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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.


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.


Wednesday, October 28 2009

Grand Archives: Keep in Mind Frankenstein

Grand Archives' sophomore effort really is worth the listen.


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