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The 15 Best Indie Rock Albums of 2021

The 15 Best Indie Rock Albums of 2021

In 2021 indie rock was a guitar-led extravaganza with artists drawing from an ever-widening musical well. These are the 15 best indie rock albums of the year.

The 50 Best Albums of 2021 So Far

The 50 Best Albums of 2021 So Far

The year has offered a mountainous feast of sublime music. The 50 best albums of 2021 so far are an eclectic, forward-looking, and increasingly “woke” bunch.

Pom Poko Unleash Another Joyously Unhinged Album with ‘Cheater’

Pom Poko Unleash Another Joyously Unhinged Album with ‘Cheater’

The sophomore release from Norwegian art-punk quartet Pom Poko is full of the same kind of sweet, distorted pleasures that made their first album so much fun.

The 50 Best Albums of 2019 So Far

The 50 Best Albums of 2019 So Far

As we head into a brief summer publication break to enjoy the summer sun for a few days, it's the perfect time to take stock of the year in music so far. PopMatters returns to our normal publishing schedule on Monday, 8 July.

Pom Poko Defy Conventions and Classifications with ‘Birthday’

Pom Poko Defy Conventions and Classifications with ‘Birthday’

Norwegian quartet Pom Poko's debut Birthday is a stunning, mind-blowing mix of monster riffs and sweet melodies.