Best Things Coming Out Of Pitchfork

If you are a music lover, then you know all about Pitchfork. The Chicago-based daily internet magazine produces a lot of quality music criticism, commentary, music news, and interviews with artists. The publication focuses on indie rock, but it also covers a diverse array of other genres, from heavy metal to experimental electronic music and EDM. The site was launched in 1995 with a very simple concept: to feature new music and provide quality content for an engaged and educated readership. The magazine’s journalists also occasionally review older albums when they get reprinted, and they publish “best-of” lists, as well as annual summative reviews, which give a very insightful editorial overview of the music landscape of America in any given year. The magazine’s opinions have been slowly gaining more and more cultural weight in recent years, as their reporting has enabled such bands as Arcade Fire and Clap Your Hands Say Yeah to advance in their careers. Many music journalists in the mainstream media industry look to the publication as a valuable resource of information about indie music. Conversely, a negative review from this publication has the power to nip any young band in its bud. Overall the verdict is that: “an endorsement from Pitchfork – which dispenses its approval one-tenth of a point at a time, up to a maximum of 10 points – is very valuable, indeed.” Let’s take a look at what they have been up to lately:

1. Viet Cong

Viet Cong performing at @primavera_sound 📷: @marialouceiro

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2. Interpol

Interpol at @primavera_sound 📷: @tomspray

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3. Contours

@courtneymelba performing last night at @theroxy #Contours

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4. Torres

Torres at @primavera_sound 📷: @marialouceiro

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5. DIIV

DIIV at @primavera_sound 📷: @tomspray

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6. Tobias Jesso

@tobiasjessojr at @primavera_sound 📷: @tomspray

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7. Tyler the Creator

Tyler, The Creator performing at @primavera_sound 📷: @tomspray

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8. Perfume Genius

@perfumegenius at @primavera_sound 📷: @marialouceiro

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9. Ought

Ought at @primavera_sound 📷: @tomspray

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10. Grimes

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