Pitchfork 1. Ad Choices. –Sam Sodomsky, On Harmony of Difference, Kamasi Washington further solidifies his place as his generation’s foremost purveyor of spiritual jazz. –Paul A. Thompson, Listen: Run the Jewels, “Don’t Get Captured”. Discussion in 'Music Corner ... have one on the list, LCD, which is only okay. Album, libri, film, brani e non solo, votati dai redattori Metrodora, da amici e simpatizzanti, dai portali internazionali e da chiunque abbia voglia di mandare i top 10 all’indirizzo redazione@metrodora.net. Whether referencing the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, condemning music industry leeches, or marveling at … Pitchfork's 200 Best Albums Of The 1960s list is its best yet. –Matthew Strauss, Listen: Fleet Foxes, “I Should See Memphis”, Following the paranoid, sonically muddy VIEWS, Drake’s latest album—correction, “playlist”—More Life feels like a cool breeze. When Pitchfork invited electronic composer Keith Fullerton Whitman to ... To make the album, Lange—best known as the experimental electro-pop singer ... A 16xCD set was reissued in 2017… It is fair to say it has not gone down well in rock circles, especially those who are fans of a four piece combo from Liverpool. 3:05 0:30. And yet, in doing so, they’ve arrived at some of the most vital music of their career. King Krule - The OOZ. 1. It quickly earned a reputation for its extensive coverage of indie music. Pitchfork's Best Metal Albums of 2017. Black Emperor - Luciferien Towers The Black Angels - Death Song Primus - The Desaturating Seven Songs like “Know” and “All About Me” suggest Syd as a C-suite executive or a high-powered attorney—someone in total command, who takes the edge off with good weed and better sex. But despite a pervasive sorrow and an occasionally suffocating sense of menace, her band’s capacity for catharsis proves nearly limitless. These are among the most captivating melodies frontman Neil Halstead has written, and the album’s lush guitar tone is gorgeous as ever, while infused with a new delicacy. He sings about watching his lover make breakfast with the ocean behind her and sharing a hot yoga class, about texting back-and-forth and picking her son up from his father. Gosh, I feel old. But then came HNDRXX, which was not. Music reviews, ratings, news and more. Pitchfork have unveiled their choices for ‘The 10 Best Metal Albums Of 2017’. The Ones. How to make a successful comeback album: 1) have a relatively small original catalog so fans still hunger for new material; 2) make sure key members are involved; 3) pay close attention to what you used to do best; 4) write great songs. It was first based in Chicago, later moved to Greenpoint, is currently in One World Trade Center, and is owned by Condé Nast.. The material on this site may not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, cached or otherwise used, except with prior written permission of Condé Nast. Music reviews, ratings, news and more. Thread Status: Not ... My musical tastes are safe for another year. “Writing in blood on my walls and shit,” she sings with a sigh over a characteristically dramatic crescendo, “I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t sick of it.” Over the course of Lust for Life, she adjusts to a swiftly changing world, where one can sense, at any given moment, hope or despair or ennui. The Songs That Define Stevie Nicks as an Icon. –Noah Yoo, Listen: Thundercat, “Walk on By” [ft. Kendrick Lamar]. Ad Choices. By filtering their typical introspection through real-life tragedies, the xx lean into a more refined version of themselves, maturing in real time. But halfway through, it’s as though the covers are thrown off: The full band’s vivid, pulsing folk-rock spills across the stereo field, bright as the full moon. A list of Pitchfork's best music of 2017. Those traditions eventually made it to Naomi and Lisa-Kaindé Diaz, the French-Cuban twin sisters who perform as Ibeyi. CN Entertainment. Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Scott McBride, Dec 12, 2017. (electronic music) - [Narrator] While the world may seem increasingly divided and full of conflict, musicians in 2017 offered hope, solace, and the assurance that at least where genre is concerned, borders are only getting more open. Longtime collaborator James Blake returns for two showstopping tracks, both of which manage to push the trio’s shared aesthetic into new territory: “We Go Home Together” aims for blemishes-and-all blue-eyed soul, more willfully rough-hewn than anything either artist has previously released. Like most everything on the album, “Coma” is an oblique mixture of rapture and dread, a locked box to which only Lenker has the key. See which albums are sitting at the top of this year's charts. Wednesday, April 5, 2017 The 50 Best Britpop Albums (Pitchfork, 2017) Info: «Born in London in the early 1990s, in grimy pubs and bare flats, the scene offered a thrilling new soundtrack for young British life. Undulating basslines and ultra-crisp drum loops serve as fitting foundations for his anxious ponderings on ideas both big and small. 2:57 0:30. Whatever comes next, you can bet she’s got the perfect song cued up. It contains leader Robin Pecknold’s best lyrical work yet, rife with imagery of roaring oceans and rising fires as well as existential conundrums. Pitchfork was the only publication to have included the album on a 2007 end-of-the-year list, while over sixteen popular publications included the re-release on their 2008 lists. englishbob , Dec 12, 2017 Here, he applies the technical dexterity he’s honed to sternum-rattling siren songs, threading his voice in and out of the haunted machines he calls home. I though that album had some of the best lyrics of the year! Thread Status: Not open for further replies. Very disappointing list, there where some great albums that came out this year, heres my favorites that got snubbed on this list: Thee Oh Sees - Orc Godspeed You! A list of Pitchfork's best music of 2017. She’d seem totally detached if not for “Insecurities,” a track about finding the confidence to leave a relationship that’s dragged her down for too long. Here are the year's 10 best albums. I've been stanning BSS really hard these past couple of days (and also doing the AOTY writeup for it) and it's not even in my top 3 but I'm upset at its exclusion. Pitchfork.tv is dedicated to documenting independent music as it happens. Pitchfork, conosciuta anche come P4k, è una webzine nata nel 1995 dedicata alla critica musicale, alle news e alle interviste agli artisti.Si focalizza principalmente sulla musica alternativa e indipendente, in particolare l'indie rock.Tuttavia la gamma di generi musicali trattati prevede anche l'elettronica, il pop, l'hip hop, la musica dance, il folk, il jazz, il metal e la musica sperimentale. 3:47 0:30. The album is resoundingly urgent because it survives and thrives. They’d flatter just about anybody, and when A$AP Rocky shows up to spit one of the album’s few writerly verses on “New Choppa,” he sounds like a bona fide heavyweight. Black Emperor - Luciferien Towers The Black Angels - Death Song Primus - The Desaturating Seven In “Heroin,” the most traditional-sounding Lana Del Rey song here, she delights in subverting the sad-girl mythos that she has, by now, completely outgrown. Fever Ray - Plunge. View reviews, ratings, news & more regarding your favorite band. Use of and/or registration on any portion of this site constitutes acceptance of our User Agreement (updated as of 1/1/21) and Privacy Policy and Cookie Statement (updated as of 1/1/21). Out of the albums I own from that list, I would of put Big Thief's album in the Top 10, along with St Vincent and Arca. Spread out across 23 tracks, Drunk kicks off in high gear, frenetic and playful, before eventually coming to resemble the bleariness of its creator’s late-night state. What I like just isn't on that list. Thundercat, “Walk on By” [ft. Kendrick Lamar]. Buy: Rough Trade (Pitchfork earns a commission from purchases made through affiliate links on our site.) Pitchfork: The 200 Best Albums of the 2010s - Year-End Lists –Eric Torres, Fleet Foxes’ first album in six years is about existing within limitations and weathering deep self-doubt. When the Yoruba people—who originated in present-day Nigeria and Benin—arrived in Cuba via the middle passage, they were enslaved, cut off from their ancestors, and denied the freedom of religion. 