As a young man, Billy Bragg reinvented punk rock with songs as fiercely political as they were emotional. Decades after he released his first album, PopMatters counts down his ten best outings from those early years.
Soul revivalists Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings bring funk and fun to the holiday album and even give Hannukah the anthem it's been waiting for.
Barrence Whitfield and the Savages sound as wonderfully raw and unhinged as ever on their latest record. Hopefully it will find an audience to match.
These days there's so much technodread floating around that you can't swing a dead cat without hitting a thinkpiece about how smartphones are ruining our minds.
Released 14 years ago, the final album from Atlanta's Rock*A*Teens' failed to find an audience its first time around. Merge's reissue gives it a much-deserved second chance.