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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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Titus Andronicus vs. The Absurd Universe: An Interview with Patrick Stickles

"After their critically acclaimed The Monitor helped break them into the mainstream, Titus Andronicus are back with a new disc that slightly alters course, and in his interview with PopMatters, Patrick Stickles talks about what he expects the reaction to the disc to be, whether punk is "anti-intellectual" music, and what he really thinks about Jersey Shore ..."

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The Best Indie Rock of 2010

"Indie rock" has become a term as amorphous and hard-to-pin-down as some of its associated lingo. But for our purposes here, we'll go with a line of demarcation strangely omitted from the discussion much of the time: the rock portion of the equation.

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