J.A. Bayona delivers one of the best Hollywood directorial efforts of 2018 in this genre, reviving this flailing franchise with guilty pleasures and a genuine sense of dread.
An ebullient blend of boisterous Americana, Orlando's 502s strike a celebratory chord with their new album, Because We Had To.
The fact that Exile in Guyville's music and lyrics are timeless – that it could even be made in 2018 and still sound relevant – only further enhances its stature as a bonafide classic.
On Nothing Is Still, Leon Vynehall has woven a rich tapestry of complimentary sounds that serves a purpose far bigger than the music itself.
To experience Lucrecia Dalt's Anticlines is to immerse oneself into the musical equivalent of a sensory deprivation tank.
San Francisco quartet the Love-Birds's assured debut album has a scuffed sheen of power pop legacy.
PopMatters has scoured the musical spectrum for the best examples of the protest song form, including anthems of great popularity and obscurity alike. Stay tuned all week as we unveil the top 100.
Longtime friends in New Indiana turn their habit of recording conversations into art on "Media", a cross between contemporary classical and chamber pop.