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The 15 Best Electropop Albums of 2020

The electropop universe was vast in 2020 with brilliant newish acts emerging, and experimentalists pushing the music forward. Meanwhile, a few legends returned to show us all how it's really done.

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Books

Looking for the Next Best Version of America? Abrams Wrote the Book on How to Achieve It

"Try this at home": With her latest work, Our Time Is Now, Plotter-in-Chief Stacey Abrams offers a timely playbook for how to ensure free and fair elections in America.

Music

Georgia's 'Seeking Thrills' Is the Embodiment of What It Means to Come Alive on the Dancefloor

Musically on Seeking Thrills, Georgia distills her various influences, pulling in synthpop, disco, Chicago House, and 1980s Detroit techno with sprinklings of UK garage, dancehall, and even post-punk.

Music

The Best Dance Tracks of 2019

From French-Canadian electronic producer Marie Davidson's riotously scathing critique of modern capitalism to Dolly Parton's chart-topping foray into the world of EDM, here is a list of some of the year's best dance tracks.

Interviews

Conscience of Congress John Lewis Hopes You'll 'Get in the Way' of Things

Lewis’s lifelong philosophy on civil disobedience is admirable and urgent. Interview with Get in the Way Director, Kathleen Dowdey.

Music

Country Fried Rock: An Interview with Golden Eels

Neil Golden played for bands ranging from Elf Power and Japancakes to Shonna Tucker and Eye Candy. His debut album as Golden Eels is Periscopes in the Air.

Performing Arts

From the Soul to the Hills: The Music of the Caucasus

The music of the Caucasus is powered by national ardour and ritual. All that's needed is an open and willing audience to accept the undisclosed gifts it brings.

Music

Future: Honest

Oddball MC Future "steps his game up" on Honest.

Music

Patterson Hood: Heat Lightning Rumbles in the Distance

The Drive-By Trucker frontman's third solo album is his best sustained work in years, an immensely satisfying release woven together from relationships past and present, wrecked and whole.

Music

We Have Been Floated: A Tribute to Bill Doss

Bill Doss' loss, for fans of indie and experimental music, is enormous. But it is also tragic news for anyone who loves sheer, thrillingly melodic pop music.

Music

Efren: Rise on Up and Melt

Bemoaning guitar and rueful lyrics yield an underwhelming effort after the fast-paced country rock of 2010's Always Been a Bleeder EP.

Travel

Georgia on My My My Mind: Your Global Prowlers in the Wonderful Former Playland of the USSR

Under springtime sun the city of Tbilisi is as delightful as an Italian renaissance town, but when the clouds are black it's a decayed Oriental-Soviet underworld stinking of cold mud and acrid cigarette smoke.

Music

Pylon: Chomp More

Slick production and shrieking howls: A necessary re-release and a chance to discover an influential American original.

Books

Between, Georgia by Joshilyn Jackson

Chick-Lit Meets Southern Grotesque in Between, Georgia as a career interpreter for the deaf finds herself caught in the middle of the noisy tug-of-war between her birth family and her adopted family.

Leslie Joseph
Film

Power Trip (2003)

The real villain, as Power Trip portrays it, is the corrupt Georgian government, led at the time by Eduard Shevardnadze.

Rob Horning

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