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The Year in Latin Music

From the rise of Tokischa and Bizarrap to the leveling-up of Helado Negro and Xenia Rubinos, these were the artists and stories from the Latin music universe that demanded our attention in 2021.

The Best Jazz and Experimental Music of 2021

From Anthony Joseph’s forceful poetry to Tomu DJ’s deconstructed club; from Fire-Toolz’s calculated sprawl to Rosie Lowe and Duval Timothy’s expansive exploration of harmony—these are the jazz and experimental releases that made our year.

The Best Underrated Albums of 2021, According to Pitchfork Staff

Personal favorites that didn’t make our list of the best albums of the year, including Willow, Baby Keem, Mickey Guyton, and more

The 15 Best Music Movies and TV Shows of 2021

From the joy of Summer of Soul to the absurdity of The Other Two, these were our favorite artist documentaries, concert films, and music-related shows to watch this year.

The 48 Best Headphones, Noise-Cancelling Headphones, and Earbuds

The very best expert-recommended headphones and earbuds you can buy.

The 22 Best Earbuds for Every Budget

Expert-recommended earbuds for in the studio, at home, in the gym, and on the go.

The Year in Music on TikTok 2021

From vocaloids to demonic rap to whatever the hell Charlie Puth is doing

The Best Noise-Cancelling Headphones for Every Budget

Let our experts help you find the perfect noise-blocking cans.

The Best Progressive Pop Music of 2021

From PinkPantheress’ lo-fi club cuts to Bladee’s self-deprecating sing-song raps, C. Tangana’s folkloric reimaginations to Tinashe’s featherlight fireworks, these are the songs and albums that pushed pop music forward this year.

The 38 Best Rap Songs of 2021

From Megan Thee Stallion to Tyler, the Creator; Playboi Carti to Cardi B; NoCap to Noname