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The 100 Best Albums of the 2000s: 80-61
6 Oct 2014 // 8:14 PM

In this next segment of PopMatters' look back on the music of the 2000s, we examine works by British electronic pioneers, Americana legends, and Armenian metal provocateurs.

It's a Sad and Beautiful World: Remembering Mark Linkous of Sparklehorse
7 Mar 2010 // 3:00 PM

We celebrate the life and work of singer-songwriter and Sparklehorse frontman Mark Linkous, who will be remembered as one of the most earnest, distinctive American songwriters of his generation. Truly, he will be missed.


30 Aug 2007 // 7:42 PM

It's almost as if Sparklehorse mastermind Mark Linkous would rather be hiding under the horse head that features so prominently in his lyrics and album art.

Sparklehorse: Dreamt for Light Years in the Belly of a Mountain
10 Oct 2006 // 6:00 PM

Sparklehorse's first album in five years finds a vein of beauty in gloomy experimental folk


The Lonesome Death of Sparklehorse's Mark Linkous
6 Mar 2010 // 11:00 PM

When I found myself in the American Southeast for a few years after giving up on college, one of the ways of making myself feel


Sparklehorse's Linkous says it's lonely being a one-man band
11 Mar 2007 // 6:05 PM

Recording as Sparklehorse affords Mark Linkous autonomy and anonymity. But life as Sparklehorse's sole creative visionary - and sole permanent member - can still get

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Beyoncé and When Music Writing Becomes Activism

// Sound Affects

"The overall response to Beyoncé's "Formation" has been startlingly positive, but mostly for reasons attached to political agendas. It's time to investigate this trend.

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