Friday, December 22 2006
At long last, the annual rite of passage, the "best of" list... Here's PopMatters picks for the best 20 reissues of 2006. Stay tuned tomorrow and Thursday for ongoing genre top 10s with our coverage culminating in the year's best musical events on Friday.
Monday, September 7 2009
A powerful trio of female singers created three distinct atmospheres on a hot, humid evening in Central Park.
Wednesday, October 8 2008
An album that paradoxically feels like a return to roots and yet is like nothing else in the band's catalog.
Thursday, November 16 2006
One of the best one-two punches in rock and roll gets the well-earned deluxe treatment.
Wednesday, July 26 2006
The phrases 'punk' and 'oldies' mix about as well as chocolate cake and mayonnaise. Maybe that's why Chrissie Hynde won't stand still.
Wednesday, July 27 2005
While the Pretenders admittedly aren't saving the world, in High Fidelity Nick Hornby suggested that some people might be able to extract the meaning of life from one of their chord changes.
Friday, January 31 2014
The 161st most acclaimed album of all time is going to use its arms. It’s going to use its legs. It’s going to use its style. It’s going to use its sidestep. A New Wave statement of purpose is this week's Counterbalance.
Wednesday, August 18 2010
When it comes to matters of taste and ranking (a particularly combustible combination), there is no pleasing everyone. In fact, there is no pleasing anyone, since the list makers themselves are invariably disappointed or frustrated. And yet...