Tuesday, October 7 2014
PopMatters' coverage of the 2000s' best recordings continues with selections spanning Swedish progressive metal to minimalist electro-R&B.
Monday, October 6 2014
In this next segment of PopMatters' look back on the music of the 2000s, we examine works by British electronic pioneers, Americana legends, and Armenian metal provocateurs.
Wednesday, January 2 2013
Through his humor, his unflinching narrative eye, and his mastery of the common syllable, Mike Cooley is a unique poetic voice unlike any other in contemporary rock ‘n’ roll.
Thursday, December 23 2010
The year's best albums are highlighted by the emergence of a future superstar, two veteran and virtuoso rappers, and a Dream Team of indie bands releasing career peaks.
Thursday, December 18 2008
PopMatters presents our 60 best albums of 2008, highlighted by the return of British trip-hop legends and some infectious American indie rock by way of the Cascade Mountains.
Monday, April 28 2014
Jason Isbell delivered one of the strongest records in 2013, and in doing so, he helped redefine the parameters of Americana.
Sunday, June 8 2008
The Drive-By Truckers' live shows once played like a songwriters-in-the-round session with electric guitars and increasingly empty bottles of Jack Daniels. Then Jason Isbell came along -- and it only got better.
Sunday, March 2 2014
Drive-By Truckers have lost a songwriter and a guitarist since their last album, but English Oceans finds them adjusting with aplomb and turning out another strong record.
Wednesday, November 20 2013
Drive-By Truckers's performance at the Bluebird Nightclub in Bloomington, Indiana was a total triumph -- raucous, profound and very, very loud.
Tuesday, September 13 2011
The excitement brought about by getting the chance to see Drive-By Truckers in this kind of rare mode was something worth bragging about.
Thursday, August 4 2011
Despite their claim that Lynyrd Skynyrd is “America’s Greatest Rock and Roll Band”, the Drive-By Truckers are way more Neil than Ronnie.
Wednesday, February 16 2011
It didn't used to be this way.
Monday, December 20 2010
Drive-By Truckers has announced their 11th and newest album, Go-Go Boots will be released February 15, 2011. In conjunction, the band’s documentary, The Secret to a
Thursday, January 28 2010
Drive-By Truckers The Big To-Do (ATO) Releasing: 16 March Alt-Southern rock juggernaut, the Drive-By Truckers, have flipped from their New West Records home over to Dave
Tuesday, March 18 2014
Throughout Drive-By Truckers’ existence, they’ve had a very definite division of labor. Co-leaders Mike Cooley and Patterson Hood have split the songwriting, Hood generally
Monday, February 28 2011
A new documentary on the Drive-By Truckers, "The Secret to a Happy Ending" (ATO), shows just how close the great Southern rock band came to
Monday, April 5 2010
They've been critics' faves for more than a decade, treasured for the compelling story lines, infectious tunes and thematic arcs running through their albums. Now,
Thursday, February 26 2009
Three tunes into "Brighter Than Creation's Dark," a typically literate and lyrically stark album of rural rock meditations by Drive-By Truckers, sits a song called
Monday, April 2 2007
Led by a triumvirate of guitarists/singers/songwriters in Patterson Hood, Mike Cooley and Jason Isbell, the Drive-By Truckers are distinctively Southern -- the band