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The 100 Best Albums of the 2000s: 60-41

PopMatters' coverage of the 2000s' best recordings continues with selections spanning Swedish progressive metal to minimalist electrosoul.

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The 60 Best Songs of 2010

Journey back to 2010 for 60 slices of musical greatness highlighted by one of the most delightful expletive-ridden hits in pop music history.

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The New Pornographers Find Messages 'In the Morse Code of Brake Lights'

The New Pornographers' latest offers a myriad of listening pleasures on the surface, and the further one digs into its contents, the more one can find to enjoy until one concludes that the journey of discovery is its sole purpose.

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The New Pornographers and Waxahatchee Offer Houston Set Filled with Gems

The New Pornographers recently played Houston for the first time in nine years. They did not disappoint.

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The New Pornographers Bring Siren Songs and a Monkey's Paw to Oakland's Fox Theater

Their siren sound draws indie rock fans like the sailors who would shipwreck after being enchanted by the sirens’ voices of mythological lore.

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Creativity, Codes, and Conditions: An Interview With A.C. Newman of the New Pornographers

With Dan Bejar busy with Destroyer, celebrated power-pop stylists the New Pornographers get inspirations from horn honks and alarm codes on their latest riled-up set.

Ari Rosenschein
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The New Pornographers: Whiteout Conditions

Whiteout Conditions continues the New Pornographers' traditions of great hooks and vocals while increasing the band's use of synths even more than on their last album.

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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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The New Pornographers: 4 Sep 2014 - Brill Building NPR Show (Photos)

The New Pornographers teamed with NPR for a unique performance at the Brill Building - the place that inspired the title of their newest album Brill Bruisers.

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"Very Self-Conscious About Everything": An Interview with A.C. Newman

New Pornographers frontman and solo artist Carl "A.C." Newman talks about his failure to be a real rock star and how an almost painful self-consciousness creates his work.

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"The Hopelessness of the Future of Music": An Interview with Destroyer's Dan Bejar

"I don't need to create more distance between myself and the current musical climate -- I feel that distance pulsing in every creaking bone of my body, which makes the idea of Kaputt tapping into some sort of current zeitgeist absurd and touching."

Corey Beasley
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The New Pornographers: 21 July 2010 - Tucson, AZ

There’s something endlessly fascinating about watching a collection of individuals melt into one entity, especially when the resulting effort produces something so simple and honest.

Andrew Watson
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The New Pornographers + The Dodos: 19 June 2010 - New York

If you get the chance to check out this legendary group known as the New Pornographers, by all means, check them out.

David Reyneke
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The New Pornographers

Carl "A.C." Newman and his cast of indie stars (which includes Neko Case and Destoyer's Dan Bejar) are victims of the "damned if you do, damned if you don't" conundrum.

Tyler Wilcox
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The New Pornographers: Challengers

Roger Holland thinks Challengers is what the New Pornographers always wanted to sound like and that it just took them four albums to get there.

Roger Holland
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The New Pornographers: Challengers

On the other hand, Zeth Lundy thinks the Canadian collective's surprisingly docile fourth album is rather like an engine idling.

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The New Pornographers: Twin Cinema

Highly anticipated third full-length from Vancouver collective offers up another round of smart, audaciously engaging pop.

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The New Pornographers

the dubious distinction of 'supergroup'. Yet they're all still anonymous enough that you don't get the pretension that is usually attached to anything 'super'.

Shan Fowler

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