2017: Best Rap Albums By Pitchfork. Jj Priests • Nothing Feels Natural. Pitchfork - The 200 Best Albums of the 1960s (2017) The music hipsters in their check shirts have stopped cultivating their beards to review and update their list of the 200 Greatest Albums of the 1960s. Both qualities are hallmarks of the singer-songwriter’s music—heard in her intricately fingerpicked guitar and her quietly observant lyrics, which zoom in on the tension between aloneness and love, between ego and selflessness, with a compassionate heart and a poet’s eye for detail. The album recasts Future as a romantic pop icon—instead of icy and detached, it is warm and romantic. Try it … 8. Iniziamo a pubblicare i best of 2014 man mano che ci arrivano. So when Drake shrugs, “Passionate from miles away/Passive with the things you say,” over the haunting whale song synths of “Passionfruit,” the result is a note-perfect crescendo of danceable distance. Perfume Genius - No Shape. The 200 Best Albums of the 1960s. This year, he released two full-length, bona fide albums a week apart: The first one, FUTURE, was indeed more of the same. Congrats to Kendrick for getting Pitchfork's Best Album of the Year for the 3rd time in his career. Music this posh speaks for itself. A list of Pitchfork's best music of 2017. What I like just isn't on that list. 18 songs. –Jay Balfour, Everybody Works, from 23-year-old Melina Duterte, can restore your faith in the future of indie rock. 3:40 0:30. (electronic music) - [Narrator] While the world may seem increasingly divided and full of conflict, musicians in 2017 offered hope, solace, and the assurance that at least where genre is concerned, borders are only getting more open. –Quinn Moreland, Thundercat’s third solo album is an inward-looking suite of songs informed largely by the virtuosic bassist’s own eccentric sensibilities. It sounds like a lot to tackle for a group known for their great command of subtlety, but these topics led to a creative revitalization—not only in their forthright lyrics, but also in a more upbeat sonic palette that includes bold uses of familiar samples and dynamic brass. Would have been nice to see the new Giraffage or Sapphire Slows albums on the list (although pretty unlikely since they didn't even get a review) Through all of this, of course, he’s still overmedicated, a self-proclaimed “bad guy” sounding surprised to feel so tender. Would have been nice to see the new Giraffage or Sapphire Slows albums on the … Pitchfork: 50 Best Albums of 2017 [see also 2010s, 2019, 2018, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011] Kendrick Lamar — DAMN. Her confident singing and rapping connects languid jams like “Smile More” and twinkling, post-Aaliyah come-ons like “Body”—it’s amazing how she can make you sweat with a single, softly spoken invitation. But really, Carti proves again and again that such effort isn’t necessary. See which albums are sitting at the top of this year's charts. The 50 Best Britpop Albums (Pitchfork, 2017) Info: «Born in London in the early 1990s, in grimy pubs and bare flats, the scene offered a thrilling new soundtrack for young British life. The xx named their third album after a line from the Velvet Underground’s “I’ll Be Your Mirror”: “Please put down your hands/’Cause I see you.” Throughout the record, the London trio take that edict seriously, recasting their precocious bedroom indie pop into something newly ascendant, rhythmic, and exhilarating. Though they once inspired the awkward “post-dubstep” tag, on Love What Survives, they’ve abandoned electronic music almost entirely. The best albums of 2017: the full list St Vincent tops our countdown of this year’s most outstanding sounds, from complex rap to moody rock, alt-R&B, inventive grime and more. 1. Pitchfork Best Albums 2017. The 200 Best Songs of the 1970s. The material on this site may not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, cached or otherwise used, except with prior written permission of Condé Nast. The 200 Best Albums of the 1980s. These are the best of the best.. 49 songs Kelly Lee Owens • Kelly Lee Owens. Pitchfork's Best New Music. For the first time on any of her albums, she even lends verses to other artists, from A$AP Rocky to Stevie Nicks; you can practically see her swaying to the beat, listening in reverence as her friends and heroes step to the mic. The King Krule collaboration “Blue Train Lines” is as propulsive a post-punk song as anyone’s written this decade, crafted from buzzing synth drones, sculpted feedback, and twitchy drums. 