John is a Michigan-based musician and writer. He currently reviews music for PopMatters and Spectrum Culture, while also working his way through his ever-expanding record collection at www.tumblr.com/blog/vinylcompulsion.
Thursday, February 26 2015
This noble experiment often overextends its reach, but does so with such charming confidence you can’t help but enjoy its ramshackle pop confections.
Thursday, February 19 2015
A sprawling, hits-heavy live album reminiscent of classic rock’s golden era, Phosphorescent’s Live at the Music Hall serves as a near-perfect introduction to this exceptional band.
Wednesday, February 11 2015
With her third release, Anglo-Pakistani singer-songwriter Rumer fully embraces the influences she’s merely hinted at on previous releases. The results are near-perfect.
Monday, December 8 2014
Noise rockers explore a more varied palette with mixed results, admirable progress.
Sunday, December 7 2014
Former folkie Frazey Ford returns with a set of exceptional Memphis soul.