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The Most Memorable Albums of 1999 (Part 2)

PopMatters is 20 and to celebrate we are looking back at the popular music that defined the year of our birth. Part two covers the most memorable albums from March through June, highlighted by monster hits from the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Moby, and Travis.

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Mogwai: Music Industry 3 Fitness Industry 1 EP

Mogwai follow up their nervy electro album with a mildly electro EP. A stepchild, but still wanted.

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The Best Albums of 2014

From Polish black metal to mind-blowing progressive R&B and electronic music, 2014's best albums certainly have something for everyone.

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Mogwai: Rave Tapes

Scottish post-rockers become cyborgs. And it's pretty cool.

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No Medicine for Regret: An Interview with Mogwai

One of the most compelling indie-rock titans out there today, the intriguingly-titled Rave Tapes proves to be yet another fascinating red herring, and the band tells us about the album's development, running a label with a cadre of artists, and oh so much more ...

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Noises Sound Like the End: 13 Essential Mogwai Songs

With the very fine new album Rave Tapes out this month, PopMatters looks back on Mogwai's rich career by picking 13 of the finest songs from the full span of the post-rock band's work.

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Listening Ahead: Anticipated Releases for Early 2014

As the record release schedule wakes up from its year-end hibernation, so too does "Listening Ahead" to cover a strong slate of eagerly anticipated early 2014 albums.

Matthew Fiander and Arnold Pan
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The Best Film Scores of 2013

This year saw no shortage of innovative, exciting film scores. Notes on Celluloid counts down the ten soundtracks that lingered the longest in our minds.

Brice Ezell and Robert Rubsam
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Mogwai: Les Revenants

For a score, Mogwai's third soundtrack album shows off their range in unusually cohesive fashion.

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Various Artists: Occupy This Album

Containing 99 songs in its digital version and 78 in the physical CD release, this has something for everyone who wants to listen to the message of the Occupy movement.

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Yuck: Yuck (Deluxe Edition)

The shoegazing Brits re-release their excellent February debut album along with a bonus EP; a nice addition for fans, a must-have for the uninitiated.

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Mogwai: Special Moves/Burning

Most bands would be adequately represented by this fine live album, but the Glaswegan quintet's live presence is so immense that records can't really do it justice.

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James Holden: DJ-Kicks

Long on thrilling harmonic ambience but short on variety, James Holden's entry into the revered DJ-Kicks mix series makes for a great cap to a long night on the town.

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Errors: Come Down with Me

You can hear the power of influence on Errors, but it's definitely more of a blessing than a curse.

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Mogwai: The Hawk Is Howling

Mogwai's sixth marks a return to the spacious dynamics of their early years, even if what they do in that space is different.

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Mogwai: Young Team

Mogwai's seminal, near-perfect debut no longer sounds like it has been wrapped in cotton batting.

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Mogwai: Zidane: A 21st Century Portrait

Mogwai's soundtrack for the portrait of soccer genius Zinédine Zidane offers slow-burning pleasure, and not just to fans of post-rock and Association Football.

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Mogwai

they nearly inflated my intestines.

Stewart Hughes
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Mogwai: Mr. Beast

In which Mogwai retain all their charm while still eating you alive.

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Mogwai

These people died so I could live. There is no remorse, because I am alive.

Eddie Ciminelli
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Mogwai: Government Commissions: BBC Sessions 1996-2003

The band named after the cuddliest of characters from a Spielberg film unleashes a helping of BBC sessions. The late John Peel does the honors.

Lance Teegarden
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Mogwai: Rock Action

Margaret Schwartz
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