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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 electrosoul.

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PopTalk: The 2015 Grammys, "True Artistry", and Meme Culture

The latest PopTalk podcast takes a look at whether or not, as Kanye West suggests, the Grammys and awards culture in general can or should care about "true artistry".

Evan Sawdey and Brice Ezell
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Fugazi: First Demo

First Demo proves what fans have long known, that Fugazi was brashly confident and fully formed from day one.

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The Best Album Re-Issues of 2014

The music world saw reissues from all over the genre map, spanning classic rock titans to electronic music legends.

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Rites of Spring: Six Song Demo

Call it punk, call it post-hardcore, call it (gulp) emocore -- whatever the name, Dischord's recent unearthing of early demos by the legendary Rites of Spring serves as an essential piece of punk history.

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Dissident Dissonance: The Rites of Springs Demos

The scrappy demos of Rites of Spring reveal the passion, fury, and profundity of an entire genre recasted and re-imagined.

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Occupying Video: The Underbelly of Globalization Caught on Camera

Occupy Wall Street's strength might be how it enables diverse constituencies to seize upon its imagery and message to engage with social justice concerns, both on the ground and within the video.

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1, 2, 3, Go: The 10 Best Fugazi Songs

Washington, DC, punk heroes Fugazi called it quits 10 years ago, but the band's legacy as the finest of its generation remains untouched. A Herculean task, sure, but here we go: narrowing down Fugazi's catalog to its finest 10 moments.

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Joe Lally: Why Should I Get Used to It

Former Fugazi bassist releases a solo record of groove-centered cuts that deserve proper attention.

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Daft Punk Is Playing at Your House: 10 Essential Dance-Rock Albums

Today, the intersection of dance music and rock music seems only natural. However, the process has been in the making for decades, and this list provides an introduction to ten of the best albums this genre combination has to offer.

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One Musical Moment in Time: What's Yours?

It would be interesting to hear back from PopMatters' esteemed readership about the best singular musical moments that you can remember.

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P.K. 14 + Xiao He: 14.Nov.09 - Washington DC

P.K. 14 + Xiao He: 14 November 2009 - Govinda Gallery, Washington DC / Chinese punks storm the American Capitol / Words and Pictures by Mehan Jayasuriya


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