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The Pitchfork Review is the music podcast you've always wanted, from the most trusted voice in music. Join host Puja Patel, Pitchfork's Editor-in-Chief, as we dig deep into the week's best new music and rising artists, plus all the industry news and culture you need to know. Peek behind the curtain of Pitchfork and dive into our team’s music-nerd brains. Listen to The Pitchfork Review, and hear music differently. Subscribe to The Pitchfork Review to get new episodes every Friday at midnight.

The Pitchfork Review is the music podcast you've always wanted, from the most trusted voice in music. Join host Puja Patel, Pitchfork's Editor-in-Chief, as we dig deep into the week's best new music and rising artists, plus all the industry news and culture you need to know. Peek behind the curtain of Pitchfork and dive into our team’s music-nerd brains. Listen to The Pitchfork Review, and hear music differently. Subscribe to The Pitchfork Review to get new episodes every Friday at midnight.

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The Pitchfork Review is the music podcast you've always wanted, from the most trusted voice in music. Join host Puja Patel, Pitchfork's Editor-in-Chief, as we dig deep into the week's best new music and rising artists, plus all the industry news and culture you need to know. Peek behind the curtain of Pitchfork and dive into our team’s music-nerd brains. Listen to The Pitchfork Review, and hear music differently. Subscribe to The Pitchfork Review to get new episodes every Friday at midnight.

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Episodes

Introducing SELF: Checking In

12/21/2020
Introducing Checking In, the advice podcast where we answer real health and wellness questions from real people like you. Hosted by SELF’s Editor in Chief, Carolyn Kylstra, and featuring trusted experts, doctors, therapists, thought leaders, and even a few celebrities, we’re diving deep into what it really means to be healthy. Checking In launches on Monday, November 16th, with new episodes releasing weekly. Subscribe to get episodes right when they drop at 6:00 am EST. Listen to Checking In...

Duration:00:01:06

The Best and Worst of Everything Else

12/18/2020
Everything else aside, 2020 was a banner year for music. In addition to some truly stellar albums and songs, there was also plenty of sillier stuff to dig into: misguided anthems about the pandemic, casual covers and collaborations, good and bad tweets galore, and of course, Bernie Sanders introducing the Strokes and Soccer Mommy. On this episode, Pitchfork Editor Puja Patel is joined by Associate Editor Anna Gaca and News Editor Matthew Strauss for a senior superlatives-style rundown of the...

Duration:00:59:15

Fiona Apple’s Perfect 10

12/11/2020
Fiona Apple’s Fetch the Bolt Cutters isn’t just the best album of 2020, it’s the sort of masterpiece that defines an entire era. On this episode, Pitchfork Editor Puja Patel is joined by Contributing Editor Jenn Pelly, who wrote Pitchfork’s 10 Fetch the Bolt Cutters review and spent the year in communication with Apple for a series of follow-up pieces, and Features Editor Ryan Dombal, who wrote Pitchfork’s previous 10 review a decade ago—for Kanye West’s My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy—and...

Duration:00:48:02

Special Presentation of In VOGUE: The 1990s -- How Hip Hop Changed Fashion

12/8/2020
We’re excited to bring you a bonus episode from Vogue’s new podcast, In Vogue: The 1990s. If you miss the 90s for all its nostalgia, music, and culture, you're going to love this episode on hip hop. Music and fashion have always had a symbiotic relationship, but not until the emergence of hip hop did we see the direct influence of music and music-makers on the fashion industry—and vice versa. This episode is a culmination of the cultural prominence of hip hop, from Dapper Dan’s Harlem...

Duration:00:43:02

Staff Picks: The Year in Rock and Rap

12/4/2020
In the latest installment of our year-end podcast coverage, we’re talking about 2020’s best rock and rap albums. Pitchfork Editor Puja Patel is joined by News Editor Evan Minsker, Contributing Editor Jayson Greene, and Staff Writers Alphonse Pierre and Madison Bloom, who argue in favor of their personal favorites, from Yves Tumor and U.S. Girls to Westside Gunn and Jay Electronica. They also get into some broader discussions about the state of the genres more generally, including: Which old...

