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by Faye Rasmussen

11 Nov 2009


Check out the 2009 Mercury Prize winner play a set at La Bellevilloise, in Paris, France. The British rapper released her debut album, Speech Therapy, in May of this year. Big things to come!

by Tyler Gould

10 Nov 2009


This version of “Keep Me in the Dark” is from Take Me Round Again, a digital-only re-imagining of the Furnaces’ excellent I’m Going Away, based at least in part on fan descriptions of the album before it came out. This alternative universe album is out right now on Thrill Jockey.

The Fiery Furnaces
Keep Me in the Dark (Eleanor Friedberger version) [MP3]
     

by Tyler Gould

10 Nov 2009


After helping yourself to the smattering of Please Please Me videos below, why not dig into our feature on all their early albums?

PopMatters will be featuring the Beatles all week, so dive right in and plan on losing a couple hours.

by Katharine Wray

10 Nov 2009


25 years ago this week: Madonna’s sophomore album, Like A Virgin came out and delivered hits “Like A Virgin”, “Material Girl”, and “Dress You Up”, along with plenty of controversy to go with its 21 million copies sold.

“Like A Virgin”

 

by Katharine Wray

10 Nov 2009


The Pixies stopped by Conan’s new set to plug the upcoming release of their box set, Minotaur. The band’s continuing reunion tour promises to be full of nostalgic hits, if not new material.

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Fave Five: Alpine

// Sound Affects

"Australian sextet Alpine's newest album is a fantastic expansion of their joyous pop sound, but two members give us five records apiece that helped define their unique musical identities.

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