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.
PopMatters turns 20 years old this October and we're beginning to celebrate our history by taking you back in time a decade ago. Obama was in the White House and the musical times were very good indeed. Revisit 2009 through its best albums.
With another grandiose edition of the legendary Sziget festival about to begin, we draw your attention to the acts you shouldn't miss this year, here or anywhere else globally.
Returning eight years after her solo debut as Fever Ray, Karin Dreijer extends the sonic identity of her project, thriving in the chaos and disorientation that her electric visions produce.
"Mustn't Hurry" is another excellent Fever Ray song that operates on varied planes of meaning and will thrill devotees while still likely remaining little weird for your average pop fan.