Duration:01:00:37

Get WIRED: Archive and Survive: How Radio Lives On

11/27/2020
This week we're lending our podcast feed to our friends at WIRED. In this episode of Get WIRED, as protests filled the streets this summer, WIRED Senior Writer Jason Parham went looking for radio broadcasts from 1992, when he watched Los Angeles go up in flames. What he found instead was a trove of broadcasts from throughout his 1990s coming of age, archived by a French YouTuber. Parham goes on to talk with cultural critic Jace Clayton, also known as DJ Rupture, about how the move from...

Duration:00:29:39

Special Presentation of In VOGUE: The 1990s -- Queering Culture

11/24/2020
We’re bringing you a bonus episode from Vogue’s new podcast, In Vogue: The 1990s. The 90s was influenced by fashion, music, innovation, and countercultures. From major fashion fundraisers to Madonna’s Vogue video, the 90s was a decade of queer visibility unlike ever before. But the road to acceptance was a rocky one. When the glamour of the 70s and the first gay pride parades glorified sexual liberation, fashion reflected the sensuality on the runways and magazines. But when the AIDS crisis...

Duration:00:38:00

Afrobeats’ Global Takeover

11/20/2020
Over the last several years, American listeners have grown more and more attuned to the sounds of West African pop music—also known as Afrobeats–whether it’s the swaggering Nigerian Afro-fusion of Burna Boy, the playfully genre-bending anthems of Ghanaian-American singer Amaarae, or the enthusiastic dabbling of stateside superstars like Drake and Diplo. On this episode, Pitchfork Editor Puja Patel is joined by Nigerian journalist Joey Akan, publisher of the Afrobeats Intelligence newsletter,...

Duration:00:48:58

The Great Year-End Songs Debate

11/13/2020
Building Pitchfork’s year-end lists of the best albums and songs is a lengthy and painstaking process, involving careful consideration of the 1,000-plus releases we review each year, and others we may have missed. We include innumerable factors in our decision-making, but sometimes it’s a matter of following instincts: with a gun to your head, which would you choose? On this episode, Pitchfork Editor Puja Patel is joined by Reviews Editor Jeremy Larson and Contributing Editor Andy Cush for...

Duration:00:53:45

Special Presentation of In VOGUE: The 1990s -- Grunge Strikes Back

11/10/2020
We’re excited to bring you a bonus episode from Vogue’s new podcast, In Vogue: The 1990s. If you miss the 90s for all its nostalgia, music, and culture, you're going to love this episode on grunge. The 90s brought a backlash to the lingering decadence of the 80s. This was the birth of grunge. As supermodels rose to prominence, so did this counterculture, which emphasized anti-fashion and rejection of superficiality. Music and fashion were fused together through this movement. Hear from Anna...

Duration:00:30:06

Request Line: How to Deal With 2020

11/6/2020
A few months ago, we launched the Pitchfork Request Line, asking listeners to call in with requests for music to soundtrack whatever is going on in their lives. On this episode, Pitchfork Editor Puja Patel is answering your requests along with Contributing Editors Rawiya Kameir and Philip Sherburne. They take calls from a midwestern transplant who’s nostalgic for her suburban D.C. hometown, a Mancunian looking to recapture the feeling of his city’s famously vibrant live music scene, and a...

Duration:00:41:21

When Music Becomes Political Protest

10/30/2020
In a year of historic protests, on the eve of a critical election, we’ve been thinking a lot about the place of music in movements for social and political change. In this episode, Pitchfork Editor Puja Patel speaks with Jason King, professor at NYU and founding faculty member of the Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music, and Allison Hussey, Pitchfork Associate Staff Writer, about the changing role of protest music across American history, from 19th-century Black spirituals to Public...