5. It began as a blog that developed during Schreiber's teenage years working at a record store. I'm also glad King Krule was up there, ignored on the other lists. –Marcus J. Moore. 2017: Best Electronic Albums By Pitchfork. There’s no precedent for a rapper hitting such heights while rapping so little. 11:10 0:30. It’s a surprisingly vulnerable closer for an album defined by seductive, effortless cool. The Ones. 4. scribbs, Dec 12, 2017 #62. driverdrummer likes this. At the song’s end, Pecknold offers a beatific and disjointed howl that seems to contain the many ideas he has still to share while offering a peek up over the walls he’s built around himself. Music reviews, ratings, news and more. Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Scott McBride, Dec 12, 2017. Pitchfork Best Albums 2017. Looking at the 2017 list, I've heard of 15 or so of the artists (enough that I could tell you genre, etc.) It is so easy to be swallowed by the sheer horror of existence, but Nothing Feels Natural provides a beacon of hope. The 20 Best Rock Albums of 2017. As she sings in “Morning Dove,” “I went out walking in the wood/And the light cast long from the moon/And life is short as a breath half-taken/I could not wait to tell you truth.” In song after song, her hushed, almost heartbreakingly beautiful third album, Not Even Happiness, captures precisely that sense of emotional questing and wide-eyed revelation. I am younger than the OP and even more aged out of Pitchfork than him. Slowdive’s first album in more than two decades checks all these boxes, capturing the precise sound of the band at its shoegazing peak, but it also adds an extra half-turn of beauty. Congrats to Kendrick for getting Pitchfork's Best Album of the Year for the 3rd time in his career. Charlotte Gainsbourg - Rest. 10. In reality, the project wasn’t so dramatic a pivot. 2:40 0:30. Vegetable Man, Dec 12, 2017 #34. Thinking of a Place The War On Drugs • A Deeper Understanding. [CORRECT ORDER] Pitchfork: The 200 Best Albums of the 2010s Nyakinyua Rise Jlin • Black Origami. Your California Privacy Rights. 7. To hear Ibeyi’s second LP, Ash—minimalistic arrangements of modern jazz, soul, and hip-hop elegantly woven with West African rhythms—is to receive energy carrying the weight of history. The track is a tribute to Arthur Russell, that New York guru of diverse and idiosyncratic electronic music, and Owens proves herself a worthy follower, having come out of the rock world as a bassist before adopting a digital approach. 3. Arca is Ghersi’s first full-length work since he began collaborating with master producer and vocalist Björk, and her influence floods its veins. There is a song on Big Thief’s Capacity that sounds like it was recorded on frontwoman Adrianne Lenker’s phone, late at night and under a blanket, whispered over her acoustic guitar. I might hear one or two at some point. I give it 8.3. Even sharks can suffer broken hearts. 4:23 0:30. 19 songs. Playboi Carti, “New Choppa” [ft. A$AP Rocky], Mount Kimbie, “Blue Train Lines” [ft. King Krule]. ... God knows Broken Social Scene weren’t the only mid-2000s indie rock titans to return in 2017… Like a homemade outfit mistaken for a designer look, the LP is a testament to the vast ingenuity that can be tapped into when resources are tight. For all his eccentricities, Future has spent the last few years releasing the same mixtape over and over. This kind of metamorphosis goes to the heart of Big Thief’s gorgeous, moving, at times painful second album, in which images of trauma and redemption dance in the darkness under the watchful eye of owls and magpies. Your California Privacy Rights. The Best Lil Uzi Vert Songs. The 200 Best Albums of the 1960s. and haven't heard a single album. From Fever Ray to Kendrick to King Krule, the album as an art form took on new resonance this year. Dum Surfer King Krule • The OOZ. Pitchfork Best Albums 2017. The 50 Best Albums of 2017 By Pitchfork. See below for a flat list: Artificial Brain – “Infrared Horizon“ Bell Witch – “Mirror Reaper“ King Woman – … IDK About You Fever Ray • Plunge. The 20 Best Rap Albums of 2017. Still, Lust for Life revolves around one person. Pitchfork - The 200 Best Albums of the 1960s (2017) The music hipsters in their check shirts have stopped cultivating their beards to review and update their list of the 200 Greatest Albums of the 1960s. I See You addresses the band’s personal demons: alcoholism, the deaths of loved ones, disconnection from one another. HeavensAbove, Dec 12, 2017 #4. 