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The 50 Best Songs of 2009

As part of PopMatters’ 20th anniversary, we are revisiting classic features. Travel back in time a decade ago to 2009, when indie rock was in its full ascendency,and hear the songs that soundtracked the era.

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The 100 Best Albums of the 2000s: 20-1

These top 20 records of the '00s feature some familiar faces, but also several that, over time, have grown more fondly in memory.

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Basement Jaxx: Junto

The UK progressive house duo is in transition on their latest full-length.

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Canyons: Keep Your Dreams

Canyons' informal tribute to the dance music they love touches base with its bygone referents without ever surpassing them.

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2011: Music’s Most Electronic Year Yet

Vestigial organs like industrial music and the radio dial proved vital in 2011, while house and dubstep were invaded by hordes of uninvited outsiders, proving once again that electronic and plugged-in music is at the vanguard of change throughout the world.

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Lightspeed Champion: Life Is Sweet! Nice to Meet You

Album number two sees Devonté Hynes move his dewy-eyed melancholy pop from the bedroom to the big time.

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Gimme Somethin' True: An Interview with Basement Jaxx

After a decade of making revolutionary house music, the Jaxx's Felix talks to PopMatters about working with Yoko Ono, taking that first step towards marriage, and the creation of their latest album, Scars

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Basement Jaxx: Scars

At its best, Scars sounds like prime-era Jaxx, the sheer amount of well-executed ideas and delightfully weird touches making them unlike any other dance artist this decade.

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Best Electronic Music of 2006

Tim O'Neil sorts through a multitude of techno, microhouse, mix CDs, and mash-ups to offer up the year's best in electronic music.

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Basement Jaxx: Crazy Itch Radio

Beats, bleats, and everything in-between. But can you dance to it?

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Basement Jaxx: Kish Kash

Basement Jaxx recordings offer the aural equivalent an over-crowded phone booth in an international train station at rush hour -- no space is too small to fill.

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