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Sunday, July 14 2013

Silver Memories: 25 Years of Sub Pop, 25 Essential Albums

PopMatters marks Sub Pop Records' 25th anniversary with a list of 25 essential albums that traces the history of the inimitable Seattle label.


Wednesday, May 8 2013

Still Corners: Strange Pleasures

Across Strange Pleasures’ 12 tracks, Still Corners present some of the most evocative and melodious tunes to arise from the dream-pop realm in recent memory.


Wednesday, September 28 2011

Dum Dum Girls: Only in Dreams

Maybe it’s time to call a moratorium on cribbing beats from nearly-half-century-old Ronettes singles.


Tuesday, August 30 2011

Male Bonding: Endless Now

Male Bonding proves it doesn't need to hide behind the gauze, because clearer fidelity actually highlights its strengths, putting the disparate parts in starker contrast to each other.


Thursday, August 18 2011

Obits: Moody, Standard and Poor

For those that fear Sub Pop has strayed too far from its sweaty grunge rock roots, the presence of New York’s rough-and-ready garage rock revivalist Obits offer plenty of reassurance to the contrary.


Wednesday, April 6 2011

Dum Dum Girls: He Gets Me High EP

While it's no secret that the retro-leaning indie popsters aren't exactly forward-thinking originators, all it takes is one well-chosen cover song to leave the Girls’ creative limitations exposed.


Tuesday, February 22 2011

Daniel Martin Moore: In the Cool of the Day

Do you feel inspired?


Sunday, June 6 2010

Blitzen Trapper: Destroyer of the Void

Blitzen Trapper have cohesively stirred their nostalgic influences into a single, wildly chaotic sonic joyride.


Tuesday, March 30 2010

The Ruby Suns: Fight Softly

Hopefully next time out, Ryan McPhun will cast his intentions out of the bedroom and into the wild with some friends.


Wednesday, November 4 2009

Nirvana: Bleach

Starting with Nevermind, Kurt Cobain intentionally simplified his compositions in order to emphasize their pop components. Less song-focused than later Nirvana works, Bleach acts as an interesting showcase of the band’s musical chops.


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