Futuro Conjunto: Futuro Conjunto

A speculative-fiction multimedia project imagines the future sounds of South Texas’ Rio Grande Valley, using an apocalyptic future to pay tribute to the border region’s resilience. Featured Tracks: Play Track “HEATDEATH” — SimonadaVia  Bandcamp / Buy What […]

Remi Wolf: I’m Allergic to Dogs!

The Los Angeles singer’s whole songwriting vibe is magnetic, blending future pop, bedroom pop, and funk into a new and colorful swirl.  Remi Wolf has a bright, gamboling sensibility that extends from her music to […]

6LACK: 6pc Hot EP

On his laid-back and locked-in new EP, the Atlanta singer-rapper sounds more subtle and assured than ever.  Featured Tracks: Play Track “Long Nights” — 6LACKVia SoundCloud He may not be the genre’s biggest star, but few […]

Gordi: Our Two Skins

On her sparse and riveting second album, the singer-songwriter examines the personal cost of embracing difficult emotional truths.  Sophie Payten needed a break. In 2017, while still deep in medical exams, she released her debut […]

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. Featured Tracks: Play Track “Tipsy” — Chloe x HalleVia SoundCloud In the two years since Chloe x […]

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. Featured Tracks: Play Track “What’s Your Pleasure?” — Jessie WareVia  Bandcamp / Buy On her new album, […]

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. Featured Tracks: Play Track “hellbound” — Dua SalehVia  Bandcamp / Buy Dua Saleh is terrified of […]

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.  It’s a pretty good time to be John Legend. Since his last album, he scored the […]

Teyana Taylor: The Album

Teyana Taylor regains control of her art across a long and complex album, one that deftly recontextualizes classic R&B and better represents the fierce persona she has honed in public. Among the many injustices Black […]

Funkadelic: Maggot Brain

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 monument of psychedelic funk, a defining document of […]

Yaya Bey : Madison Tapes

On her intimate and assured new album, the Brooklyn R&B singer eagerly seeks deliverance from bad sex, bad vibes, and the pulsing anxiety of dead-end jobs. Featured Tracks: Play Track “sorry i unfollowed you” — […]

Jockstrap: Wicked City

Georgia Ellery and Taylor Skye’s head-spinning vocal processing and unusual fusion of influences form a well of deep feeling, even when the meaning is obscured. A first encounter with the UK duo Jockstrap can seem […]

NEW EP ALERT: Alex Alexander | Helpless

All the familiar elements of a banging choruses, top-notch production, and relatable lyrics, are all plugged into Swedish pop star Alex Alexander’s newest latin-inspired EP titled Helpless. Home to five extraordinary tracks, “Helpless,” “Lyin’ Eyes,” […]