Sunday, December 16 2012
The best new artists of 2012 have remade R&B for the new century, pushed eclectic art-rock in new directions, and kept indie rock and hip-hop strong.
Thursday, December 13 2012
The 2012 artists of the year range from urgent political punk and hip-hop challenging the establishment -- whether political or economic -- to the rise of a new generation of pop divas and forward-looking indie and R&B.
Monday, December 3 2012
Here's a confession: It was hard to define what the term "indie rock" meant in 2012. But this list takes a shot by reemphasizing the "independent" in "indie rock".
Wednesday, May 30 2012
It used to be that the coming of summer meant that the album release schedule was on its way to a vacation until the fall. That’s definitely not the case this month.
Thursday, December 17 2009
PopMatters presents our 60 best albums of 2009, highlighted by a bevy of American indie rock juggernauts, the return of a hip-hop master, and a couple of the finest voices on the planet.
Monday, June 4 2012
On this brilliant sophomore record, rock music isn't rebellion. It's not "fuck their rules", it's "let's make our own". Just to survive. Just to continue to be us.
Tuesday, August 31 2010
This compilation of Japandroids’ early EP’s only highlights how breathtaking their debut LP is and how far the band has come.
Wednesday, April 14 2010
The usually amazing duo shows its love to New York City but has problems performing. Naturally, booze was involved.
Tuesday, June 2 2009
A virile combination of passion and grandiosity that sounds much larger than the guitar/drums instrumentation implies.
Friday, May 30 2014
Long lit up tonight and still drinking. Don't we have anything to live for? Well of course we do, but till they come true, we're drinking — and listening to this 2012 blast from Japandroids.
Monday, June 3 2013
Truth is, one of last year’s most beloved albums not only brought the live experience to their fans’ headphones, but Celebration Rock also pushed the band’s performance and presentation to new heights.
Thursday, July 19 2012
Japandroids burn through a set in the nation's capital, highlighting the status of Celebration Rock as a new classic.
Thursday, July 12 2012
This is probably a dumb idea. But, here is what I expect to make the Polaris Prize's Short List.
Tuesday, March 27 2012
Japandroids Celebration Rock (Polyvinyl) Releasing: 5 June Japanroids are back with their sophomore outing, Celebration Rock, following the critically acclaimed 2009 debut Post-Nothing. Guitarist Brian King recently