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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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Stream of (Music) Consciousness

The 'Marshall McLuhan' message borne by the MP3 revolution is clear: music is endlessly plentiful and entirely disposable. So what's the message of streaming?

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Fall 2012 New Music Playlist

Another listening session with background notes to ease the transition into fall, including new music off highly anticipated releases from indie strongholds Grizzly Bear and Animal Collective along with singles from upcoming releases from Tame Impala and Matt and Kim.

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If By Yes: Salt on Sea Glass

If By Yes is a sort of alternative rock supergroup featuring members from the now defunct That Dog and Cibo Matto, with special guest turns from David Byrne and Wilco guitarist Nels Cline.

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David Byrne

The choreographed spectacle was almost like watching a long artistic music video or a postmodern ballet with exceptionally good music.

Kirstie Shanley
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David Byrne: The Knee Plays

Nonesuch reissues famous score by David Byrne, featuring the Dirty Dozen Brass Band and written for a section of Robert Wilson’s Pulitzer Prize-winning (not really) the CIVIL WarS.

Tal Rosenberg
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