Colin McGuire
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PopMatters Music Reviews Editor

Colin McGuire is a columnist and a Music Reviews Editor here at PopMatters, as well as an award-winning blogger and copy editor for the Frederick News-Post in Frederick, Maryland. He has worked in newspapers for five years, writing columns, editing stories and trying to make sure the medium doesn't completely fall off the Earth anytime soon. You can follow him on Twitter @colinpadraic.

Features // 27 Articles
Columns // 94 Articles
Reviews // 133 Articles
Blogs // 27 Articles
//Features

The Best R&B of 2015 | 16 Dec 2015 // 9:00 PM

Modern R&B could very well be in the midst of a new, insanely fruitful Golden Age.

Everything Is Easy: The Touring Lives of Third Eye Blind | 28 Jul 2015 // 10:00 PM

"I really, really look at the audience. I'm not one of those people who glosses over; I very directly, soberly engage. I'm going to look you in the eye. And you can just see this summer of America getting better."

//Columns

Covering Cover Songs | 4 May 2015 // 10:30 PM

Cover songs don't have to be all that bad. Just listen to what Becca Stevens and Jason Moran have been doing lately, and you'll see.

In Defense of Doing Away With Guilty Pleasures | 9 Mar 2015 // 9:29 PM

The CW's excellent Jane the Virgin reminds us there is no such thing as a true guilty pleasure.

//Reviews

BrainDead: Season 1, Episode 2, "Playing Politics..." | 23 Jun 2016 // 4:00 AM

The ants keep coming, the heads keep exploding, and episode two begins the process of a series getting into its groove.

BrainDead, Season 1, Episode 1, "The Insanity Principle ..." | 17 Jun 2016 // 4:00 AM

The Kings don't quite hit it out of the park with their first post-The Good Wife effort, but the pilot makes the series worth coming back to.

//Blogs

The Top 20 Jay-Z Songs to Date | 2 Jul 2013 // 1:00 AM

As Hov readies the release of Magna Carta Holy Grail, it's time to take a look at the 20 best songs his career has offered so far.

Hey Marseilles Soft-Rocks SXSW | 18 Mar 2013 // 4:00 AM

If a dive bar, tiny stage, and light beer couldn't phase this Seattle septet, nothing could.

//Mixed media
//Blogs

Intimacy with the Devil: Horror and 'the static speaks my name'

// Moving Pixels

"the static speaks my name creates an uncomfortable intimacy between the player and the protagonist.

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