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The 20 Best Album Re-Issues of 2022

The 20 Best Album Re-Issues of 2022

The year’s best album re-issues include rock legends, foundational R&B/soul artists, classic pop, new wave, alternative rock, global beats and so much more.

Perfect Sound Forever: Pavement’s Case for Reunion Tours

Perfect Sound Forever: Pavement’s Case for Reunion Tours

Pavement’s reunion tour provides a salve for the passage of time. It reminds us that music has always looked forward and backward, and nothing in pop music is ever entirely lost. 

Pavement Harness Fans’ Hopes With the Long-Awaited ‘Terror Twilight’ Reissue

Pavement Harness Fans’ Hopes With the Long-Awaited ‘Terror Twilight’ Reissue

Ahead of their summer reunion shows, Pavement belatedly reissue their crepuscular goodbye, Terror Twilight, with a trove of additional context and offcuts.

Stephen Malkmus’ Slacker-Pop Solo Debut Was Released 20 Years Ago

Stephen Malkmus’ Slacker-Pop Solo Debut Was Released 20 Years Ago

Stephen Malkmus’ first post-Pavement release is filled with buoyant, playful songs that see him bask in the glow of unencumbered creative opportunity.

The Effect of the Beatles’ White Album on 1988-1995’s US Alt-Rock Explosion

The Effect of the Beatles’ White Album on 1988-1995’s US Alt-Rock Explosion

The Beatles’ White Album was the single biggest influence on US alternative rock as it burst into the mainstream in the late ’80s and early ’90s.

The 100 Greatest Alternative Singles of the ’90s: 80 – 61

The 100 Greatest Alternative Singles of the ’90s: 80 – 61

The second part of our examination of the 100 Greatest Alternative Singles of the ’90s includes Pavement, Suzanne Vega, Morrissey, Dinosaur Jr., and more.

The 20 Essential Pavement Songs

The 20 Essential Pavement Songs

This stroll down memory lane’s shady lane only underscores how a collection of Stephen Malkmus’ sharpest turns-of-phrase comes off like a veritable Bartlett’s Famous Quotations for the Gen X indie set.

20 Timeless Songs of Summer

20 Timeless Songs of Summer

Whether you're at the beach, hanging out in the park, or stuck in a tiny flat, these 20 timeless summer classics are sure to make the summer sun shine a little bit brighter.

The Most Memorable Albums of 1999 (Part 2)

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.

Stephen Malkmus Goes Folk on ‘Traditional Techniques’

Stephen Malkmus Goes Folk on ‘Traditional Techniques’

Stephen Malkmus' Traditional Techniques melds folk-rock flavoring with junk-food surrealism delivered through his characteristic brand of irony.

City Plans and Vulcan Hands: Spiral Stairs’ Scott Kannberg Speaks

City Plans and Vulcan Hands: Spiral Stairs’ Scott Kannberg Speaks

Doris and the Daggers is the first release from Spiral Stairs since 2009. Scott Kannberg explains what took so long. Spoiler? Life.
Pavement: The Secret History, Vol. 1

Pavement: The Secret History, Vol. 1

As a vinyl-only reissue, Matador is focused a on a very specific and very curious quadrant of consumers, but those that need what is the first in many likely volumes are assuredly still going to get their money's worth.

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