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The 100 Greatest Alternative Singles of the ‘80s: Part 4: 40 - 21
30 Sep 2015 // 9:02 PM

Stories sung with grace and compassion. We can only hope our stories will be told so well, sometime.

Best Reissues of 2006
22 Dec 2006 // 3:00 PM

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.


Chrissie Hynde: Kansas City - 16 November 2014
3 Dec 2014 // 11:00 PM

Chrissie Hynde’s stout-hearted, superb Kansas City show made a Sunday feel like a wild Saturday night. It’s no mystery as to why Chrissie Hynde still has skin in this rock and roll game.

The Pretenders + Cat Power + Juliette Lewis: 11 August 2009 - New York
7 Sep 2009 // 5:00 PM

A powerful trio of female singers created three distinct atmospheres on a hot, humid evening in Central Park.


The Pretenders - "Holy Commotion" (Singles Going Steady)
4 Oct 2016 // 5:15 AM

Twinkly synths, jangling guitars, and Chrissy Hynde's voice as strong as ever? Count me in.

Counterbalance No. 161: 'Pretenders'
31 Jan 2014 // 4:00 AM

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.

//Mixed media

Indie Horror Month 2016: Executing 'The Deed'

// Moving Pixels

"It's just so easy to kill someone in a video game that it's surprising when a game makes murder difficult.

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