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The PopMatters Progcast Discusses Highs of 2017 and Hopes for 2018

In this episode of the PopMatters Progcast, we reflect on our top albums of 2017, as well as discuss some of the major releases arriving this year.

As discussed in our "Best Progressive Rock and Metal of 2017" piece, there were plenty of wonderful releases from both genre favorites and up-and-comers last year; likewise, 2018 is shaping up to include many more incredible LPs from from today's top acts (including the long anticipated fifth studio album from Tool).

In this episode of the PopMatters Progcast, genre devotees Jedd Beaudoin and Jordan Blum discuss the records that stuck with them most in 2017, the ones that they can't wait to hear in 2018, and much more. As always, you're welcome to tell us how our choices compare to yours in the comment section below; also, feel free to email us with any feedback at [email protected].

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.

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The 60 Best Albums of 2009

PopMatters turns 20 years old this October and we're beginning to celebrate our history by taking you back in time a decade ago. Obama was in the White House and the musical times were very good indeed. Revisit 2009 through its best albums.

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