Colin McGuire
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PopMatters Music Reviews Editor

Colin McGuire is a TV writer 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 // 29 Articles
Columns // 94 Articles
Reviews // 168 Articles
Blogs // 27 Articles

The Sweet Spot Between Expression and Familiarity: An Interview with Becca Stevens | 12 Jun 2017 // 4:15 AM

Jazz-pop great Becca Stevens is breaking from being billed as a band to craft a progressive solo effort that will take many of her fans into new and fascinating places.

"They're All Just Fantastic": An Interview With Jade Eshete of 'Dirk Gently' | 3 Nov 2016 // 9:00 PM

Dirk Gently's Farah Black talks being a bad-ass and heading to Comic-Con for the first time


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.


Nathaniel Rateliff: In Memory of Loss (Reissue) | 11 Jun 2017 // 9:15 PM

Put out only seven years after its initial release, this reissue does little to expand its original incarnation.

'The Good Fight': "Chaos" Is Anything But as Season One Draws to a Close | 25 Apr 2017 // 11:00 AM

"Chaos" is a near-perfect ending to a near-perfect season of a near-perfect series.


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

U2's 'The Joshua Tree' Tour Reminds the Audience of their Politics

// Notes from the Road

"The Joshua Tree tour highlights U2's classic album with an epic and unforgettable new experience.

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