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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.


Tuesday, December 8 2009

The Best Indie Pop of 2009

My indie-pop year 2009 was about young energy and autumnal melancholy, about the rush you feel when you first hear an exciting new band and the bittersweet feeling you get when your favorite band calls it quits.


Reviews

Tuesday, May 13 2014

The Pains of Being Pure at Heart: Days of Abandon

The Pains of Being Pure at Heart's third full-length Days of Abandon finds the band in flux, with a new sound that's crisper and cleaner.


Monday, December 12 2011

The Pains of Being Pure At Heart: The Body (Single)

With shoulders slumped and eyes down, it’s the kind of vocal delivery that convincingly captures all the angst of a universe-crumbling teen breakup.


Sunday, March 27 2011

The Pains of Being Pure at Heart: Belong

Belong isn’t an album worried about the prospect of pricking its finger on the serrated edges of the stars, like Carl Sagan leafing through a Dorling Kindersley book about being an astronaut.


Wednesday, September 1 2010

The Pains of Being Pure at Heart: Say No to Love

The Pains' tried and tested formula has yet to lose its charm.


Wednesday, June 10 2009

Ponytail + The Pains of Being Pure at Heart + Rabbit Rabbit: 26 April 2009 - Northampton, MA

I’d give it to Ponytail if I had to name a winner, but it’s rare that two bands succeed so well on different terms.


Blogs

Tuesday, February 25 2014

The Pains of Being Pure at Heart Announce Third Album 'Days of Abandon'

Brooklyn's the Pains of Being Pure at Heart have just announced an April 22nd release for their third album, Days of Abandon.


Thursday, December 15 2011

Bubbling Under the 75 Best Albums of 2011: The Pains of Being Pure at Heart

This week we presented our Best 75 Albums of 2011. Here are several more just bubbling under the top 75...


Friday, May 7 2010

The Pains of Being Pure at Heart - "Say No to Love" (stream)

Not sure when summer officially begins, but the Pains of Being Pure at Heart have already kicked off what they're declaring as "The Summer of


Thursday, December 10 2009

The Best Singles of 2009: The Pains of Being Pure at Heart – "Young Adult Friction"

We've unveiled our 50 best singles of the year, but that's not really a lot of songs. So, here are others bubbling just under that 50 mark.


Wednesday, September 9 2009

The Pains of Being Pure at Heart: 8 September 2009

Logan Square Auditorium, Chicago / Words and Pictures by Kirstie Shanley


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