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The 70 Best Albums of 2010

2010's best albums are highlighted by the emergence of a future superstar, two veteran and virtuoso rappers, and a Dream Team of indie bands releasing career peaks.

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The Best Canadian Albums of 2014

Zachary Houle, Adrien Begrand, and Alan Ranta
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I Am Not Afraid: An Interview with Owen Pallett

When not doing strings for the likes of Grizzly Bear or Arcade Fire, Owen Pallett is putting out his own gorgeous string- and synth-laced pop, like his latest, In Conflict, which he gives PopMatters a guided tour of.

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Owen Pallett: In Conflict

With Brian Eno and the FILMHarmonic Orchestra Prague in tow, In Conflict proves to be Owen Pallett's most confident artistic expression thus far.

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Owen Pallett: A Swedish Love Story EP

A Swedish Love Story is a gifted EP in its own right, and a welcome addition to the ever expanding catalogue of Owen Pallett.

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Owen Pallett + Fellow Citizens: 14 May 2010 - Denver

Pallett is perhaps the great precursor to something great, or maybe the great thing is that this kind of creativity exists at all.

Jonathan Kosakow
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Gigi: Maintenant

Nick Krgovich and Colin Stewart assemble an all-star cast to craft a paean to early '60s pop, the Pacific Northwest indie-pop scene, and unrequited teenage love.

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Owen Pallett: Heartland

It is nothing short of astounding that Pallett’s music never comes off as precious, humorless or impenetrable, despite trappings that would seem to guarantee all of the above.

Jer Fairall
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"Blissfully Nerdy": An Interview with Owen Pallett

As Owen Pallett releases his first new full-length in years, Heartland, the maestro himself sits down with PopMatters to talk about his lush new album, what it's like to be a one-man symphony, and how he finally set out to make a record that he can play for anyone, anywhere.

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