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The 40 Most Anticipated Tours of 2023

Taylor Swift, Doja Cat, Bob Dylan, Madonna, Janelle Monáe, Wilco, Lana Del Rey, Adele, PJ Harvey, Olivia Rodrigo, and more of the most essential tickets of the year.

The 48 Most Anticipated Albums of Fall 2023

New releases to look forward to in the coming months, from Mitski, Drake, Sufjan Stevens, Taylor Swift, and more.

The 25 Funniest Rappers of All Time

Including punchline aficionados Danny Brown and Nicki Minaj, roastmasters Cam’ron and Cardi B, surrealist oddballs Kool Keith and RXK Nephew, and many more.

The 30 Best Movie Performances by Rappers

From DMX in Belly to A$AP Rocky in Dope, these are the roles that proved rappers could be movie stars, too.

The 45 Best Albums of 2023 So Far

A rolling list of our favorite albums of the year, updated somewhat frequently.

Pitchfork Staffers on Their Most Formative Rap Albums

The hip-hop records that rearranged our brains, including classics by DMX, MF DOOM, Missy Elliott, Kanye West, Nicki Minaj, A Tribe Called Quest, and more

17 Artists on Their All-Time Favorite Rap Songs

In celebration of hip-hop’s 50th anniversary, Lil B, Black Thought, Amaarae, E-40, DJ Drama, Maxwell, and more go deep on the rap songs they love most.

20 Contenders for 2023’s Song of the Summer

SZA’s unkillable hit, Bad Bunny’s take on club rap, “Padam Padam,” and all strains of weed-smoking anthems: Here are 20 selections to soundtrack the season.

These Queens Can Sing: The 15 Best Songs by Today’s Drag Performers

Including a pop-punk revenge anthem courtesy of Alaska Thunderfuck, a punchline-rap clinic from Bob the Drag Queen, and a slinky brush-off by the almighty RuPaul

The 30 Best Queer Music Movies

A celebration of the overlapping canons of queer cinema and music movies, from Rocky Horror to HedwigY Tu Mamá También to Tár 

The 46 Most Anticipated Albums of Summer 2023

New releases to look forward to in the coming months, from King Krule, PJ Harvey, Noname, Foo Fighters, Taylor Swift, and more

The 30 Best Music Festivals of 2023

A guide to some of the best music festivals this year has to offer.

33 Great Records You May Have Missed: Winter/Spring 2023

The best under-the-radar finds in hip-hop, rock, ambient, and more

The 43 Most Anticipated Albums of Spring 2023

New releases to look forward to in the coming months, from Lana Del Rey, Yaeji, Boygenius, and more.

25 New and Rising Artists Shaping the Future of Music in 2023

From twisted R&B auteur Liv.e to club rap regenerator Bandmanrill to indie rock realists Wednesday, these are the musicians we’re keeping a keen eye on this year.

The 34 Most Anticipated Albums of 2023

New releases to look forward to in the coming months, from Cardi B, Lana Del Rey, Kelela, Fever Ray, Popcaan, and more.

The Best Music Videos, Movies, and TV of 2022

Documentaries on Sinéad O’Connor and Phil Elverum, thrilling videos from Rosalía and Björk, a genius “Grunge Frasier” parody, and more.

The Best Progressive Pop Music of 2022

From Haru Nemuri’s punk-inflected J-pop to Coco & Clair Clair’s spaced-out diss tracks, Ralphie Choo’s computerized flamenco and MUNA’s synth-pop fireworks, here are some standout pop songs and albums from this year.

The 43 Best Rap Songs of 2022

From Atlanta to Memphis to Detroit; from lightspeed Jersey club rap to diamond-hard New York drill; rap overflowed with energy again this year. 

The Best Music Merch Gifts of 2022

From Rina Sawayama hot sauce to Alvvays mousepads to Björk Christmas ornaments, here are unique gift ideas for every type of music fan.

The Best Music of 2022, According to Pitchfork Readers

Featuring your picks for the best albums and songs of the year

The Best Electronic Music of 2022

Ambient cumbia, postmodern pow wow, modular improv jams, raptor house—these are the songs and albums that defined the year in electronic music.