Laura Snapes

Laura Snapes

Culture writer and editor

I write for Pitchfork, The Guardian, The Observer, Financial Times, Uncut, Rookie, Wire, NPR, Vulture, Lenny, Buzzfeed, MTV News, BBC + more.

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The 200 Best Songs of the 1970s | Pitchfork

I wrote about XTC, Loretta Lynn, Betty Davis, Serge Gainsbourg and the Slits for Pitchfork's best songs of the 1970s list.

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Scott Hirsch: Blue Rider Songs Album Review | Pitchfork

Reviewed the great debut Scott Hirsch album for Pitchfork.

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PJ Harvey: Dry Album Review | Pitchfork

I reviewed Dry for Pitchfork's Sunday Review series.

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The Guardian

‘There’s a hunger for the next frontier’: the new cosmic Americana | Music | The Guardian

Wrote about all my favourite new cosmic Americana guitarists and songwriters for the Guardian.

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Wild Beasts: Boy King Album Review | Pitchfork

Reviewed the disappointing new Wild Beasts for Pitchfork.

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Mutual appreciation: Christine and the Queens meets Perfume Genius

A privilege to interview these two for Fact.

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The Julie Ruin: Hit Reset Album Review | Pitchfork

Reviewed the great new Julie Ruin record for Pitchfork.

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No One's More Punk than Vivien Goldman | Pitchfork

Interviewed this inspiring force—I wish her writing could get collected in a book, it's so, so spectacular.

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The Guardian

The National meet Chvrches: 'I could come and be your Bez' | Culture | The Guardian

I interviewed Lauren Mayberry and Matt Berninger for the Guardian.

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National Public Radio

I'm Giving You Everything: A Portrait Of The Writer As A Young Spice Girls Fan : The Record : NPR

I wrote for NPR about how my understanding of the Spice Girls shifted with age.

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“Clue” by Tim Presley Review | Pitchfork

Lead track from Tim's new record, produced by Cate Le Bon.

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Virtual Reality: Inside Shura's Breakthrough - MTV

I profiled Shura for MTV News.

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“Biloxi” by Hiss Golden Messenger Review | Pitchfork

Wrote about the beautiful new tracks from one of my favourites.