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Where Weird Music Meets Mindfulness: At Church, Apparently

It is not uncommon for a great concert to be likened to a religious experience. Ambient Church founder Brian Sweeny takes that idea more literally.

Memorializing Mobb Deep’s Prodigy in 6 Songs

Highlights from the career of an uncompromising street rap legend

The Flawed Ways We Remember Tupac

Like so many other posthumous portrayals of Pac, the new biopic All Eyez On Me misses the contradictions that made him such an engaging figure.

9 Pitchfork Staffers on the Best Soundtracks in Need of Reissues

We asked our readers which movie soundtracks should be reissued, and now we answer the question ourselves.

Lana Del Rey's Persona Evolution in 7 Videos

Lana Del Rey’s 25 (!) iconography-filled videos have endowed her alter ego with more depth than once seemed possible.

A Brief History of Prog Folk

Inspired by Fleet Foxes' first album in six years, we trace prog folk in 16 songs, from Joni to Joanna and few Vans in between

Arcade Fire’s Fashion Evolution

From funeral frump to Jim Jones chic, with a quick stop for bobbleheads

8 Pitchfork Staffers on Their Favorite Super Short Albums

There’s something striking about an album that can condense its worldview into 20 minutes or less.

Analyzing the Music (or Lack Thereof) in the New “Twin Peaks”

Now nearly a third of the way through the reboot, let’s look at how the iconic “Twin Peaks” soundscape has changed.

Inside 88rising, the Company Behind Rich Chigga and His Asian Rap Comrades

Catching up with Sean Miyashiro, whose management and video production company has seen recent success with hard-hitting rappers out to obliterate Asian stereotypes.

Why Pop-Punk Is Country Music’s Next Frontier

A new generation of mainstream country singers is borrowing more from Blink and Billie Joe than Blake and Brad, in the process questioning Nashville’s core confines.

Meet Shawn Everett, Indie Rock’s New Go-To Sound Engineer

The Grammy-winning engineer explains how creative use of sound helped shape new albums from Perfume Genius, the War on Drugs, Grizzly Bear, and more.

Everything Arcade Fire Did Before Everything Now: A Musical Timeline

In the four years since Reflektor, Arcade Fire have covered Boyz II Men and Huey Lewis, hung out with Skrillex in the studio, and more—what does it all mean?!

Willie Nelson’s Deep River of Song, From Early Demos to Recent Duets

Willie Nelson remains one of the busiest 84 year olds on the planet. We look at his evolution through a handful of live performances and bootlegs.

The 9 Best DJ Mixes of May 2017

Young Marco, Danny Daze, and Karen Gwyer lead the pack this month.

Gregg Allman’s Southern Rock Legacy in 6 Songs

A handful of Gregg-penned highlights from the Allman Joys, Hour Glass, and of course, the Allman Brothers Band.

Meet Me in the Bathroom Is the Juiciest Book on Rock’n’Roll in Years

We catch up with Lizzy Goodman about her new oral history of New York rock in the 2000s to find out how she got the dirt and who’s pissed at her now. 

Why Brainiac Mattered, According to the Breeders, the Wrens, and More

Some still wonder what could have been of the Dayton synth-punks, whose rise was halted by the shocking loss of leader Tim Taylor, 20 years ago this week.

5 Playlists to Soundtrack Your Summer

You focus on making your BBQs, beach days, and road trips great—we got the music covered. 

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