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The 50 Best Songs of 2007

Journey back 13 years to a stellar year for Rihanna, M.I.A., Arcade Fire, and Kanye West. From hip-hop to indie rock and everywhere in between, PopMatters picks the best 50 songs of 2007.

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In Defense of Not Buying into '90s Nostalgia

What's the good in looking back if you refuse to look forward?

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Supreme Dicks: Breathing and Not Breathing

As much as we want to think every underground band in the 1990s was producing quality just because no one was listening, the truth is sometimes underground bands are unknown for a reason. This is the kind of alternative music indie snobs drool over.

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The Survival of the Industrial Sonic in a Deindustrialized West

In the '90s, industrial music crossed over into the mainstream with heavy guitar and massive personalities, but blue collar labor itself was disappearing...

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Definitely Maybe the Top 200 Tracks of the 1990s

Half the fun of lists like this is tearing them down immediately after they’ve been built up.

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Juliana Hatfield: Peace & Love

Juliana Hatfield remains deep in mourning for the days of Crystal Pepsi and Pogs, but can't seem to say anything very intellectual about it here.

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1990s: Cookies

Propelled by choppy guitars and a whole lot of charm, Cookies will make you get up and get your ass on the dance floor, provided no one slaps it first.

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Pulp: Different Class

Along with Blur's Parklife, it remains the high point of the Britpop era; music, lyrics, production, artwork, it's as perfect as it gets, one that I, personally, will never, ever tire of hearing.

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Pulp: Hits

Pulp have a greatest hits record, and it's about goddamned time. The enigmatic group, fronted by the inimitable Jarvis Cocker, are by far the oldest and wisest of the Britpop behemoths.

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Pulp: Hits

Few British bands have come close to matching the remarkable string of excellent albums that Pulp has put together over the past 10 years.

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