Duration:00:49:31

Adrianne Lenker Digs Deep

10/23/2020
A global pandemic hasn’t slowed the prolific output of Adrianne Lenker, who released her gorgeous solo collections songs and instrumentals this week, not long after making two of 2019’s most celebrated albums with her band Big Thief. On this episode, Lenker chats with Pitchfork Editor Puja Patel about the music that accompanied her occasionally turbulent journey from childhood as a musical prodigy to adulthood as one of her generation’s greatest songwriters. She touches on an early...

Duration:00:43:49

Get WIRED: The Secret History of Video Game Music

10/16/2020
This week we're lending our podcast feed to our friends at WIRED. In this episode of Get WIRED, you’ll hear from games writer and video game music expert Dia Lacina. Dia recently discovered an old photograph of a group of women composers, and set out to learn more about them—what they worked on, what inspired them, and how their early work helped create a lasting legacy in video game music. From Bach to Top Gun, from 8-bit to the orchestra, the episode takes you on a journey through sounds...

Duration:00:35:50

Introducing Allure: The Science of Beauty

10/15/2020
Do you start group chats about the best scalp treatments? Google AHA vs BHA exfoliants until the wee hours? Take progress photos of your dark spots after trying a new vitamin C serum? You’re our people. And we know you’re going to love The Science of Beauty, a new podcast produced by the editors of Allure. Michelle Lee, editor in chief, and Jenny Bailly, executive beauty director, are deep-diving into the topics you’ve always wondered about and bringing dermatologists, cosmetic chemists —...

Duration:00:01:18

100 gecs and the Mystery of Hyperpop

10/9/2020
What is hyperpop? A movement? A meaningless label? A Spotify playlist? Whatever the answer, it surely has something to do with 100 gecs, the duo of Laura Les and Dylan Brady, whose songs sometimes sound like the last three decades of popular music happening all at once. On this episode, Pitchfork Editor Puja Patel interviews Les and Brady about their conflicted relationship to the genre they’ve come to embody, as well as their influences—ranging from PC Music to Lil Wayne to John Zorn to...

Duration:00:39:06

Will We Ever See Live Music Again?

10/2/2020
It’s been six months since the live music industry operated under any semblance of normalcy in the U.S., thanks to COVID-19. Which means most of us haven’t seen a proper show in at least that long. When will concerts come back, and what needs to happen before they do? Are outdoor events and reduced-capacity venues safe and financially viable options? Can a livestream really match the energy of an in-person performance? On this episode, Pitchfork Editor Puja Patel is joined by two veterans of...

Duration:00:33:36

The Quiet Return of Fleet Foxes and Sufjan Stevens

9/25/2020
This week brought new albums from a pair of beloved artists who emerged a little over a decade ago as purveyors of artful indie folk: Fleet Foxes, who announced their fourth full-length Shore on Monday and released it 24 hours later, and Sufjan Stevens, whose eighth solo album The Ascension arrives today, September 25. Each has navigated listeners’ weighty expectations in their own way: Fleet Foxes by eschewing promotion and embracing the vibrant simplicity of their early songwriting, and...

Duration:00:31:18

Introducing In Vogue: The 1990s

9/21/2020
The story of a pivotal decade, In VOGUE: The 1990s is a new audio docuseries that revisits the pivotal moments in 90’s culture through the lens of fashion. From slip dresses with army boots to colorful tracksuits and minimal pantsuits, Vogue experts and star guests highlight the stories in fashion history that reflected this new era of connectivity. Presented by Anna Wintour and hosted by Hamish Bowles, this fashion podcast examines how the 90s sparked a cultural fusion that continues to...

Duration:00:02:32

The National’s Matt Berninger on the Music That Made Him

9/18/2020
Next month, Matt Berninger of The National will release Serpentine Prison, his first solo album, produced by the legendary Memphis multi-instrumentalist Booker T. Jones. On this episode, Berninger chats with Pitchfork Staff Writer Sam Sodomsky about the songs that shaped him as a musician and informed the new album, touching on his childhood infatuation with Olivia Newton-John, The Smiths and U2 records he blasted while getting pelted with golf balls at his first job, and The National’s...

Duration:00:25:19