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Wednesday, October 8 2014

The 100 Best Albums of the 2000s: 40-21

From breathtaking reformulations of shoegaze to British soul revival, this batch of stellar recordings from the 2000s is an eclectic one.


Tuesday, January 18 2011

Part 2: From Meklit Hadero to the Old 97's

Slipped Discs continues with the return of a '60s pop heartthrob, the best underappreciated hip-hip album of the year, the resurrection of a legendary '80s band, some great beats from M.I.A. and many more. All records that missed our top 70 list last year.


Wednesday, January 21 2009

Part 2: Katzenjammer to Xiu Xiu

From Katzenjammer to Xiu Xiu, PopMatters presents our second batch of Slipped Discs, 40 great albums that didn't quite make our year-end list in 2008, but our writers thought belonged there.


Tuesday, December 11 2007

The Best Indie-Pop of 2007

2007 was a year of independent thinking, where fresh and experienced bands alike stubbornly set off on their own course.


Columns

Monday, October 18 2010

Soundscape Mix #9: Disco, The Continuing Last Days

PopMatters' latest free mix tape presents some aspects of the lasting effects of disco and associated funk, with ace selections from Squarepusher, of Montreal, Matthew Dear, Goldfrapp to keep that boogie in your shoes.


Reviews

Thursday, September 4 2014

Twenty Years, Too Fast: 'The Past Is a Grotesque Animal: A Film About Of Montreal'

The Past Is a Grotesque Animal takes a compelling, 20-year long story, and zips far too quickly through it.


Tuesday, October 8 2013

of Montreal: Lousy with Sylvianbriar

On its newest album, of Montreal pares back its kaleidoscopic, occasionally crowded sound for an album of understated, Americana-inspired art rock that delivers on its promise.


Wednesday, March 28 2012

Of Montreal + Deerhoof: 20 March 2012 – Los Angeles

Just what the (witch) doctor ordered: a real chance to let loose. Tune in, turn on, drop doubt that good music will prevail.


Sunday, February 5 2012

Of Montreal: Paralytic Stalks

Kevin Barnes takes Of Montreal out of its sexy funk phase and into its...20th century atonal minimalism phase? Yikes.


Monday, September 13 2010

Of Montreal: False Priest

Kevin Barnes returns with yet another set of Hissing Fauna-admiring pop, this time with help from Jon Brion, Janelle Monae and Solange Knowles.


Blogs

Thursday, July 11 2013

First Single from of Montreal's New Album, 'Lousy with Sylvianbriar,' Is Released

Of Montreal's Kevin Barnes abandons the funk and electronic cut-and-paste pop of the band's last several records for a sound inspired by '60s and '70s guitar rock, creating his most organic and compelling music in years.


Thursday, September 27 2012

of Montreal - "Micro University" (MP3)

of Montreal have a new album coming out on October 23rd and it's a collection of rarities called 'Daughter of Cloud'. "Micro University" dates from 2006 and is one of 17 songs presented on the record.


Friday, January 27 2012

Listen to Of Montreal's 'Paralytic Stalks' via SPIN

Listen and read about the songs with details from the songwriter


Thursday, February 4 2010

Of Montreal + James Husband: 28.Jan.2010 - Washington D.C.

Of Montreal drummer Jamey Huggins' side project "James Husband" opened the show, with several other Of Montreal members helping him out. The sold out crowd


News

Friday, May 28 2010

Of Montreal: It's one man's band

It is perhaps the antithesis of the everyday rock band design. Onstage, the Athens, Ga., collective known as Of Montreal revels in a vibrant indie


Sunday, October 14 2007

For indie-pop band Of Montreal, playing can be hard work

Guitarist-vocalist Bryan Poole has worked closely with Of Montreal frontman Kevin Barnes for more than a decade. But it wasn't until last year that he


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