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Monday, October 6 2014

The 100 Best Albums of the 2000s: 80-61

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.

Thursday, December 23 2010

The 70 Best Albums of 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 23 2010

The 60 Best Songs of 2010

Sixty slices of musical greatness highlighted by one of the most delightful expletive-ridden hits in pop music history.

Wednesday, December 8 2010

The Best Female Artists of 2010

While the men were showing us their dark and beautiful fantasies, or pulling us into their high brooding violet, the women were absolutely taking over 2010.

Saturday, December 23 2006

Best Albums of 2006

At long last, the annual rite of passage, the "best of" list... Here's PopMatters picks for the best 60 records of 2006.


Tuesday, November 22 2011

Caroline Smith & The Good Night Sleeps: Little Wind

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.

Sunday, April 4 2010

Joanna Newsom: 18 March 2010 - New York

Ms. Newsom and her fantastic backing band gave Have One On Me the warmth and musical depth it deserves. But it was her revamped takes on older treasures that show how far she’s really come.

Monday, February 22 2010

Joanna Newsom: Have One on Me

What makes it so hard to accept this as charmingly uneven, or to commend it for any kind of ambition, is that everything we've seen from Newsom before points to one fact: she should know better.

Sunday, November 26 2006

Joanna Newsom

It can be tasking to deconstruct Newsom's epic landscapes, yet you still find yourself listening, quiet, patient, like a child tired from playing all day. It's so rough, so soothing.

Sunday, November 12 2006

Joanna Newsom: Ys

And we all fall down slack-jawed to marvel at Joanna Newsom.


Tuesday, October 16 2012

Joanna Newsom Debuts New Song at Treasure Island

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

Wednesday, January 18 2012

The Big Chill: 5 Great Records to Help You Through Winter

PopMatters's Corey Beasley can't knit you a blanket, but he can do the next best thing: here are five classic wintertime records to help you through the big chill.

Thursday, March 25 2010

Joanna Newsom: 23.Mar.10 - Washington D.C.

Performing in a venue that easily accommodated her fans' hushed reverence, Joanna Newsom led her band through a set of assuredly sophisticated folk-pop.

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