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The Most Memorable Albums of 1999 (Part 4)

Part four of the most "memorable" music of 1999 brings a superb sophomore turn from the Dixie Chicks while Garth Brooks goes kinda nuts. British rock stands proud with Muse, Gomez, and Supergrass and the schlocky, corporate rock of Creed rockets to the top of the US charts.

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The Only Boy in Town: An Interview with Stephin Merritt

After a trilogy of albums that slowly moved away from the synth-based sound that landed him on the map, Magnetic Fields' Stephin Merritt comes back in full force, and talks to PopMatters about dealing with record companies, the Future Bible Heroes, and introduces us to Hootie, the star of his new album's cover.

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Listening Ahead: Upcoming Releases for March

PopMatters previews some of March's most compelling new releases, including works from the Magnetic Fields, Julia Holter, Bowerbirds, and more.

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Stephin Merritt: Obscurities

Obscurities hearkens back to a time when Stephin Merritt was being hailed as the next great American songwriter, compared not so much to his contemporaries, but to all-time greats like Berlin, Gershwin, and Sondheim.

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Stephin Merritt Won't Be Making Reggaeton Records Any Time Soon

No, he may never make a reggaeton record, but that’s because the Magnetic Fields' Stephin Merritt is too busy soldiering on down his own path, as illustrated in this chat with PopMatters.

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