9. Where the first Run the Jewels album was a controlled exercise, and the second applied their new style to heavier and more overtly political themes, Run the Jewels 3 is clean and competent, a professional turn that’s still irreverent where it matters. 3. SZA — Ctrl; King Krule — The OOZ; Kelela — Take Me Apart; Lorde — Melodrama; Moses Sumney — Aromanticism; Vince Staples — Big Fish Theory; Tyler, The Creator — Flower Boy; Fever Ray — Plunge; Jlin — Black Origami It was—shocker—another sequence of richly compelling songs, given greater heft thanks to Clark’s feverish performances. Was Clark due for a zeitgeist moment? Gary, Indiana, producer Jlin got her start making Chicago style footwork. The best of it has aged far more gracefully (and forcefully) than anything recorded in the waning days of the record industry’s pre-filesharing monomania has any right to. Very disappointing list, there where some great albums that came out this year, heres my favorites that got snubbed on this list: Thee Oh Sees - Orc Godspeed You! –Seth Colter Walls, Alejandro Ghersi’s voice had trickled into his work as Arca before, though he’d never really positioned himself as a singer. Pitchfork Best Albums 2017. She was working with Jack Antonoff, a producer famous for his hits with Lorde and Taylor Swift. All rights reserved. 2. Trading on its sad/beautiful dynamic, Kelly Lee Owens reveals itself as a record that can appeal to both listeners already obsessive about their electronic music and ones newer to the digital world who seek a meaningful toehold. this is for the sake of preserving discussion on as many albums as possible. Here are the year's 10 best albums. Fleet Foxes’ first album in six years is about existing within limitations and weathering deep self-doubt. –Mehan Jayasuriya, Listen: Mount Kimbie, “Blue Train Lines” [ft. King Krule], It would not be fair, exactly, to say that “Arthur” is an instrumental song. SZA — Ctrl; King Krule — The OOZ; Kelela — Take Me Apart; Lorde — Melodrama; Moses Sumney — Aromanticism; Its very existence is proof of a culture that refused to be suppressed, and its beauty a testament to the pain that made it possible. –Philip Sherburne, The title of Syd’s solo debut evokes silent, slippery creatures moving just beneath dark water, and the Odd Future vet glides through her icy body music in the same way. Truly one of the most critically-acclaimed artists of our time. The War on Drugs - … this is an unofficial discussion for reactions to the album or whatever your little heart desires. Try it free. –Jillian Mapes, The long-awaited debut from the D.C. punk quartet Priests recognizes that the outrages in our headlines and Twitter feeds are perennial rather than isolated occurrences—that injustice and violence are literally tenets of our national anthem. 2. Also announced for this year’s festival are special Saint Heron-curated events and Pitchfork +Plus, an additional ticket tier allowing attendees to enjoy exclusive amenities during the weekend. –Philip Sherburne. The release may not be as ambitious as his previous work, but it still resounds with Washington’s commitment to spreading peace, love, and unity through his music. Pitchfork's Best New Music. 50 Songs — From Fever Ray to Kendrick to King Krule, the album as an art form took on new resonance this year. I will say, however, that 2017 was a great year for music. But on the producer’s third, self-titled LP, the howl beneath the veil comes into full bloom, rubbing its raw, bloodied edges against his labyrinthian MIDI arrangements and piercing beat work. 3. Where their 1993 classic Souvlaki could be dense and heavy, still speaking the language of rock, Slowdive is pure weightless dream-pop bliss—every track shimmers and sparkles and floats like a soap bubble in the sunlight. Over folk instrumentals that expand and crash in multi-part suites, Pecknold’s ego fights with insecurity; on “I Should See Memphis,” he concocts visions of grandeur while lamenting better things just out of sight. I do agree that the lack of Father John Misty is noticeable, but really it's a typical Pitchfork best of list. The 200 Best Albums … When the Welsh musician occasionally