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John Paul
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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.


Reviews

Thursday, February 26 2015

Sonny & the Sunsets: Talent Night at the Ashram

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

Phosphorescent: Live at the Music Hall

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

Rumer: Into Colour

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

Dope Body: Lifer

Noise rockers explore a more varied palette with mixed results, admirable progress.


Sunday, December 7 2014

Frazey Ford: Indian Ocean

Former folkie Frazey Ford returns with a set of exceptional Memphis soul.


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