's list of Honorable Mentions. Beyond that, we've had the Top 100 Tracks, The Year in Photos, The Best of Pitchfork.tv, The Worst Album Covers, and …

Kendrick Lamar

The 200 Best Tracks of the Decade So Far (2010-2014)

Every time we pause to look at the last however many years of music, things seem stranger and harder to pin down. Not the music itself, necessarily, but rather how it reaches us and finds its way into our lives. In 2010, Pitchfork had been regularly using Twitter for just over a year. Streaming …

Pop Culture

The 100 Best Albums of the Decade So Far (2010-2014)

It's been an interesting decade for the album. As the 2000s ended, conventional wisdom suggested that the album was on its way out, that the future would all be individual tracks and playlists. And while there's still a certain inevitability to the notion—the way we experience recorded music has …

Synthpop

The Top 50 Albums of 2010

Our Year in Music 2010 coverage has featured our Top 100 Tracks, Top Music Videos, the Year in Photos, our Best of Pitchfork.tv, the Best of Pitchfork News, and the Worst Album Covers of the year.<p>Yesterday, we had the Albums of the Year 2010: Honorable Mention, our list of 20 great albums that …

List-Worthy

The Top 100 Tracks of 2010

Our run-down of the year in music continues this week and through the rest of the year. For a look at what we've run so far, check out links to our top music videos, the year in photos, our favorite Pitchfork.tv features, the best of Pitchfork news, and the Worst Album Covers in 2010. Here's what …

List-Worthy

The Top 50 Albums of 2009

We close out 2009 with our annual review of the year's 50 best albums. Yesterday we highlighted another 25 that missed our top 50 but we feel deserve some attention.<p><b>50. Woods <br>Songs of Shame<br>[Shrimper/Woodsist]</b><p>Woodsist had an auspicious 2009, releasing well-liked albums from Real Estate, Ganglians, …

Charles Bukowski

The Top 100 Tracks of 2009

Our 2009 coverage concludes this week with the best tracks and albums of the year. Here's what we have coming up:<p><b>Wednesday:</b> Albums, Honorable Mention - 25 excellent records that didn't make our Top 50 <b><br>Thursday:</b> Top 50 Albums of 2009, #50-#26 <b><br>Friday:</b> Top 50 Albums of 2009, #25-#1<p>Today, we're counting …

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The Authority in Free Mixtapes

The 100 Best Tracks of 2008

Welcome to Pitchfork's best of 2008, which kicks off with our favorite 100 tracks of the year. As we did in years past, we've extended the candidate pool beyond the confines of singledom-- basically any song released or covered in 2008, whether a single or not, was fair game for this list. Some …

Mad Men

The 50 Best Albums of 2008

We at Pitchfork close out the year with our annual review of the year's 50 best albums. A few notes: Bon Iver's <i>For Emma, Forever Ago</i> -- issued in 2008 on Jagjaguwar to well-deserved acclaim-- would have likely placed high on our list, but the self-released version of the record appeared in our 2007 …

Charisma

The 100 Best Songs of 2007

2007 saw Kanye West enter arena-rocking heights with “Good Life” and “Can’t Tell Me Nothing.” It was when M.I.A. and LCD Soundsystem were at the height of their powers, unleashing instant-classics including “Paper Planes” and “All My Friends.” Scandinavian artists were on the rise, with Jens …

Lil Wayne

The 50 Best Albums of 2007

The best albums of 2007 drew from all kinds of different music, from the desert guitar of Tinariwen to the minimal techno of Ricardo Villalobos to the monster rock riffs of the White Stripes to steel-string mysticism of James Blackshaw. It was a year for landmarks of underground music (Panda Bear’s</i> …

New Music

The Top 100 Tracks of 2006

Welcome to Pitchfork's best of 2006. Today we present our 100 favorite songs of 2006; the top albums come at you tomorrow. Before we get to it, a few disclaimers:<p>Note the semantic shift: Unlike this list's equivalent in previous years, for 2006 we extended the candidate pool beyond the confines of …

List-Worthy

Top 50 Albums of 2006

2006 wasn't easily characterized by distinct seismic shifts in independent music's ever-changing topography, or by a select handful of burgeoning new genres. Instead, it was a year of true independence, in which listeners pursued broader palettes, spread music by word of mouth, and openly welcomed …

Framing

The 200 Best Albums of the 2000s

When Radiohead’s <i>Kid A</i> came out on October 2, 2000, many people headed to a brick-and-mortar record store and handed over $16 in cash to buy the album on CD—and if they wanted to listen to it on the go, they popped that CD into a Discman. When the same band released <i>In Rainbows</i> in 2007, many of those …

Pop Punk

The 200 Best Songs of the 2000s

Spurred on by the equalizing force of the internet, distinctions that used to separate music fans collapsed in the 2000s. The underground met the overground in the form of easily amassed, often free mp3 files. Pop met experimental met rap met rock met electronic, sometimes in the same song (see: …

Synthesizers

Top 100 Albums of the 1990s

It's been just over four years since Pitchfork published its first-ever Top 100 feature, <i>Pitchfork's Top 100 Favorite Albums of the 1990s</i>, and looking back at that list a lot has changed: our perceptions of the decade are different now, our personal tastes have expanded, our knowledge of the music …

List-Worthy

The Top 200 Tracks of the 1990s: 200-151

This week we're going to be counting down our list of the top 200 tracks of the 1990s. We've done a few of these decade lists on Pitchfork. Last year around this time, we ran down our 500 favorite tracks of the 2000s as part of larger project looking at the decade in a series we called P2K. In …

Die Hard