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It's a Tradition: Pitchfork Post Their Upcoming Album Releases Once A Season, We Steal Em And Insult The Website

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Once in a blue moon Pitchfork will post a  well written review, about as often as they pan a pouplar act, maybe a couple of times a year, a Spider Bags album review here, a Deep Dark interview there, but otherwise, it isn’t happening. Earlier this year the slammed the Pixies and two years ago M.I.A. -here and there, occassionally, to prove they’re serious… although they aren’t.

They certainly aren’t serious about writing. In Rolling Stone earlier this year, Jonah Weiner’s Daft Punk  interview was light years ahead of Ryan Dombalm the terrible Pitchfork editor. Pitchfork’s reviews are boring beyond tedium and their grading system is insane. I wonder if they sit around wonderging if a band deserves a 5.4 or a 5.6?

Still, after nearly five years, rock nyc (the little engine that can’t) is more than happy to cut and paste all their hard research and here it is:

October

10-04

Kelela: Cut 4 Me [Fade to Mind]

10-07

The Beta Band: The Regal Years [Parlophone] [compilation]
Bodhi: “Imperfection” b/w “No More” 12″ [Future Classic]
Cyril Hahn: Perfect Form EP [PMR]
Daniel Avery: Drone Logic [Phantasy/Because Music]
Frog Eyes: Carey’s Cold Spring [self-released]
Makoto: Primitive [Apollo]
Special Request: Soul Music [Fabric/Houndstooth]

10-08

Albert Hammond Jr.: AHJ EP [Cult]
Anna Calvi: One Breath [Domino]
Big Ups: Eighteen Hours of Static [Dead Labour]
Born Gold: I Am an Exit [Art Control/Hovercraft]
Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr.: The Speed of Things [Warner Bros.]
Daniel Bachman: Jesus I’m a Sinner [Tompkins Square]
Danny Brown: Old [Fool’s Gold]
Darkside: Psychic [Other People/Matador]
Diplo: Revolution EP [Mad Decent]
Earthless: From the Ages [Tee Pee]
Glasser: Interiors [True Panther]
Lee Ranaldo and the Dust: Last Night on Earth [Matador]
Mind Spiders: Inhumanistic [Dirtnap]
Of Montreal: lousy with sylvianbriar [Polyvinyl]
Parquet Courts: Tally All the Things That You Broke EP [What’s Your Rupture?]
Pusha-T: My Name Is My Name [GOOD/Def Jam]
RJD2: More Is Than Isn’t [RJ’s Electrical Connection]
SETH: Chick on the Moon EP [UNO]
Sleigh Bells: Bitter Rivals [Mom + Pop]
Tessela: Nancy’s Pantry EP [R&S]
Tim Kasher: Adult Film [Saddle Creek]

10-11

Various Artists: Mexican Summer: Five Years 10″ [Mexican Summer]

10-14

Courtney Barnett: The Double EP: A Sea of Split Peas [Milk!/House Anxiety/Marathon Artists]
The Range: Nonfiction [Donky Pitch]
Sébastien Tellier: Confection [Record Makers]
Tim Hecker: Virgins [Kranky/Paper Bag]
Vessel: Misery Is a Communicable Disease EP [Liberation Technologies]

10-15

A$AP Mob: TBA [Polo Grounds/RCA]
The Avett Brothers: Magpie and the Dandelion [Republic]
Black Milk: No Poison, No Paradise [Fat Beats/Computer Ugly]
Boldy James / The Alchemist: My 1st Chemistry Set [Decon]
The Body: Christs, Redeemers [Thrill Jockey]
Cass McCombs: Big Wheel and Others [Domino]
Circle / Mamiffer: Enharmonic Intervals (for Paschen Organ) [SIGE/Ektro]
Crystal Antlers: Nothing Is Real [Innovative Leisure]
Cults: Static [Columbia]
D33J: Gravel EP [Anticon]
Darkstar: 01484 EP [Warp]
Dean Wareham: Emancipated Hearts [Double Feature/Sonic Cathedral]
Diane Birch: Speak a Little Louder [S-Curve]
The Dismemberment Plan: Uncanney Valley [Partisan]
Doomriders: Grand Blood [Deathwish, Inc.]
Happy Jawbone Family Band: Happy Jawbone Family Band [Mexican Summer]
The Head and the Heart: Let’s Be Still [Sub Pop]
Heavenly Beat: Prominence [Captured Tracks]
James Ferraro: NYC, Hell 3:00 AM [Hippos in Tanks]
Kwes: ilp [Warp]
La Luz: It’s Alive [Hardly Art]
Luke Temple: Don’t Act Like You Don’t Care [Secretly Canadian]
Matt Kivel: Double Exposure [Olde English Spelling Bee]
Mike Donovan: Wot [Drag City]
Mirror Travel: Mexico [Modern Outsider]
Neo Boys: Sooner or Later [K] [compilation]
The Men: Campfire Songs EP [Sacred Bones]
Neo Boys: Sooner or Later [K] [compilation]
Paul McCartney: New [Hear Music/MPL]
Pearl Jam: Lightning Bolt [Monkeywrench/Republic]
Pelican: Forever Becoming [Southern Lord]
Sandro Perri: Spaced Out EP [Constellation]
School of Night: School of Night EP [Minus Green/Transgressive]
Survival Knife: “Divine Mob” b/w “Snakebit” 7″ [Kill Rock Stars]
TLC: 20 [LaFace/Epic] [compilation]
Young Dro: High Times [Grand Hustle/Atlantic]

