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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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The 60 Best Songs of 2010

Journey back to 2010 for 60 slices of musical greatness highlighted by one of the most delightful expletive-ridden hits in pop music history.

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Electropop's Caribou Offers Joy Through Unpredictability on 'Suddenly'

Suddenly is Caribou's most willfully experimental album to date, his soft, distinctive vocals flow through every track, binding the whole thing together.

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The Best Albums of 2014

From Polish black metal to mind-blowing progressive R&B and electronic music, 2014's best albums certainly have something for everyone.

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The 100 Best Albums of the 2000s: 60-41

PopMatters' coverage of the 2000s' best recordings continues with selections spanning Swedish progressive metal to minimalist electro-R&B.

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Pick a Piper: Pick a Piper

Pick a Piper is not a bad statement for a debut full-length, one that sees the band exploring the intersection of electronica-based dance music with the more organic sounds of rock music.

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Party Machine: The Rise of Canadian Electronic Music

If Toronto is having a Seattle moment, as The New York Times called it, it's fair to say that Canadian electronic music is having a Chicago/Detroit moment.

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Four Tet 'Fabriclive 59' Launch Party: 23 September 2011 - London

In celebrating the release of the latest instalment in the Fabriclive series, Four Tet and friends join forces to bring what, on paper at least, should be one of the best nights of the year.

Alex Baker
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Radiohead: TKOL RMX 1234567

Two possible outcomes: fresh perspectives that breathe new life into these often difficult tracks... or a straight-up snoozefest.

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Late Fall New Music Playlist

New releases plus a trip to a music festival gives plenty of options for a playlist

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Moogfest: 29 October 2010 - Asheville, NC

25,000 Halloween revelers enjoy festival honoring Bob Moog with 60 bands over three days.

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Caribou: 14 October 2010 - Austin, TX

Caribou mastermind Dan Snaith's onstage energy helped morph the set at La Zona Rosa into a joyous, memorable set of songs from one of electronic music's most eclectic and forward thinking artists.

Ryan Lester
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Hot Chip: We Have Remixes EP

Whatever your point of view on remix etiquette, the DJ game is all about individuality, and, for better or for worse, there's plenty of that to be had here.

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James Holden: DJ-Kicks

Long on thrilling harmonic ambience but short on variety, James Holden's entry into the revered DJ-Kicks mix series makes for a great cap to a long night on the town.

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Caribou + Toro Y Moi + Hounds of Hate: 8 May 2010 - New York

Setting the pace with some new material, Caribou's uptempo tracks had the crowd knocking hips.

David Reyneke
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Caribou: Swim

Swim‘s sonics boast valleys and peaks that play out like the domestic dramas contained within the lyrics.

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Koushik: Out My Window

Koushik's vocals on his vintage-sounding meditative psych-pop sound like they're in a kind of permanent waking state.

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Various Artists: Peace (for mom)

A unique memorial for a mother -- 34 tracks from Stars of the Lid, Jessica Bailiff, A Place to Bury Strangers, Sandro Perri, Antony and the Johnsons, Keith Fullerton Whitman, Fridge, Nudge, Matmos, Ida, Sybarite, and many others.

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Caribou: Andorra

Caribou impresses primarily on the strength of Snaith's pop instincts and arsenal of appropriate musical references, crafting hook-packed ersatz psych-pop.

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Caribou: Up In Flames

In the same spirit of opportunism that springs from the best crisis management, Snaith has managed to turn unpleasant circumstances on their ear in the best way possible.

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Caribou: The Milk of Human Kindness

Caribou, Manitoba...whatever he wants to call himself, Dan Snaith has done it again.

Adrien Begrand
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