Pitchfork Reviews Explorer by Condé Nast

Pitchfork is a music publication started in the 1990s and infamous for their 10 point rating system and sometimes controversial album reviews. The Pitchfork Reviews Explorer is a beautiful and functional way to navigate the 25-year archive. To use the Reviews Explorer, a user searches for an artist, let’s say Taylor Swift, and is presented with a vivid beeswarm plot showing Pitchfork reviews by Taylor Swift and similar artists. Each node represents an album and the albums’ rating is encoded with color. Giving users multiple axes (rating and date) provides an easy and fun way to see unexpected outliers or scan quickly for what they’re looking for.
The Pitchfork Reviews Explorer brings an engaging visual experience into music search for both music and visualization lovers.

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