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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National Public Radio

Songs Cycles: Jenny Hval On The Importance Of Uncertainty : The Record : NPR

I profiled Jenny Hval for NPR.

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A newspaper for the nameless music festival held at Berlin’s Funkhaus, Oct. – Medium

Laura Barton and I made a newspaper for the festival held at the Funkhaus on Oct. 1—2.

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Riot Grrrl Trailblazer Allison Wolfe on the Music That Made Her | Pitchfork

I interviewed Bratmobile's Allison Wolfe about the music of her life for Pitchfork's 5-10-15-20 series.

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National Public Radio

'A Real Little Taste Of Heaven': An 11-Song Tribute To Visionary Guitarist Jack Rose : The Record : NPR

I asked Jack Rose's peers and admirers to remember him through his songs, for NPR.

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Tim Presley: The Wink Album Review | Pitchfork

Reviewed Tim Presley's album for Pitchfork.

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The Guardian

Protests, partying and perfect hangover cures: an alternative student survival guide

I contributed a bit on how to quit university to the Guide's student issue.

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The Quietus | Opinion | The Quietus Essay | The Wheal Thing: Aphex Twin's Alternative Cornish Language

The Quietus ran my EMP paper on Aphex's music as an alternative Cornish language.

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Nick Cave In One More Time With Feeling: Grief And Beauty On Film - MTV

I reviewed One More Time With Feeling for MTV News.

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The Guardian

Christine and the Queens: 'I just want to shatter everything'

I profiled Héloïse Letissier for the cover of Observer Music.

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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.