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Sunday, December 22 2013

The Most Disappointing Albums of 2013

This year's list of the most disappointing albums of 2013 reads like the "best of" list from four or five years ago. It shouldn't be surprising how these tides turn, but it always is.


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.


Columns

Thursday, April 18 2013

How to (Be a French Pop Band and) Make It in America

Through an analysis of Daft Punk and Phoenix’s recent careers, a recipe for success may be unearthed for those French bands aspiring to win a Grammy or two.


Reviews

Thursday, June 12 2014

Governors Ball Music Festival 2014: Recap + Photos from Randall's Island

Perfect weather and fantastic music lent Governors Ball 2014 the sensation of escaping from New York, even though the island itself sits snug atop the East River.


Tuesday, May 28 2013

Sweetlife Festival: 11 May 2013 - Washington DC

Washington, DC’s Sweetlife Festival does things a bit differently. And that is a very good thing.


Monday, April 22 2013

Phoenix: Bankrupt!

How does a band like Phoenix follow up an album that propelled them to superstar status? By continuing to do what they always do.


Wednesday, September 8 2010

Phoenix: iTunes Festival: London 2010

This truncated live EP hits the highlights of last year’s Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix.


Thursday, August 12 2010

Phoenix: 30 July 2010 - London

After almost a decade spent toiling away in relative obscurity, Phoenix have now well and truly asserted themselves as one of France’s greatest musical exports, a group capable of executing a performance of unarguable quality at the drop of a hat.


Blogs

Monday, October 14 2013

Phoenix: 2 October 2013 - New York (Photos)

Phoenix's performance at the Barclays Center can best be described as an epic event for fans, with the lead singer visiting the floor and inviting the crowd onto the stage.


Thursday, August 29 2013

Phoenix - "Entertainment" A Take Away Show from La Blogotheque

Phoenix plays "Entertainment" outdoors at a stunning location... Versailles. It's fit for kings.


Monday, April 15 2013

Phoenix - "1901" feat. R. Kelly / "Rome" (videos) (Live @ Coachella 2013)

Phoenix played Coachella this past weekend, with a key highlight being the appearance of R. Kelly on "1901".


Wednesday, October 21 2009

Musicvision Phoenix dir. Guillaume Delaperriere (video)

Phoenix may be approaching a saturation point, what with Cadillac commercials and appearances on every late night talk show known to man, but if you


Tuesday, October 20 2009

Phoenix - "1901" (Live at the Wiltern) (video)

Last Wednesday, the ubiquitous Phoenix continued to make the rounds by appearing on Last Call with Carson Daly. The band pulled out the fan favorite "1901",


News

Thursday, June 25 2009

Phoenix took in its cultural surroundings to craft a breakout album

This year's answer to Vampire Weekend and Franz Ferdinand — a buzzing indie-rock band with a catchy, danceable record — the French synth-pop quartet Phoenix has not


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