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Dan Raper

Dan Raper has been writing about music for PopMatters since 2005. Prior to that he did the same thing for his college newspaper and for his school newspaper before that. Of course he also writes fiction, though his only published work is entitled “Gamma-secretase exists on the plasma membrane as an intact complex that accepts substrates and effects intramembrane cleavage”. He is currently studying medicine at the University of Sydney, Australia.


Features

Wednesday, April 16 2008

Alan Wilkis [Brooklyn, NY]

Unlike many of his fellow Brooklynites, whose boundary-pushing is an aesthetic in and of itself, Alan Wilkis has no fear of pop.


Sunday, December 9 2007

The Best Electronica of 2007

As electronic music's edges bleed out all over the genre map, some sounds have been resurrected, others minimally revised, but the sum total shows a genre that, diffuse identity or not, continues to exert its pull on rock, pop, and the dancefloor.


Reviews

Sunday, November 8 2009

Efterklang and the Danish National Chamber Orchestra: Performing Parades

Efterklang, a Danish band, teams up with the national chamber orchestra for this CD/DVD performance of their latest album


Monday, November 2 2009

Julian Casablancas: Phrazes for the Young

The singer-songwriter of the Strokes has finally released his solo debut. The wait was worth it.


Monday, November 2 2009

Jamie T: Kings & Queens

I’m sorry, I know England loves this guy, but something about him rings false.


Sunday, November 1 2009

Max Richter: Memoryhouse

Fat Cat reissues Max Richter's debut album from 2002.


Sunday, October 25 2009

Devendra Banhart: What Will We Be

“I know I look high," Banhart sings on his new album, “but I’m just free-dancing." If only we could join him.


Röyksopp: Junior [22.Mar.09]
Laneway Festival [1.Mar.09]
Asobi Seksu: Hush [17.Feb.09]
The Rapture: Tapes [19.Nov.08]
Lunglight [10.Sep.08]
Sigur Ros [21.Aug.08]
Munk: Cloudbuster [17.Jul.08]
Studio:Yearbook 2 [24.Jun.08]
Jamie Lidell: Jim [27.Apr.08]
Jim Noir: Jim Noir [20.Apr.08]
Jens Lekman [10.Apr.08]
Moby: Last Night [31.Mar.08]
Okkervil River [12.Mar.08]
Murcof: Cosmos [1.Oct.07]
Tunng: Good Arrows [23.Sep.07]
The Lonely H: Hair [23.Sep.07]
Eulogies: Eulogies [20.Sep.07]
Norton: Kersche [3.Sep.07]
M.I.A.: Kala [19.Aug.07]
Simple Kid: Two [8.Aug.07]
The Gnomes: II [12.Jul.07]
Battles: Mirrored [29.May.07]
You Am I: Convicts [22.Jan.07]
Akon: Konvicted [14.Jan.07]
Burial: Burial [7.Jan.07]
Tiga: Sexor [9.Nov.06]
Devastations: Coal [20.Oct.06]
Luca: Sick of Love [30.Aug.06]
Matthew Herbert [22.Aug.06]
Editors: Rarities [17.Aug.06]
Moloko: Catalogue [26.Jul.06]
Geka: Station [24.Jul.06]
Evermore: Dreams [23.May.06]
The Presets: Beams [16.Apr.06]
Placebo: Meds [3.Apr.06]
Clogs: Lantern [8.Mar.06]
Knut: Terraformer [10.Jan.06]

Blogs

Friday, December 18 2009

Slipped Disc: The Very Best – Warm Heart of Africa

Albums that missed our Top 60 Albums list, but at least one of our writers loves.


Monday, December 10 2007

M.I.A.: Kala [$9.98]


Thursday, December 6 2007

Okkervil River - The Stage Names [$14.98]


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