The Best Pop Albums of 2017

In a year when your favorite long-dormant musical act finally released new material after a multi-year hiatus, only a precious few releases -- from voices old and new -- were truly able to capture the pop culture zeitgeist. These are those albums.


The World Moves On: An Interview with Jens Lekman

He doesn't read Stieg Larsson, hasn't heard Blood on the Tracks, and found Melancholia rather uplifiting. Welcome to the unique world of the inimitable Jens Lekman, who tells PopMatters all about his new album and why he accidentally stole something from Paul McCartney ...

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Jens Lekman

What the insiders know that the casual listener often misses is that Lekman's lyrics are spot-on: that perfect mix of wit, acerbic observation, and frank melancholia that the guys can identify with and the girls find utterly romantic.

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