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Pitchfork Media, usually known simply as Pitchfork and occasionally shortened to P4K or pfork, including indie rock. However, the range of musical genres reviewed extends to electronic, pop, hip hop, dance, folk, jazz, and experimental music.

The site, which was established in 1995, concentrates on new music, but Pitchfork journalists also review reissued albums and box sets. The site has published "best-of" lists – such as the Pitchfork 500 as well as annual features detailing the best singles and albums of each year between 2001 and 2006. The site is reputed to have significant influence in the independent music world, although it is criticized by some for its "hipster" attitude, devotion to hype and trends, and a focus on obscure bands and musical styles.

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