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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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    • Music Commentary
    • 3.0 • 687 Ratings

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.

    Staff Picks: The Year in Rock and Rap

    Staff Picks: The Year in Rock and Rap

    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 heads or new kids ruled rap in 2020? And what does “rock” even mean these days? 
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    • 1 hr 2 min
    Get WIRED: Archive and Survive: How radio Lives On

    Get WIRED: Archive and Survive: How radio Lives On

    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 analog to digital has changed our relationship to music.
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    • 30 min
    Special Presentation of In VOGUE: The 1990s -- Queering Culture

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

    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 of the 80s started killing thousands of gay and trans people, queer expression. was shadowed by the threat of the disease and the discrimination that came with it. By the 90s, the fashion community rallied around the queer community and began to acknowledge queer influence and inspiration within the industry.

    Hear interviews from Jose Extravaganza, Kimberly Jenkins, Tom Ford, Susanne Bartsch, Michael Kors, Lady Bunny, Dr. Valerie Steele, Lea DeLaria, Robin Givhan, and Kenneth Cole.

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    • 39 min
    Afrobeats’ Global Takeover

    Afrobeats’ Global Takeover

    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, and Mankaprr Conteh, Pitchfork Editorial Operations Associate, for a discussion about the music’s global rise and the West’s complicated rush to embrace it, as well as the fraught nature of the term “Afrobeats” itself. 
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    • 51 min
    The Great Year-End Songs Debate

    The Great Year-End Songs Debate

    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 some good-natured arguments about which songs by some of our favorite artists—like Waxahatchee, Phoebe Bridgers, Destroyer, and Moses Sumney—should make the cut this year.
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    • 55 min
    Special Presentation of In VOGUE: The 1990s -- Grunge Strikes Back

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

    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 Wintour, Hamish Bowles, Marc Jacobs, Anna Sui, Grace Coddington, Megan Jasper and more heavyweights in this first-of-its-kind docu-series.

    If you like what you hear, subscribe to In VOGUE: The 1990s now on your preferred podcast app:


    Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/id1526206712


    Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/4uJdNOg4EtQAqlnfxLo7wX

    Or wherever you get your podcasts.


    See Marc Jacobs' 1993 Spring/Summer collection for Perry Ellis here. For more on this week’s episode and to access additional Vogue content, make sure to visit vogue.com/podcast.
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    • 30 min

Customer Reviews

3.0 out of 5
687 Ratings

687 Ratings

SerialPodcastReviewer ,

Bla

These guys are moooorons. Seriously, they are idiots who think they’re super smart. They have been in the elite, media bubble for way too long, so they have no idea that there are things that are more important in the world than their stupid politics, which they will not shut up about. They also just don’t have anything interesting to talk about.
P.S: if they say something is their “fave” again, I’m gonna drop my rating to 1 star. However, how would I know, cuz I’m not listening anymore 🙉.

brennan86 ,

Underwhelming

I was surprised at the subpar production quality and lack of interesting conversation on this podcast - pitchfork has set the bar so high from a writing perspective. It sounds less like informed music journalism and social critique, and more like some not-very-hot Twitter takes. All of that being said, the host does a nice job. I’ll certainly give it another shot.

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Typical Hilarity

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