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Brought to you by the music critics at Pitchfork, The Pitchfork Review is a show for music fans and obsessives who can’t wait to talk about the latest releases. Co-hosted by Pitchfork editor-in-chief Puja Patel and Reviews Editor Jeremy D. Larson, this podcast pulls back the curtain on our reviews and scores, dives deep into new music, and gives an expert guide to what’s exciting, what’s great, and what’s just plain terrible.

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Brought to you by the music critics at Pitchfork, The Pitchfork Review is a show for music fans and obsessives who can’t wait to talk about the latest releases. Co-hosted by Pitchfork editor-in-chief Puja Patel and Reviews Editor Jeremy D. Larson, this podcast pulls back the curtain on our reviews and scores, dives deep into new music, and gives an expert guide to what’s exciting, what’s great, and what’s just plain terrible.

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Episodes

The Origins and Influence of Brian Eno’s Pioneering Album Ambient 1: Music for Airports

1/11/2024
Following his recent Sunday Review, longtime contributor Grayson Haver Currin talks to Reviews Director Jeremy D. Larson about the story behind legendary producer Brian Eno’s 1978 touchstone Ambient 1: Music for Airports, the most influential ambient album ever made. Read Grayson’s Sunday Review of Music for Airports.

Duration:00:29:19

Jeff Tweedy Interview

1/4/2024
The Wilco frontman and author talks to Associate Editor Sam Sodomsky about the pitfalls of music snobbery, what he doesn’t like about rock criticism, Wilco’s recent album Cousins, and his latest book World Within a Song, in which he writes about 50 tracks that rearranged his brain.

Duration:00:26:10

Dolly Parton on The New Yorker Radio Hour

12/28/2023
The Pitchfork Review is off this week so we're sharing an episode of The New Yorker Radio Hour featuring Dolly Parton talking about the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and her one-of-a-kind career.

Duration:00:23:52

Replay: Boygenius Interview

12/21/2023
An encore presentation of Editor-in-Chief Puja Patel’s interview with boygenius’ Julien Baker, Phoebe Bridgers, and Lucy Dacus, which was recorded around the release of their debut album last spring.

Duration:00:32:47

The 2023 Music Grab Bag: Trends, Scandals, and Theories; Plus an Appearance From Alvvays

12/14/2023
Jeremy D. Larson, Puja Patel, and Cat Zhang talk about the trends, scandals, gossip, technological moves, and industry changes that shaped the musical landscape of 2023. Plus: Alvvays’ Molly Rankin reveals the song she wishes she wrote.

Duration:00:34:00

The Best, Worst, and Most Surprising Albums of 2023

12/7/2023
Puja Patel, Jeremy D. Larson, and Anna Gaca talk about some of their personal faves from Pitchfork’s 50 Best Albums of 2023 list, including records by Amaarae, ANOHNI, Sofia Kourtesis, Kara Jackson, and SZA. They also lament some of the year’s biggest disappointments, like Lil Yachty’s psych-rock experiment and Doja Cat’s rap misfire.

Duration:00:32:16

The Replacements’ Tim Is the Best Reissue of 2023; Plus Tommy Stinson’s Perfect-10 Album

11/30/2023
Jeremy D. Larson, Puja Patel, and Ryan Dombal delve into the sordid history of beloved Minneapolis rock band The Replacements and explain why the new reissue of their classic 1985 LP Tim is such a revelation. Plus, Replacements bassist Tommy Stinson stops by to talk about an album he considers to be a perfect 10. Read Jeremy’s review of Tim (Let It Bleed Edition) here.

Duration:00:35:31

Erykah Badu on The Run-Through with Vogue

11/23/2023
The Pitchfork Review is off this week, so we're sharing an episode from our friends at The Run-Through with Vogue, where editors Chioma Nnadi and Chloe Malle talk to the legend Erykah Badu. You can also watch Badu give her Over/Under on aliens, Porky Pig and more here.

Duration:00:19:49

Bad Bunny’s New Album and the Future of Puerto Rican Rap and Reggaeton

11/16/2023
Ryan Dombal, Isabelia Herrera, and Julianne Escobedo Shepherd talk about Bad Bunny’s remarkable rise to superstardom and how his latest record, nadie sabe lo que va a pasar mañana, doesn’t quite live up to his own high bar. Also, we highlight a few new queer femme artists from Puerto Rico who are taking the island’s music to exciting new places. Read Isabelia's review here, and her feature story here.

