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The 50 Best Songs of 2007

Journey back 13 years to a stellar year for Rihanna, M.I.A., Arcade Fire, and Kanye West. From hip-hop to indie rock and everywhere in between, PopMatters picks the best 50 songs of 2007.

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The Radio Dept.: Running Out of Love

Running Out of Love is an exceptional political document that takes on the current state of the world.

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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 ...

Jose Solís
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Jens Lekman: An Argument With Myself EP

This EP cements and solidifies Lekman’s status as one of the most dependable and vital songwriters at work today.

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Tracey Thorn: Love and Its Opposite

The ex-Everything but the Girl singer releases her latest, most intimate solo album on her hubby's record label. Sounds romantic, right?

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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.

Dan Raper
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Jens Lekman: Night Falls Over Kortedala

Schmaltz, sympathy, and humor dominate Lekman's newest album, his best one yet.

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Jens Lekman: Oh, You're So Silent Jens

The latest collection of previously released songs by the prodigious Swede features some of his best material so far.

Adrien Begrand

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