Here’s what Rolling Stone was to an earlier generation—a music publication with pithy reviews, stylish writing, and first-rate music journalism. Pitchfork covers it all, from indie rock to electronica, from hip-hop to pop. And what will you find here? Reviews, for sure, but also interviews, news items, and plenty of must-see features, like “Top 100 Albums of the 1990s,” “Top 50 Albums of 2007,” and “The 200 Greatest Songs of the 1960s.” The bands and artists covered are an eclectic mix, and that makes sense; after all, you don’t want to be crammed into one musical category (yes, it’s OK to like She & Him and Public Enemy). So that means you’ll find Animal Collective, Paul Westerberg, and the Shins, all bumping up against each other in a wonderland of musical pleasure and criticism. The tone is fun and irreverent, the reviews tell it like it is, and you will likely leave Pitchfork being excited about an artist you never heard of.
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