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Fave Five: Roosevelt

German synthpop wunderkid Roosevelt continues to tease out new singles from a potential third album, but this "Five Favorite Synth Sounds in a Song" is an electronic history lesson in and of itself.

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The 70 Best Albums of 2010

2010's best albums are highlighted by the emergence of a future superstar, two veteran and virtuoso rappers, and a Dream Team of indie bands releasing career peaks.

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The 60 Best Songs of 2010

Journey back to 2010 for 60 slices of musical greatness highlighted by one of the most delightful expletive-ridden hits in pop music history.

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The 10 Best Indie Rock Albums of 2010

"Indie rock" is a term as amorphous and hard-to-pin-down as some of its associated lingo. But for our purposes here, we'll go with a line of demarcation strangely omitted from the discussion much of the time: the rock portion of the equation.

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LCD Soundsystem's 'American Dream' Live: James Murphy Assures You It Is OK Not to Be There

A decade and a half on, James Murphy hasn’t lost his edge one bit, just like the greats never do. However, not only is he more mature and less concerned with all of us -- he is also successful in his own eyes, on his own terms

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Pitchfork Music Festival 2017: Day One

Creative musical talents, nice weather, and friendly people combined with long, long lines, some minor technical issues, and a few lackluster performances.

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How the Strokes and Other Indie Bands Reignited Rock 'n' Roll in NYC and Beyond

Author Lizzy Goodman talks with PopMatters about "beautiful, accessible, sexy, dirty, pretty punk rock" and her new book, Meet Me in the Bathroom.

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Soulwax: From Deewee

Soulwax return after their soundtrack excursion Belgica with From Deewee which was recorded live in one take.

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The Good and Bad of ACL 2016 Weekend Two

No music festival is perfect, but with its stacked lineup and orderly schedule Austin City Limits Festival 2016 is a success in all the important ways.

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Austin City Limits 2016 Weekend 2: Sunday

Popular acts like Haim and under-the-radar gems like Amasa Hines deliver big on the final day of ACL 2016.

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The Wonderland-like Experience of the 2016 Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival

There’s something special about experiencing live music in this place, where the trees are lit up in psychedelic colors. It makes feel like one has gone down a rabbit hole into "Wonderland".

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Panorama Peaks with Sounds of Silver

Panorama closes out its first edition with the monumental return of LCD Soundsystem and an awkward performance by Sia.

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Panorama Music Festival Sets Out to Prove That Two Is Better Than One

Not without stirring up some controversy, Panorama Music Festival takes aim at New York City with a barrage of big bands.

Silas Valentino
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Guns N' Roses Crush Coachella to Reclaim Rock Crown

There’s a rejuvenating energy which can overcome the soul and truly make one feel 25 years younger. And then there’s the tunes. GNR wrote great songs and they continue to resonate with a timeless quality.

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Another Coachella, Another Rock Reunion

Wait long enough these days and it seems you’ll see every band that has ever broken up come back together, one result of a struggling music industry that’s increasingly relying on concert tickets to replace record sales.

Mikael Wood
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The 100 Best Albums of the 2000s: 20-1

These top 20 records of the '00s feature some familiar faces, but also several that, over time, have grown more fondly in memory.

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The 10 Best Concert Documentaries

What separates someone merely capturing a night when a band is on fire from a great concert documentary? Here are ten films that bridge that gap.

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Shit Robot: We Got a Love

The DFA producer is weighed down by his guests on his second album.

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Counterbalance No. 141: LCD Soundsystem's 'Sound of Silver'

One hundred forty-first most acclaimed album of all time, talk to me. Makes you want to feel like a teenager. Until you remember the the feelings of a real life emotional teenager. Then you think again. LCD Soundsystem is this week's Counterbalance.

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"Shut Up and Play the Hits" Finds North American Distribution

Thanks to Oscilloscope Laboratories, the legacy of dance-punk band LCD Soundsystem will live on.

Events

SXSW Film Festival Day 6: 'Shut Up and Play the Hits'

On my last day at the 2012 SXSW Film Festival, I chose to see my first documentary. Why? Well, to spite someone of course.

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New Build: 13 March 2012 - New York

Familiar faces in a reconfigured band line up play NYC.

Music

My Indie Is Not a Centerfold, Nor Is It Indie

What has come to be known as indie music cannot be recorded and released in places where people are absolutely independent. We need to start thinking -- really, seriously thinking -- about how something that is supposed to be inherently independent can be so dependent on so much else.

Joseph Fisher
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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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Holy Ghost!: Holy Ghost!

New York duo signed to James Murphy's DFA label use 21st century genre-bending innovations to make music firmly rooted in the past.

Jer Fairall
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Laying LCD Soundsystem to Rest

...wish that we could talk about it but there, that's the problem.

Music

LCD Soundsystem: Who Cares About an Edge, Anyway?

Among all the fervent eulogizing of the late LCD Soundsystem, a backlash has kicked up some funereal dirt. So, where to lay the band to rest -- with the hippest of the hip, or the bright-but-empty space with most of the other Madison Square Garden clientele?

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LCD Soundsystem + Shit Robot: 30 March 2011 - New York

Wednesday’s show at Terminal 5 already seemed like the penultimate ending to an incredible tenure.

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The Year in Music: May 2010

May 2010, the subject of our latest look at the year’s biggest events in music, was a hodgepodge of notable cover versions, new releases, TV events, and more.

Reviews

ACL Music Festival Day 2: 9 October 2010 - Austin, TX

Day two of our three day coverage of the ACL Music Festival, and fatigue still runs high, while Black Lips and LCD Soundsystem shine. M.I.A, unfortunately, is a different story.


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