A quarter
October 08, 2021

From brostep to vaporwave - hyper-niche genres that defined the last 25 years

Azealia Banks, Seapunk lady

To commemorate Pitchfork’s 25th anniversary, the music site has gathered 25 microgenres, great and small, that help illuminate music’s evolution over the past two and a half decades - since the start of Pitchfork. There's freak-folk, chillwave, lo-fi study beats, crabcore, shitgaze, night bus, and plenty other marvelous small ideas. Check 'em all out.