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The 60 Best Albums of 2009

PopMatters turns 20 years old this October and we're beginning to celebrate our history by taking you back in time a decade ago. Obama was in the White House and the musical times were very good indeed. Revisit 2009 through its best albums.

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A Constant Questioning: An Interview with Spencer Krug of Sunset Rubdown

The key member of Sunset Rubdown and Wolf Parade matches his ambition with his humility. And his coffee.

Eddie Ciminelli
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Sunset Rubdown: Random Spirit Lover

One of indie-rock’s most consistent songwriters, Spencer Krug has produced, in Sunset Rubdown’s third album, an epic release that proves to be the most ambitiously satisfying of his career.

Mike Mineo
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Sunset Rubdown

'You look like Magnum PI!' and other veiled compliments for Spencer Krug.

Eddie Ciminelli
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Sunset Rubdown

I swore I wouldn't do it. I wouldn't make lazy, obvious comparisons. But, I can't help thinking of... Avril Lavigne?!?

Lyra Pappin
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Sunset Rubdown: Shut Up I Am Dreaming

Spencer Krug steps out from under the shadow of Wolf Parade to shine a light on his more morose and introspective inclinations.


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