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Sunday, December 14 2014

The Best Album Re-Issues of 2014

The music world saw reissues from all over the genre map, spanning classic rock titans to electronic music legends.


Monday, October 6 2014

The 100 Best Albums of the 2000s: 80-61

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.


Wednesday, May 8 2013

Close to the Edgeland: An Interview with Underworld's Karl Hyde

Karl Hyde's new album consolidates Underworld's lyrical themes through his own unique sense of place, crafting an album which celebrates a generation of British "un-identity". Here, Hyde discusses the album in vivid detail, including his fascination with cities, and the cultural schizophrenia of the modern generation.


Thursday, December 23 2010

The 70 Best Albums of 2010

The year's best albums are highlighted by the emergence of a future superstar, two veteran and virtuoso rappers, and a Dream Team of indie bands releasing career peaks.


Reviews

Thursday, October 23 2014

Underworld: Dubnobasswithmyheadman (20th Anniversary Super Deluxe Edition)

This mammoth edition of a truly classic album is worth it for fans for the wealth of material and insight into the choices involved in its creation.


Wednesday, May 28 2014

Brian Eno and Karl Hyde: Someday World

Two naturally complementary collaborators make half of an OK album and half of what could have been one of the best records of the year.


Thursday, February 9 2012

Underworld: A Collection / 1992-2012: The Anthology

Twenty years (or so) in, the seminal techno act releases two very different compilations. Both succeed on their own terms.


Wednesday, May 18 2011

Underworld: Frankenstein: Music From the Play

By summoning Underworld to score his production, Danny Boyle found the real key to his victory. While Frankenstein the play has its flaws, Underworld's score is largely remarkable.


Sunday, September 26 2010

Underworld: Barking

Underworld have always stood in the top tier of electronic dance music producers. But on their new album Barking, Hyde and Smith collaborate with a variety of electronic producers to create a strong, eclectic album that is their best in a decade.


Blogs

Monday, April 1 2013

Karl Hyde (Underworld) - "The Boy With the Jigsaw Puzzle Fingers" (video) (PopMatters Premiere)

Underworld's Karl Hyde steps forth with a highly poetic new solo album, Edgeland, and the project's first video.


Tuesday, January 15 2013

Underworld - "Rez" (Bassnectar Remix) (stream)

Bassnectar remixes the seminal Underworld tune "Rez" adding in propulsive tribal drums and bigger beats. The remix releases 12 February via OM Records.


Monday, November 22 2010

Underworld - Barking Barking (Limited Edition Deluxe Box Set)

Underworld - Barking (Barking (Limited Edition Deluxe Box Set) [$48.00]


Thursday, September 23 2010

Download and Dance: Underworld Essential Mix (MP3)

Underworld's performance at the club Privilege in Ibiza this Summer is chock full of goodness. Recorded as an Essential Mix for the BBC 1, Om Records


Thursday, May 13 2010

Underworld - "Scribble" Premieres on the BBC (MP3 / video)

With Karl Hyde and Rick Smith putting together the final touches on a new Underworld album, new track "Scribble" makes its premiere on BBC Radio 1.


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