Continuing our celebration of PopMatters' 20th anniversary, we revisit our 10 picks for the best debut albums of 2009. It turns out our selections were prescient as many of these artists have gone on to storied careers. Travel back to 2009 and see them again for the first time.
"Lifted Up (1985)" is right and ready to color your next dance party, with a jubilant chorus that's ripe for belting along.
26 Mar 2015
On negotiations between the pop/rock singer, a media-savvy audience, corporations, and meaning itself. Entranced by media, we turn everything into media; beholden to commerce, we turn life into a commodity.
29 Nov 2012
Passion Pit have a long slate of tour dates ahead of them through the summer and fall and they'll be playing Lollapalooza this weekend in Chicago. In the meantime the band just released their new video, "Constant Conversations", a tune full of slow, steamy grooves.
01 Aug 2012
PopMatters takes a look at how a disparate array of acts fared in Austin’s playpen of mud, the blood, and the beer.
08 Oct 2009
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