Monday, December 22 2014
From Polish black metal to mind-blowing progressive R&B and electronic music, 2014's best albums certainly have something for everyone.
Thursday, May 1 2014
Get the early word on highly anticipated albums from tUnE-yArDs, Swans, and Owen Pallett, along with a comprehensive list of May's new releases.
Monday, February 4 2013
The two-day 2012 edition of Slipped Discs -- where we feature great albums that missed our Best Albums of 2012 -- concludes with PopMatters writers offering their personal picks for some of the best records of last year.
Sunday, January 29 2012
PopMatters previews some of February's most eagerly awaited offerings.
Tuesday, June 7 2011
Sharon Van Etten wrestles with excitement and restraint as she unveils to PopMatters revelations concerning her newly found confidence; the advantages of working with collaborators as opposed to working solo; her rise in the indie rock world; and, not least, her upcoming record.
Wednesday, July 23 2014
Forecastle rounded out its 2014 installment with aplomb, proving that it is only going to get bigger and better from here on out.
Tuesday, May 27 2014
Sharon Van Etten's assured command of her craft grows with each new release, and this may just be her finest hour as a songwriter.
Sunday, June 30 2013
April Fool's Day 2013 in Chicago didn't belong to practical jokes; it belonged to Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds.
Monday, January 7 2013
In Tramp Van Etten found the sort of catharsis that only rock music can afford. These early recordings show her thoughts not yet turned to scorn, and with their own fascinting privacy.
Wednesday, February 8 2012
The way we heal is a huge part of the sweet exhaustion of Tramp, but it is a double-edged affair.
Monday, March 10 2014
Sharon Van Etten once again tweaks her signature sound just the right amount.
Wednesday, December 12 2012
PopMatters spotlights a few additional 2012 albums that didn't quite crack the Best 75 list.
Friday, March 16 2012
NPR’s annual SXSW showcase was one of the hottest tickets last night, with an impressive array of acts including Andrew Bird, Alabama Shakes, and the long-awaited return of Fiona Apple to the stage.
Friday, September 10 2010
Transcending the stereotype of the morose singer-songwriter, Sharon Van Etten proved more personable than her melancholic songs let on.
Monday, March 26 2012
SEATTLE — Sharon Van Etten sings a tune called “Leonard” on her superb new album, “Tramp” (Jagjaguwar). Named for Leonard Cohen — an avowed and not surprising
Monday, November 8 2010
CHICAGO — When Sharon Van Etten opened the Pitchfork Music Festival here last July, she looked a little lost. The big stage dwarfed the Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter,