In a hyperspeed world, it is increasingly meaningful to sit with the vision of one artist for an extended period of time. From drowsy hip-hop to pitch-perfect pop, albums of all genres felt more profound than ever. Synthesizing devastating breakups and calling for revolution in every style of sound, these albums went all-in on what matters. Listen to selections from this list on our Spotify playlist and Apple Music playlist. All releases featured here are independently selected by our editors. When you buy something through our retail links, however, Pitchfork may earn an affiliate commission. British electronic producer Sam Shepherd has always exerted remarkable control over his meticulous musical output as Floating Points: With his favored instrument, the Buchla modular synthesizer, he can contour sound waves and alter circuitry to suit his needs. But Shepherd, like the rest of us, has comparatively little control over his input, and the chaos of the past three years—Brexit, Trump—shook something loose inside him.
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No doubt about it: This is a strange time to release new music. Thankfully, some of our favorite artists are moving forward with their albums anyway, comforting or at least distracting listeners at a time when they could really use it. Here are 25 albums to look forward to in the upcoming months. As of March 31, all release dates have been confirmed.
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Pitchfork is an American online music publication launched in by Ryan Schreiber. It began as a blog which developed during Schreiber's teenage years working at a record store. It quickly earned a reputation for its extensive coverage of indie music. It has since expanded and covers all kinds of music, including pop. The site is best known for its daily output of music reviews but also regularly reviews reissues and box sets. Since , it has published retrospective reviews of classics, and other albums that weren't initially reviewed, each Sunday. The site publishes "best-of" lists—albums, songs—and annual features and retrospectives each year. During the '90s and '00s the site's reviews—favorable or otherwise—were considered widely influential in making or breaking careers. In late , Ryan Schreiber, a recent high school graduate, created the magazine in Minneapolis. Influenced by local fanzines and KUOM , Schreiber, who had no previous writing experience, aimed to provide the Internet with a regularly updated resource for independent music.