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Features

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.


Monday, December 11 2006

Globespotting: Best World Music of 2006

In a year of stylistic cross-pollinations, sounds from around the world come together on Michael Keefe's list of fun and fascinating albums.


Columns

Tuesday, July 1 2014

Shocking the Casbah: The Maghrebi-Noir of Rachid Taha

A furious mix of hip-hop beats, Arabic primal screams and punk-rock guitars, Taha brilliantly battles against the ideologies of both Western and Arab traditions.


Wednesday, January 15 2014

Arab Soul Rebels: Punk Among the Beurs of '80s Era France

French-Arab band Carte de Séjour made pop music history with their rousing blend of punk and raï in the early '80s. To date there are no successors in sight.


Reviews

Wednesday, July 14 2010

Rachid Taha: Bonjour

Rachid Taha, after two decades of doing little wrong, has finally made a pop misfire.


Tuesday, July 1 2008

Rachid Taha: Rock El Casbah: The Best Of

Like Joe Strummer, Taha's gift is how he radiates -- that charisma, that persuasion, that force.


Wednesday, April 6 2005

Rachid Taha: Tékitoi

In which the French-Algerian singer-songwriter pushes beyond any known conception of popular music to forge a music without boundaries. That it also happens to kick ass must be regarded as something of a bonus.


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