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.
Wednesday, April 8 2015
Bringing a broader instrumental palette, more cinematic in scope than their debut, Lord Huron aims high and largely succeeds.
Tuesday, April 7 2015
With a pair of singles, Yoko Ono furthers her case for artistic relevance as a proponent of fringe music that, like much of her back catalogue, was never intended for mass consumption.
Monday, April 6 2015
Forgoing a more exploratory route, José James delivers a set of pleasantly predictable Billie Holiday covers.
Monday, March 23 2015
Forgoing the obvious hits and contemporary pop star collaborators, iconoclast Van Morrison raises the bar for what duet albums can and should be.
Tuesday, March 10 2015
On their third release, Australia’s Dick Diver up the ante in terms of what indie pop can and should be.