10-20

MØ: “XXX 88” [Chess Club/RCA Victor] [digital single]

10-21

Vatican Shadow: Remember Your Black Day [Hospital Productions]

10-22

Active Child: Rapor EP [Vagrant]
Best Coast: Fade Away [Jewel City/Kobalt]
CFCF: Outside [Dummy/Paper Bag]
DJ Rashad: Double Cup [Hyperdub]
Donna Summer: Love to Love You Donna [Verve] [remix album]
Ducktails: Wish Hotel EP [Domino]
Katy Perry: Prism [Capitol]
Matthew E. White: Big Inner: Outer Face Edition [Domino]
MEN: Labor [self-released]
Morrissey: Morrissey 25: Live DVD [Eagle Vision]
Ryan Hemsworth: Guilt Trips [Last Gang]
Pale Hound: Bent Nail EP [Exploding in Sound]
Poliça: Shulamith [Inertia/Mom + Pop/Memphis Industries]

10-28

Foals: Holy Fire: Live at the Royal Albert Hall CD/DVD [Warner Bros.]
Katy B: “5AM” [Rinse/Columbia] [digital single]
Laraaji: Celestial Music 1978-2011 [All Saints] [2-disc compilation]
Laurel Halo: Chance of Rain [Hyperdub]
Omar Souleyman: Wenu Wenu [Ribbon Music]
Perera Elsewhere: Everlast [Friends of Friends]

10-29

Absolutely Free: “On the Beach” 12″ [Lefse]
Arcade Fire: Reflektor [Merge]
Believer/Law: Matters of Life and Death [Chondritic Sound]
Body Parts: Fire Dream [Father/Daughter Records]
Bottomless Pit: Shade Perennial [Comedy Minus One]
Corrections House: Last City Zero [Neurot]
Death Cab for Cutie: Transatlanticism (10th Anniversary Edition) [Barsuk]
Diane Coffee: My Friend Fish [Western Vinyl]
Dot Wiggin Band: Ready! Get! Go! [Alternative Tentacles]
Far-Out Fangtooth: Borrowed Time [Siltbreeze]
Girls Names: The Next Life EP [Slumberland/Tough Love]
John Davis: Spare Parts [Shrimper]
Jonwayne: Rap Album One [Stones Throw]
Juan Molina: Wed 21 [Crammed Discs]
Ki:Theory: Kitty Hawk [Kringer]
Moonface: Julia With Blue Jeans On [Jagjaguwar/Paper Bag]
Mount Kimbie: CSFLY Remixes EP [Warp]
Purling Hiss: Paisley Montage [Richie/TestosterTunes] [reissue]
Rickolus: Troubadour [Circle Into Square]
Skeletonwitch: Serpents Unleashed [Prosthetic]
Sky Ferreira: Night Time, My Time [Capitol]
Son Lux: Lanterns [Joyful Noise]
The Stranger: Watching Dead Empires in Decay [Modern Love]
Unknown Mortal Orchestra: Blue Record EP [Jagjaguwar]
Upset: She’s Gone [Don Giovanni]
Various Artists: I Am the Center: Private Issue New Age Music in America 1950-1990 [Light in the Attic]
White Denim: Corsicana Lemonade [Downtown]
Widowspeak: The Swamps EP [Captured Tracks]
Yamantaka // Sonic Titan: UZU [Suicide Squeeze/Paper Bag]
Yvette: Process [God Mode]

10-31

Lil’ Kim: Hardcore 2K13: Back 2 da Streets [IRS]
MellowHigh: MellowHigh [Odd Future]

November

11-01

Booka Shade: Eve [Embassy One]

11-04

Run the Jewels: Run the Jewels (Expanded Edition) [Big Dada]
Sore Eros / Kurt Vile: Jamaica Plain EP [Care in the Community]

11-05

Bryce Dessner: Aheym [Anti-]
Cold Beat: “Worms” b/w “Year 5772” EP [Crime on the Moon]
Connan Mockasin: Caramel [Because/Mexican Summer/Phantasy]
Cut Copy: Free Your Mind [Loma Vista/Modular]
David Bowie: The Next Day Expanded Edition [ISO/Columbia]
Ejecta: Dominae [Driftless/Happy Death]
Eminem: MMLP2 [Aftermath/Interscope]
Latyrx: The Second Album [Latyramid]
M.I.A.: Matangi [Interscope]
Melvins: Tres Cabrones [Ipecac]
Swearin’: Surfing Strange [Salinas]
Yo La Tengo: “Super Kiwi” b/w “A Day in the Life of a Tree” 7″ [Matador]

