Ryan Schreiber

Ryan Schreiber appears in the following:

Jay-Z For Musician In Chief

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Soundcheck is looking for the nation's first Musician In Chief. Special guests nominate musicians and make a case for why that artist should become the leader of the free world. Today...


Jay-Z For President, Hot Pants, Alex Winston In The Studio

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Today on Soundcheck, another installment of our ongoing series Musician In Chief. This time around, Pitchfork's Ryan Schreiber gives his case for why Jay-Z would make a great president. Schreiber also sticks around to give a pick for one band he's looking forward to at this year's CMJ Music Marathon.

Then, singer-songwriter Alex Winston performs live in the Soundcheck studio.

And our own Gretta Cohn talks about the hot pants explosion, both in fashion and in music.

Songs We're Powerless To Resist

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

After today's interview with Dr. Alisun Pawley about her research into sing-along songs, Pitchfork founder and Soundcheck bullpen member Ryan Schreiber was inspired to compile his own list of irresistible songs. Two lists, in fact. 

See the lists, and hear the music, after the jump...


Sing-Along Songs And John Darnielle Solo

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

On today's Soundcheck, musicologist Alisun Pawley talks about sing-along songs and why we want to belt out familiar tunes in a crowd. Then Pitchfork founder and frequent Soundcheck contributor Ryan Schreiber gives us his list of five irresistible sing-along songs -- from Al Green to David Bowie and Queen to Weezer.

Plus, The Mountain Goats' John Darnielle delivers a stirring solo performance behind the piano and acoustic guitar in the studio.

Pitchfork's People's List

Friday, September 07, 2012

The tastemaking music web site Pitchfork recently turned 15. To celebrate, the editors invited readers to partake in a massive crowdsourcing project called "The People's List." Almost...


Radiohead Gets Regal

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Radiohead released the digital version of its eighth album, “The King of Limbs” late last week. Ryan Schreiber, founder of the music site Pitchfork, joins us with his reaction to what the band has called the “world's first newspaper album.” Plus:  "Dancing Thom," an internet meme inspired by the band's frontman, Thom Yorke.

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The Decade in Rock

Friday, December 18, 2009

Soundcheck's Critics Week series continues today with a look at how rock music has evolved over the past decade. Ryan Schreiber, founder and president of Pitchfork Media, joins us to explain how rock responded to the digital revolution. Plus: Ryan's picks for the best rock albums of 2009.

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Rock Music: The Best of 2007

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Pitchfork Media founding editor Ryan Schreiber weighs in the best rock albums of 2007.

Ryan Schreiber's top 10 albums of 2007:

1. Panda Bear, Person Pitch

2. LCD Soundsystem, Sound of Silver

3. Deerhunter, Cryptograms

4. The Field, From Here ...

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Critics Week: The Year in Rock and Jazz

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

All this week, Soundcheck explores the highlights of 2007 in music. Today, find out how one album ignited controversy inside rock music while the jazz world stayed classy -- with a little help from Joni Mitchell. Pitchfork Media editor Ryan Schreiber and PopMatters writer Will Layman recap the year in ...