adopts lyrics, they are clipped, and through repetition, they take on a mantric quality (“the colors, the beauty, the motion,” she says flatly through “CBM”). Early discussions around Annie Clark’s fifth album as St. Vincent were driven by questions regarding its potential mass-culture appeal. The beats are stuffed with tangents and competing textures, as Mike continues to assert himself as one of rap’s most powerful vocalists. A detailed list with streams and explanations can be found over at Pitchfork.com. Recommended If You Like Dua Lipa's Future Nostalgia. No rapper ad-libs quite like Playboi Carti. Pitchfork is an American online music publication launched in 1995 by Ryan Schreiber. RTJ3 is informed by (and, at points, seems tailored to) the festival circuit that’s treated the duo so well, down to a show-stopping set piece of a verse from Danny Brown. But as he luxuriates in the album’s buoyant beats, Future finally sounds like he’s escaping depression by losing himself in love again. The album is resoundingly urgent because it survives and thrives. Lana Del Rey’s music has always been an exploration of her own fandom: intimate thoughts on life and love commingling with instantly identifiable language from her record collection. The 20 Best Rock Albums of 2017. In “Friend Zone,” Thundercat muses over a funk groove about whether a woman spurned him because of his adoration of video games; “Walk on By” grapples with death; and the penultimate track, the Pharrell collaboration “The Turn Down,” takes on the impending doom of man-made climate change. Mount Eerie - A Crow Looked at Me. Play on Spotify. Plunge was good, but best electronic album of the year seems a bit of a stretch. level 1 Lenker’s gift for empathy is astonishing: In her stories, she slips seamlessly across the lines dividing man and woman, mother and daughter, even victim and attacker. There’s the guitar squall at the end of the title track, which reasserts her noise-rock bona fides even as the song’s beat tugs her toward the dancefloor; countrified shades of regret color “Happy Birthday, Johnny;” and on “Los Ageless,” a layer of distortion on the vocal track can’t mask the exposed nerve underneath—including an “Oh my Lord” that sounds as though it had traveled from the blues shouts of Howlin’ Wolf and PJ Harvey before landing in Clark’s throat. Carti’s haphazard rhyming may be an acquired taste, but his ear for production is undeniable. Following a spectacular run of slurry, despondent rap in 2015, his productivity began to feel tiring instead of exciting. –Mark Richardson, Less than 10 minutes into Run the Jewels 3, a massive, synthesized crowd is heard chanting the group’s initials: “R-T-J! Available with an Apple Music subscription. DNA. — Dave Segal (@editaurus) August 22, 2017. On Masseduction, Clark doesn’t capitulate to pop as much as she makes pop adapt to her own core idiosyncrasies. 1. Gas - Narkopop. Available with an Apple Music subscription. It’s frantic music for frantic times, but El and Mike have it down to a science. level 1 View reviews, ratings, news & more regarding your favorite band. Truly one of the most critically-acclaimed artists of our time. 911 / Mr. Lonely (feat. Notable ones that are on my list are Sleep Well Beast and Soft Sounds from Another Planet. Written well before the 2016 election, Nothing Feels Natural concerns itself with the individual’s perseverance in the face of endless turmoil. I'd also be interested in a >8.0 but not BNM list of albums that didn't make the list. The Best Lil Uzi Vert Songs. –Sasha Geffen. Sometimes he fills entire verses with the word “what.” On a more traditional album, such tics might scan as filler or transparent stall tactics, but Carti commits to them so fully on his debut project that they become an attraction unto themselves. Plunge was good, but best electronic album of the year seems a bit of a stretch. Pitchfork is the most trusted voice in music. There’s less gloomy lyrical introspection, more musical range, and the added emphasis on dancehall, grime, and Afrobeats marks a dramatic, Black Atlantic sea change. if there's any releases for the week (or in general) that may be of interest missing from the schedule either PM me or leave a comment somewhere and i'll add it. Lorde - Melodrama. 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