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The 70 Best Albums of 2019

From forward-looking electronic and experimental to new approaches in the ever-evolving R&B scene, from hip-hop and punk to rock and pop, 2019 bestowed an embarrassment of musical riches upon us.

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The Next Hot Music Scene Can Be Found at Twin Peaks' Bang Bang Bar

One of the most heartening and compelling aspects of David Lynch's approach to this new season of Twin Peaks is his widened musical palette.

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NPR Music Host Bob Boilen on the Songs That Impacted Musician's Lives

The radio personality collected artist interviews about their life-changing songs in a new book. He discussed it here with PopMatters.

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Governors Ball Day 2: The Distractions of Björk, Future Islands, Ryan Adams + More (Photos)

The end of Day 2 was a choice between Ryan Adams and Deadmau5, but before them Future Islands, Björk and many more provided welcome distractions.

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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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Sun-Drenched '90s Nostalgia at Forecastle Day Three

Forecastle rounded out its 2014 installment with aplomb, proving that it is only going to get bigger and better from here on out.

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Sharon Van Etten: Are We There

Sharon Van Etten's assured command of her craft grows with each new release, and this may just be her finest hour as a songwriter.

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Life Along the Borderline: A Tribute to Nico

An event along the (very blurry) borderline of populism and critical acclaim.

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Crossing Brooklyn Ferry: 3 May 2012 - New York

New music festival celebrates Brooklyn connections.

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Crossing Brooklyn Ferry's Video Playlist

Brooklyn Academy of Music will host new music fest, May 3 - 5

Events

SXSW Music Day 2: NPR Showcase at Stubb's

NPR’s annual SXSW showcase was one of the hottest tickets last night, with an impressive array of acts including Andrew Bird, Alabama Shakes, and the long-awaited return of Fiona Apple to the stage.

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10 Must-See Artists at SXSW in 2012

With this year's South by Southwest Music and Media Conference kicking off next week, Sound Affects assembles a list of 10 acts to check out on your visit to Austin, Texas.

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Listening Ahead: Upcoming Releases for February

PopMatters previews some of February's most eagerly awaited offerings.

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Epic Revelations: An Interview with Sharon Van Etten

Sharon Van Etten wrestles with excitement and restraint as she unveils to PopMatters revelations concerning her newly found confidence; the advantages of working with collaborators as opposed to working solo; her rise in the indie rock world; and, not least, her upcoming record.

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Top Five Tunes That Should Be Covered by Alison Krauss and Union Station

Each of these songs, in my mind, would fit Alison Krauss and Union Station’s unique blend of bluegrass traditionalism and progressionist spirit.

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Sharon Van Etten and Marissa Nadler: 8 September 2010 - Washington D.C.

Transcending the stereotype of the morose singer-songwriter, Sharon Van Etten proved more personable than her melancholic songs let on.

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Alela Diane: 14 August 2009 - Union Hall, Brooklyn

Three unique women vocalists from Australia, Oregon and Brooklyn carried a night of modern folk music that, as the headlining Alela Diane put it, made sense together.

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