Duration:00:33:16

Debating the Best Songs of 2023, Part Two

11/9/2023
Puja Patel, Jeremy D. Larson, and Ryan Dombal battle it out over some of their favorite songs of the year in various genres. Matchups include Troye Sivan’s “Rush” vs. NewJeans’ “Super Shy,” Wednesday’s “Chosen to Deserve” vs. Big Thief’s “Vampire Empire,” and Tinashe’s “Needs” vs. Victoria Monét’s “On My Mama.” Plus singer-songwriter Devendra Banhart stops by to talk about his dream collaboration.

Duration:00:39:35

Debating the Best Songs of 2023, Part One

11/2/2023
Puja Patel, Jeremy D. Larson, and Ryan Dombal take sides and debate which songs by Ice Spice, 100 gecs, billy woods, Zach Bryan, and TisaKorean deserve a spot on our upcoming year-end list.

Duration:00:38:08

The Good, the Bad, and the Swiftie of Taylor’s Eras Tour Concert Film

10/26/2023
Puja Patel, Amy Phillips, and Cat Zhang wade through the ups and downs of the pop superstar’s new record-breaking live movie. Read Amy's review of the Eras Tour film here.

Duration:00:32:37

What Drake Is Doing Wrong—and How He Can Fix It

10/19/2023
Jeremy D. Larson, Julianne Escobedo Shepherd, and Ryan Dombal talk about what made them care about Drake in the first place, why his new album For All the Dogs is so frustratingly mid, and what he should do next. Read Julianne’s review here.

Duration:00:29:41

Best New Music Albums From yeule and L'Rain, Plus Olivia Rodrigo Reveals Her Perfect 10 Record

10/12/2023
Puja Patel, Jeremy Larson, and Ryan Dombal dissect recent Best New Music picks by pop futurist-turned-alt rocker yeule and the evocative, genre-flouting artist L’Rain. Plus: Olivia Rodrigo stops by to talk about one of her all-time favorite records in our new segment, My Perfect 10.

Duration:00:37:18

Sufjan Stevens Is at His Intimate and Uplifting Best on Javelin

10/5/2023
Jeremy Larson, Sam Sodomsky, and Nina Corcoran talk about all the ghosts, anxieties, and desires that wind through the singer-songwriter's 10th album, and why he's so good at making our tear ducts start to flow. Read Sam's review of Javelin here.

Duration:00:31:09

An Interview With Talking Heads

9/28/2023
Ahead of the release of their newly restored and iconic concert documentary Stop Making Sense, all four members of the original Talking Heads lineup get together to chat with Pitchfork’s Contributing Editor Andy Cush. Listen to David Byrne, Chris Frantz, Tina Weymouth, and Jerry Harrison share stories about the film, the early days of the band, and recording one of their classic albums.

Duration:00:37:00

The Nostalgic, Messy Fun of Olivia Rodrigo’s GUTS

9/21/2023
Puja Patel, Jeremy Larson, and Cat Zhang talk about the pop darling’s highly anticipated sophomore album, which is packed with hilarious one-liners, cross-generational music references, and the spectacular drama of being a girl in the world. Read Cat’s review here.

Duration:00:37:55

Replay: Beyoncé's Renaissance

9/7/2023
Puja Patel and Jeremy Larson talk to culture critic and Pitchfork contributor Julianne Escobedo Shepherd about the pop star’s immaculate dance record. Read our review of Renaissance.

Duration:00:34:11

The Hollow Spectacle of Travis Scott’s Utopia

8/10/2023
Jeremy D. Larson, Alphonse Pierre, and Ryan Dombal break down the many reasons why the superstar rapper’s long-awaited new album is such a disappointment.

Duration:00:35:50

The Price of Pop Fandom

8/3/2023
Puja Patel investigates the skyrocketing cost of concert tickets with Features Editor Jill Mapes and Senior Writer Marc Hogan: How did we get here, and will prices ever come back down to Earth?

Duration:00:38:20