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Cheat Sheet Matador Records

by Stephanie Benson

Cheat Sheet Matador Records

About this playlist

Matador Records has released a slew of acclaimed material since its inception in 1989. Acts like Pavement, Liz Phair, Cat Power, Spoon and Interpol all kicked off their careers with the help of the influential indie label, while longtime indie favorites like Sonic Youth and Ted Leo & the Pharmacists have recently made a home there. The label is celebrating its 21st birthday in style, with a three-day Lost Weekend in Las Vegas. Instead of toasting their success with 21 shots, we've decided to spotlight 21 of their releases, showcasing Matador's great diversity and tastemaking talents.

For a sampling of these artists and more Matador acts, check out this playlist.