Ben is a writer, editor and partly reformed music snob living near Boston. He has a website, like everyone else.
Monday, July 31 2006
Some of the artists living the life talk about Chicago's rap scene. Plus, PopMatters names the top 10 Chicago hip-hop up-and-comers.
Tuesday, December 16 2014
When everyone feels they can be an expert, how do you reassert your ownership over a topic? By waiting for its crossover moment.
Tuesday, July 8 2014
Parenthood comes with a lot of change, and a lot of decisions to be made, including this one: What’s your musical strategy?
Sunday, May 18 2014
You just want to drive fast and listen to your favorite song. Your "smart" car may have other ideas. Welcome to the future.
Wednesday, March 19 2014
Forgotify serves as an entry into an internet wormhole, into the many songs that streaming listeners forgot, and it shows us a lot about our habits in the process.
Wednesday, January 8 2014
Obsessive collection, mainstream mocking, and a never-ending list of styles. It’s no surprise that so many music nerds turn into beer geeks, as well.
Thursday, July 7 2005
The kind of album that can make even the most hardened cynic think twice before issuing judgment.