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The Best Films of 2023 You May Have Missed

The Best Films of 2023 You May Have Missed

We have a long winter ahead of us. So strap yourselves in and prepare to see the best films of 2023 you may have missed but will want to see.

The Best Video Games of 2023

The Best Video Games of 2023

PopMatters’ best video games of 2023 are important cultural artifacts. These games also stand out for their artistry, innovation, and accessibility.

The 15 Best Folk Albums of 2023

The 15 Best Folk Albums of 2023

The best folk albums of the year are an eclectic lot brought to us by long-time notables, indie greats, and artists taking folk music in new directions.

The 17 Best Jazz Albums of 2023

The 17 Best Jazz Albums of 2023

Some of it is conventionally beautiful and some thrills by rubbing against the edges of tonality. But all of the best jazz of 2023 serves a vision.

The 12 Best Library Music Albums of 2023

The 12 Best Library Music Albums of 2023

When it comes to library music, human generosity and creativity have no bounds. There’s always more to discover. This “background music” demands closer attention.

A Fanatic’s 10 Best Supertramp Songs

A Fanatic’s 10 Best Supertramp Songs

During their heyday, Supertramp created a run of progressive-pop albums so intricate and irresistibly catchy, as to redefine what AOR radio could sound like.

MetalMatters: The Best Metal Albums of October 2023

MetalMatters: The Best Metal Albums of October 2023

The best metal albums feature Cirith Ungol with their heavy doom tank, Krieg back to black metal fundamentals, and much more that October has to offer.

The 25 Best Country Songs About Death

The 25 Best Country Songs About Death

There is no genre with as rich a history of songs about many forms of death–by natural causes, murder, suicide, war, accidents, and so on–than country.

10 Scary Yet Sophisticated Halloween Songs

10 Scary Yet Sophisticated Halloween Songs

Forget “Monster Mash”! These ten memorable campfire frightfests should deliver a solid foundation for your scary-yet-sophisticated Halloween.

The 20 Best Harry Chapin Songs

The 20 Best Harry Chapin Songs

In his brief folk singer-songwriter career, Harry Chapin’s philosophy of symbolic action challenged the American status quo on behalf of those suffering from indifference.

10 Underrated Rock Singers

10 Underrated Rock Singers

Too many bands feature rock singers that merely get the job done and not much else. Here we list ten unheralded vocalists who caught our ear and stayed there.

5 Signs Brazilian Funk Is Verging on Global Breakthrough

5 Signs Brazilian Funk Is Verging on Global Breakthrough

As music markets “glocalise”, the stars could align for Brazilian funk. As of 2023, at least five things show that they might be.