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To mark Merge Records' silver anniversary, PopMatters picked 25 memorable albums that help tell the label's remarkable history.
21 Jul 2014
Debunking the popular opinion that all Superchunk songs sound the same, PopMatters picks a dozen essential tracks from the Chapel Hill band's catalog that proves there's a lot more variety and craft to it than it's given credit for.
Mike Noren and Arnold Pan
21 Aug 2013
It's a testament to Superchunk's consistency that it's difficult to identify a single landmark album by the group, but 1994's Foolish happens to be the most challenging and best all-around offering of the band's 20-plus year career.
20 Oct 2011
Despite some generous editorializing, Our Noise is as engaging (and human) a music industry tale as you're ever going to read.
10 Sep 2009
For over 20 years, Superchunk has built their own ground to stand on, and it is on that firm land that they've created Leaves in the Gutter, taking all their well-established talents and weaving it through a mature and infectious tunefulness.
20 May 2009
After founding the influential Merge Records, the inimitable Superchunk, and the prolific solo project known as Portastatic, Mac McCaughan is finally ready to look back at his career, his bands, and those wonderful four-track recordings that he thought he lost 'lo those many years ago.
02 Mar 2009
Mac McCaughan creates string charts and listens to tropicalia while running Merge Records, and he doesn't mind if you haven't listened to Superchunk.
12 Oct 2006
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