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The 50 Best Albums of 2020 So Far

Even in the coronavirus-shortened record release schedule of 2020, the year has offered a mountainous feast of sublime music. The 50 best albums of 2020 so far are an eclectic and increasingly "woke" bunch.

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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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Fall 2014 New Music Playlist (audio)

PopMatters has 17 new songs plus notes to add to your fall soundtrack.

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The Legends We Were Meant to Be: An Interview with Sondre Lerche

Sondre Lerche dealt with a difficult divorce going into the sessions for his latest album, Please, but it's the greatest thing he's ever done, and tells us about the saxophone solo that may have changed his life (yes, it's on the record).

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Sondre Lerche: Please

Prior to Please, it was fair to say that Sondre Lerche could make a great record. With Please, however, he's one-upped himself and made a masterpiece.

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Stream Sondre Lerche's New Album, "Please"

Norwegian singer/songwriter Sondre Lerche has a new album, Please, out next week, but you can stream it now courtesy of NPR.

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Sondre Lerche: 5 September 2012 - New York

Sondre Lerche asked Facebook fans to send requests for each of the tour's dates, and so obscurities and old familiar tunes that (by Lerche's admission) could've been constructed a bit better were played in favor of cuts from more recent releases such as Heartbeat Radio.

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Norwegian Wunderkind: An Interview with Sondre Lerche

Sondre Lerche talks to PopMatters about his first proper song, the new album's hit single "Private Caller", and the importance of remembering one's dreams.

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Sondre Lerche: Sondre Lerche

A step back from the bolder experimentation on previous records, Sondre Lerche unfortunately loses some of the excellence of Lerche's past work.

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Erosion Nearly Complete, Music Industry Begins Reconstruction at SXSW 2010

SXSW conference attendees took a workmanlike “how-to” approach to discussing new revenue streams, replacing the “what do we do now?” tone of recent years.

Dennis Shin
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Sondre Lerche

Sondre Lerche's music is not so much a reflection on existential teen angst as a search for meaning and identity on the cusp of life’s grand tour.

Timothy G. Merello
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Sondre Lerche: Phantom Punch

With Phantom Punch, Norwegian idol Sondre Lerche completes his child-star arc.

Jon Ross
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Sondre Lerche

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