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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

Wednesday, April 8 2015

Lord Huron: Strange Trails

Bringing a broader instrumental palette, more cinematic in scope than their debut, Lord Huron aims high and largely succeeds.


Tuesday, April 7 2015

Yoko Ono: Antony & Yoko / Yoko Ono & John Zorn

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

José James: Yesterday I Had the Blues: The Music of Billie Holiday

Forgoing a more exploratory route, José James delivers a set of pleasantly predictable Billie Holiday covers.


Monday, March 23 2015

Van Morrison: Duets: Re-Working The Back Catalogue

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

Dick Diver: Melbourne, Florida

On their third release, Australia’s Dick Diver up the ante in terms of what indie pop can and should be.


Rumer: Into Colour [11.Feb.15]
Dope Body: Lifer [8.Dec.14]
JAWS: Be Slowly [15.Oct.14]
Ruby Fray: Grackle [30.Sep.14]
Lewis: L'Amour [5.Aug.14]
Ginger Baker: Why? [25.Jul.14]
Beverly: Careers [29.Jun.14]
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