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Wednesday, July 9 2014

Hearts Alive: An Interview with Mastodon

Bassist for the Atlanta sludge metal monsters Troy Sanders discusses why Once More 'Round the Sun is simply the next logical step in the band's Go-Go's-loving journey.


Thursday, December 17 2009

The Best 60 Albums of 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.


Thursday, December 17 2009

The Best Singles of 2009

PopMatters kicks off our annual two-week-long best music of the year feature with the 50 best singles of 2009, highlighted by a trio of American indie rock headliners.


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.


Columns

Thursday, December 10 2009

The Best Metal Albums of 2009

It seems every year I say it, but this year it's truer than ever: this was one hell of a year for metal. If you think the Mastodon record is good (which it is) just wait 'til you hear this list’s top three.


Reviews

Monday, June 23 2014

Mastodon: Once More 'Round the Sun

Mastodon's Once More 'Round the Sun condenses the prog of Crack the Skye into the structures and trademarks of hard rock.


Thursday, January 16 2014

Mastodon: Live at Brixton

This is a well-made concert film of Mastodon at their best. And the 23-song setlist covers their whole catalog.


Tuesday, November 22 2011

Mastodon: The Hunter

Which comes first, the chicken or the egg? Is Mastodon changing its sound so it can become a bigger band, or are commercial tastes leaning more towards what the group was going to do anyway?


Tuesday, March 15 2011

Mastodon: Live at the Aragon

Coming from a band responsible for four of the best metal albums of the 2000s, Mastodon's first live album feels surprisingly flawed.


Monday, December 7 2009

Dethklok + Mastodon: 12 November 2009 - Houston, TX

Mastodon did a great rendition of Crack the Skye, but seemed less interested when they got to their older material. Dethklok, on the other hand, was surprisingly intense as well as fun.


Blogs

Wednesday, June 10 2009

"Ignorant bliss, impending doom..."

Over the last three decades, not much has changed in the way of heavy metal music videos. While cutting-edge filmmakers like Michel Gondry, Spike Jonze,


Wednesday, June 10 2009

Mastodon - "Oblivion" (video)

Mastodon go on a space odyssey in their new video for "Oblivion". Open the pod bay door, dudes! And watch out for those meteorites.


Thursday, May 21 2009

Mastodon - "Oblivion" (live) (video)

Mastodon played "Oblivion" from Crack the Skye on Late Show With David Letterman back on May 15th. Adrien Begrand said of the song: "Mastodon’s


News

Wednesday, November 23 2011

Mastodon makes it clear that metal isn’t extinct

DETROIT — It’s not the sort of band you find floating around the Top 10 much anymore. But Mastodon, the Atlanta rock quartet with the searing


Friday, February 2 2007

Mastodon is leading the charge of old-school metal bands

Don't tell Bill Kelliher that his band, Mastodon, is cool and trendy. "I hear that, and I think of those guys the Darkness, who were


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