Chris Baynes

Chris Baynes has been writing for PopMatters since 2007. He currently studies English and Philosophy at the University of Liverpool, where he spends his time being mildly dissatisfied with the quota of small, cute, furry things in his life, but fairly happy with the amount of free music he receives. He refuses to divulge his musical inspirations and favourite genres in case he decides he doesn't like them anymore and looks silly. Chris's life has thus far seen a trickle of 'ideas', both literary and musical, the majority of which fail to progress any further than this formative stage. His plan is to increase his productivity in proportion to his age.
The 10 Best Debut Albums of 2009

The 10 Best Debut Albums of 2009

Continuing our celebration of PopMatters' 20th anniversary, we revisit our 10 picks for the best debut albums of 2009. It turns out our selections were prescient as many of these artists have gone on to storied careers. Travel back to 2009 and see them again for the first time.

Field Music: Field Music (Measure)

Lightspeed Champion: Life Is Sweet! Nice to Meet You

Morningwood: Diamonds & Studs

“We’re Trying to Make Our Own Kind of Mythology”: An Interview with Wild Beasts

The Paper Chase: Someday This Could All Be Yours, Vol. 1

Eugene McGuinness: Eugene McGuinness

Golden Silvers: True Romance

Redjetson: Other Arms

Jeffrey Lewis & the Junkyard: ‘Em Are I

Grammatics: Grammatics

Titus Andronicus: The Airing of Grievances