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The 60 Best Albums of 2007

From tech house to Radiohead and Americana to indie and everything in between, the 60 best albums of 2007 included many of the 2000s' best albums.

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Miranda Lambert Uses Her 'Wildcard' to Fit In

Miranda Lambert can be funny on Wildcard, and she makes fun of herself as well as others. The songs are generally radio friendly. No doubt this CD will yield several hits. However, one expects more.

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The 50 Best Songs of 2009

As part of PopMatters’ 20th anniversary, we are revisiting classic features. Travel back in time a decade ago to 2009, when indie rock was in its full ascendency,and hear the songs that soundtracked the era.

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The 60 Best Albums of 2009

PopMatters turns 20 years old this October and we're beginning to celebrate our history by taking you back in time a decade ago. Obama was in the White House and the musical times were very good indeed. Revisit 2009 through its best albums.

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Pistol Annies Offer a Place of Comfort in the Midst of Brokenness on 'Interstate Gospel'

Pistol Annies offer hope through their heartbrokenness and comfort through community on their third album, Interstate Gospel.

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Miranda Lambert - "We Should Be Friends" (Singles Going Steady)

There's a sense of inclusion and camaraderie here that only the best crowd-pleasers can pull off without pandering.

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Miranda Lambert - "Vice" (Singles Going Steady)

Taken as a whole, it's a low-stakes commercial country soap opera with lofty ambitions but little authenticity.

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How We All Survived the Astoundingly Morose 57th Annual Grammy Awards

AC/DC opened the telecast with a song called "Rock or Bust", a prophetic ultimatum that was answered all too quickly by a cavalcade of performers who seemed to be tripping over themselves to see who could be the most uninspiring of them all.

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Guessing the 2015 Grammys

PopMatters predicts a night of newcomers, huge sweeps, and some love for two theme songs from 2013.

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The 100 Best Albums of the 2000s: 100-81

PopMatters' picks for the best albums of the 2000s begins with a series of albums that spans epic metal, ornate indie folk, and a terrifying work of electronic music.

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Miranda Lambert: Platinum

Here's a chart-baiting country album that also happens to be an exploration of the spoils, perils, and hypocrisies of female stardom.

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Ranking the Performances: The 56th Annual Grammy Awards

Was music’s biggest night worth staying up all night for? Read on to find out.

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The 2013 Grammys: Rating the Performances (video collection)

See all the night’s performances in order from best to worst.

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Hashtag Everything: The 2013 Grammy Awards

LL Cool J constantly implored us to Tweet about everything ("hashtag Bruno Mars!"), a majority of the performances left us bored and disinterested, and the most charming person in the room turned out to be Kelly Clarkson. It was a very odd Grammy Awards broadcast this year, and was a very poor one, to boot.

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Guessing the 2013 Grammys

It’s the Super Bowl of music, and we’re guessing who will be the MVPs.

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Catching Up with Former American Idols: Season Ten

It was the year Idol went country, but what happened to all of the top five?

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Miranda Lambert - “Fastest Girl in Town" (video)

Miranda Lambert is seriously badass in her new video for “Fastest Girl in Town", the latest single of 2011's Four the Record. Thankfully she hasn't lost her "Gunpowder and Lead" fire.

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Super Bowl XLVI: Did This Year’s Show Live Up to the Hype?

Arguably the biggest sporting event of the year (sorry, Olympics!), the Super Bowl telecast is usually the highest-rated program of the year. Did this year’s show live up to the hype?

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The Pop Fan's Most-Anticipated Albums of 2012?

Here’s a look at what might be taking space in your CD collection or filling up your MP3 player this year.

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Miranda Lambert: Four the Record

Four contains its share of keepers, but never has a Miranda Lambert album felt like so much work to get through.

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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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Rewinding the 53rd Annual Grammys

Performance-filled show often gave excellent tributes to music greats, but barely passed out any awards. This is going to be a long post!

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Guessing the Grammys

Predictions on who will win what in the biggest categories, based on industry hype and a little guessing about the academy’s voters.

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Miranda Lambert: Revolution

It's hard to follow one of the decade's finest albums. But you can't really fault Miranda Lambert's music, even when she makes a long and uneven record.

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20 Questions: Miranda Lambert

In the wake of her upset win for Album of the Year last night at the Academy of Country Music Awards, Lambert sits down to riff on PopMatters' 20 Questions.

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Miranda Lambert: Crazy Ex-Girlfriend

In “Kerosene”, the broken-hearted singer turned to arson to resolve her issues with a cheating boyfriend. Crazy Ex-Girlfriend sees her opt for “Gunpowder and Lead”.

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