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The Best 60 Albums of 2009
17 Dec 2009 // 4:00 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 R&B of 2009
16 Dec 2009 // 4:00 PM

In this increasingly stratified musical climate, only a handful of albums revealed sound artistic strides while meeting critical and commercial success. Here is the very best of 2009, a year where some of the brightest luster shone from the hidden gems.


Maxwell and the Soul of Neo Soul
24 Aug 2009 // 5:00 PM

If Dr. Martin Luther King composed songs they may very well sound like Maxwell at his best.


Maxwell: blackSUMMERS'night
29 Jun 2016 // 9:30 PM

Just over 20 years after his debut album wowed audiences, blackSUMMERS'night is upon us.

Maxwell: BLACKsummers' night
23 Jul 2009 // 5:00 PM

Only Maxwell can explain the gap between Now (2001) and, well, now, but all you need to know is that BLACKsummers'night is truly one of this year's best albums.

//Mixed media

How Röyksopp's 'Melody A.M.' Brought Electronica Into the Mainstream

// Sound Affects

"With their debut, the Norwegian duo essentially provided the everyman's guide to electronic music.

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