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The Best 60 Albums of 2009
17 Dec 2009 // 3:00 PM

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.

The Best World Music of 2009
9 Dec 2009 // 3:00 PM

In 2009, well-known artists reliably produced solid albums, lesser-known artists did things that were often surprising and successful, archives were trawled by enthusiasts, old songs were excavated, polished, and compiled, and labels both large and small kept moving stubbornly on.


Khaled: Liberté
11 Oct 2009 // 4:00 PM

Raï king Khaled claims freedom from musical straightjackets and has made some of the finest music of his career.

//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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