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//Features

The 100 Best Albums of the 2000s: 100-81
5 Oct 2014 // 8:14 PM

PopMatters' picks for the best albums of the 2000s begins with a series of albums that spans epic metal, ornate indie folk, and a terrifying work of electronic music.

The Best Americana of 2011
19 Dec 2011 // 3:00 PM

If you ask a critic or music fan to define Americana, be prepared for an avalanche of diverse responses of opinion. Still, there remain some constant benchmarks, such as pedal steel, fiddle, acoustic guitars -- and good songwriting.

//Reviews

The Decemberists + Alvvays: 7 April 2015: Philadelphia
10 Apr 2015 // 2:00 AM

The Decemberists recreated its sonic specialties wonderfully at the Academy of Music in Philadelphia on April 7.

The Decemberists: What a Terrible World, What a Beautiful World
15 Jan 2015 // 8:06 PM

Although this isn’t the Decemberists’ best album, it’s a breathtaking effort that maintains everything that makes them so one-of-a-kind and vital.

//Blogs

The Decemberists + Alvvays: 6 April 2015 - Beacon Theatre, New York (Photos)
13 Apr 2015 // 5:00 AM

Photos of the Decemberists and Alvvays show at the Beacon Theatre in New York, along with tour dates for both bands.

Decemberists’ Colin Meloy Tunes into Book World with ‘Wildwood’
9 Sep 2011 // 3:00 AM

“The Decemberists will be pretty quiet for a bit,” said Colin Meloy, adding that it will be a few years before fans see another record. In the meantime, Meloy plans to give this series of at least three books, which begins with Wildwood, his full attention.

//News

The Decemberists' latest inspiration: a single album-length song
12 Oct 2009 // 3:00 AM

Almost by definition, pop music is viewed as an easily digestible commodity. It commands that you stick to a familiar and accessible theme, conjure an

The Decemberists' latest inspiration: a single album-length song
6 Oct 2009 // 1:36 AM

Almost by definition, pop music is viewed as an easily digestible commodity. It commands that you stick to a familiar and accessible theme, conjure an

//Mixed media
//Blogs

Counterbalance: The Avalanches' 'Since I Left You'

// Sound Affects

"Get a drink, have a good time now. Welcome to paradise, and read all about the 305th most acclaimed album of all time. An Australian plunderphonics pioneer is this week’s Counterbalance.

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