11-11

Beaty Heart: Lekka Freakout [Nusic Sounds]
Brunner: Hinterland [Ghostly]
Gold Panda: Reprise EP [NOTOWN/Ghostly]
Lady Gaga: Artpop [Streamline/Interscope]
The Killers: Direct Hits [Island] [compilation]
R. Kelly: Black Panties [RCA]
Throwing Muses: Purgatory/Paradise [It Books/Friday Project]

11-12

Cate Le Bon: Mug Museum [Wichita/Turnstile]
Gap Dream: Shine Your Light [Burger]
Grizzly Bear: Shields: Expanded / Shields: B-Sides 12″ [Warp]
The Growlers: Gilded Pleasures EP [Everloving]
Los Campesinos!: No Blues [Wichita/Turnstile/Heart Swells]
MondreM.A.N.: They Say I Struggle Rap [SWTBRDS]
Mount Eerie: Pre-Human Ideas [P.W. Elverum & Sun]
Nat Baldwin: Dome Branches: The MVP Demos [Western Vinyl]
Sebastien Grainger: Yours to Discover [Last Gang]
Various Artists: Purple Snow: Forecasting the Minneapolis Sound [The Numero Group]
Wooden Shjips: Back to Land [Thrill Jockey]

11-15

Hysterics: Can’t I Live 7″ EP [M’Lady’s]

11-19

Death Grips: NO LOVE DEEP WEB [Harvest]
Kurt Vile: Wakin on a Pretty Daze: Deluxe Daze (Post Haze) / it’s a big world out there (and i am scared) 12″ [Matador]
Various Artists: The Hunger Games: Catching Fire OST [Lionsgate/Republic]
Yo La Tengo: Fade Deluxe [Matador]

11-21

Mazes: Better Ghosts EP [Fat Cat]

11-26

Beachwood Sparks: Desert Skies [Alive Naturalsound]
Future: Honest [Epic/A1/Free Bandz]
Kevin Morby: Harlem River [Woodsist]
Milosh: Jetlag [Deadly/eOne Music Canada]
Shearwater: Fellow Travelers [Sub Pop]

11-29

Beastmilk: Climax [Svart]
Destroyer: Five Spanish Songs EP [Merge/Dead Oceans]

December

12-02

Tourist: Patterns EP [Method]

12-12

Xiu Xiu: Nina [Graveface]

Future Releases

A$AP Rocky: Beauty and the Beast: Slowed Down Sessions (Chapter 1) [self-released]
Angel Haze: Dirty Gold [Universal]
Arcade Fire: Her OST [TBA]
The Avalanches: TBA [TBA]
Ariel Pink: Bad Vibes OST [TBA]
Azealia Banks: Broke With Expensive Taste [Universal]
Azealia Banks: Fantasea II: The Second Wave [self-released]
Beck: TBA [TBA]
Beth Gibbons: TBA [Domino]
Beyoncé: TBA [Columbia]
Bishop Nehru / DOOM: TBA [Lex/Noizy Cricket]
Black Flag: TBA [TBA]
Blood Orange: Cupid Deluxe [Domino]
The Bug: Angels & Devils [Acid Ragga/Ninja Tune]
Built to Spill: TBA [Warner Bros.]
Captain Murphy: V [self-released]
Charli XCX: TBA [Asylum/Atlantic]
Chromeo: White Women [TBA]
Cities Aviv: Come to Life [Young One]
Cloud Nothings: TBA [Carpark]
Damon Albarn: TBA [XL]
Dan Bodan: TBA [DFA]
Divine Fits: Live at Third Man 12″ [Third Man]
Eagulls: TBA [Partisan]
Four Tet: Beautiful Rewind [Text]
The Flaming Lips/Tame Impala: Covers EP [TBA]
The Flaming Lips: Peace Sword EP [ Warner Bros.]
Goldie: Pages [Metalheadz]
Gunplay: Living Legend [Def Jam/Maybach]
Half Japanese: Complete discography [Fire] [reissues]
Hamilton Leithauser: TBA [TBA]
J Dilla: The Diary [Pay Jay]
Jay Electronica: Act II: Patents of Nobility (The Turn) [Roc Nation]
Jamie xx: TBA [TBA]
Joey Bada$$: B4.DA.$$ [Cinematic]
Katy B: TBA [Rinse/Columbia]
Kelis: FOOD [Federal Prism]
Madlib / Freddie Gibbs: Piñata [Madlib Invazion]
Modest Mouse: TBA [TBA]
Real Estate: TBA [Domino]
Rick Ross: Mastermind [Def Jam]
RiFF RAFF: NEON iCON [Mad Decent]
s / s / s: TBA EP [Anticon]
Schoolboy Q: Oxymoron [Top Dawg/Interscope]
Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings: Give the People What They Want [Daptone]
Solange: TBA [Saint/Sony]
Spoon: TBA [Merge]
Sun Kil Moon: Benji [Caldo Verde]
Swans: Not Here/Not Now CD/DVD [Young God]
Titus Andronicus: TBA [XL]
Tom Brosseau: Grass Punks [Crossbill]
TV on the Radio: TBA [Federal Prism]
Waka Flocka Flame: Flockaveli 2 [Warner Bros./Asylum/Brick Squad Monopoly]
Zammuto: LP 2 [self-released]

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