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The 100 Best Albums of the 2000s: 80-61
6 Oct 2014 // 8:14 PM

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.

The 70 Best Albums of 2010
23 Dec 2010 // 4:00 PM

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.


Joanna Newsom: Divers
22 Oct 2015 // 8:30 PM

After a five-year musical silence, Joanna Newsom returns with her most focused and refined album yet.

Caroline Smith & The Good Night Sleeps: Little Wind
22 Nov 2011 // 3:00 PM

Smith has a quirky voice with a warble that resembles the freak-folk style of Joanna Newsom and Alela Diane. But while there is something Western about those two singers, Smith’s vocals have a Midwestern, plaintive air.


Joanna Newsom - "Divers" (Singles Going Steady)
4 Nov 2015 // 9:00 AM

The title track from one of this year's best albums, Newsom begins "Divers" with a soothing oath that sounds like it could double as a hymn.

Joanna Newsom Debuts New Song at Treasure Island
15 Oct 2012 // 11:55 PM

The new Joanna Newsom song is tentatively titled "Look and Despair".


Joanna Newsom Plunges Deep Into History, Detail for New Album 'Divers'
20 Oct 2015 // 2:38 AM

Joanna Newsom describes the setting of Divers as “a place where history and humanity is concentrated and layered.”

//Mixed media

Because Blood Is Drama: Considering Carnage in Video Games and Other Media

// Moving Pixels

"It's easy to dismiss blood and violence as salacious without considering why it is there, what its context is, and what it might communicate.

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