Continuing our celebration of PopMatters' 20th anniversary, we revisit our 10 picks for the best debut albums of 2009. It turns out our selections were prescient as many of these artists have gone on to storied careers. Travel back to 2009 and see them again for the first time.
London's the xx have just made their eagerly awaited new album Coexist available for streaming in its entirety.
04 Sep 2012
To pair Jamie XX’s interest in this territory with a musical figure like Gil Scott-Heron makes even more sense than perhaps the original conceit of I’m New Here.
23 Feb 2011
Day two of our three day coverage of the ACL Music Festival, and fatigue still runs high, while Black Lips and LCD Soundsystem shine. M.I.A, unfortunately, is a different story.
16 Nov 2010
For Knoxville music and arts fans, it was time to show the rest of the world that we’ve got a pretty hip little town on our hands, and the Big Ears Festival is a perfect mission statement.
21 Apr 2010
The CMJ Music Marathon and Film Festival invades New York City this week. Here's the latest from PopMatters' writers on the beat. Words and Pictures by Stephen Stirling
22 Oct 2009
Collapse Expand Reviews
Collapse Expand Features