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The 100 Best Albums of the 2000s: 60-41

PopMatters' coverage of the 2000s' best recordings continues with selections spanning Swedish progressive metal to minimalist electrosoul.

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The Strength of "Anatomy of a Song" Is Found in Its diverse and Impressive Group of Interviewees

A self-described “oral history jukebox” gives behind-the-scenes details about popular songs and the historical circumstances that shaped pop culture as we know it.

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Loretta Lynn - "Lay Me Down" feat. Willie Nelson (Singles Going Steady)

"Lay Me Down" is a moving, inspiring, and meaningful piece of country music, qualities of which the modern genre seems to have nearly lost all connection to.

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Why Country Music Really Needs Kacey Musgraves

At a time when mainstream country music is perceived as too pop, Musgraves has the potential to bring it back to the basics -- and in a progressive fashion, too.

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The Little Willies: For the Good Times

Norah Jones and co. took some of their most beloved country tunes and recreated them with the love you’d expect from the original songwriters themselves.

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Lydia Loveless: Indestructible Machine

Ladies and Gents, Lydia Loveless came here to kick ass and chew bubblegum. Bad news is she's all out of bubblegum.

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Eilen Jewell: Butcher Holler: A Tribute to Loretta Lynn

Lynn's straightforward songs and Jewell's sly singing style meet in the middle on this tribute.

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The Year in Music: November 2010

November 2010, the subject of our latest look at the year’s biggest events in music, was a month full of new releases, award shows, and artist recognition.

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Louisiana Woman, Texas Troubadour

Need more duets in your life? Loretta Lynn and Ernest Tubb are among country music's best partnerships.


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