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Thursday, December 20 2007

The Best Albums of 2007

From tech house to Radiohead and Americana to indie and everything in between, PopMatters picks the best 60 albums of 2007.


Thursday, January 11 2007

Slipped Discs 2006

PopMatters' writers share their favorite albums that no one else, including their colleagues, noticed.


Sunday, October 15 2006

The Triumph of Musical Tourists

Under the name Beirut, Zach Condon released an album of Balkan-style songs he recorded in his bedroom and became an Internet-driven sensation. Though his music gestures nostalgically toward a gypsy old world, Condon’s casual appropriations suggest something much grimmer for the future.


Reviews

Friday, June 14 2013

Governors Ball 2013: Mud, Music and Finding Yeezus (Photos)

Torrential rains on the first day caused Friday to end early and left the Governors Ball grounds very very muddy. But throughout the weekend, music from Kanye, Cut Copy and several other bands made trudging through the sloppy field worthwhile.


Sunday, November 20 2011

Beirut: 29 October 2011 - Austin, TX

Zach Condon listens to his bandmates with the keen ear of a conductor.


Thursday, September 1 2011

Beirut: The Rip Tide

By removing many of the worldly influences that made its early efforts so unique and refreshing, Beirut has fallen into a generic and uninspiring funk.


Sunday, August 2 2009

Beirut: Live at the Music Hall of Williamsburg

Zach Condon and his merry band keep on getting better and better.


Monday, June 22 2009

Beirut: 6 May 2009 - Brussels, Belgium

Zach Condon and his cohorts approach these songs like they’re playing musical Risk, not just invading countries, but soaking in their sounds.


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