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 // 28 Articles
Columns // 94 Articles
Reviews // 156 Articles
Blogs // 27 Articles

"They're All Just Fantastic": An Interview With Jade Eshete of 'Dirk Gently' | 3 Nov 2016 // 8:00 PM

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

The Best R&B of 2015 | 16 Dec 2015 // 8:00 PM

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


Covering Cover Songs | 4 May 2015 // 9:30 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 // 8:29 PM

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


John Legend: Darkness and Light | 7 Dec 2016 // 8:25 PM

John Legend's latest proves the adage that in soul music, darkness is always better than light.

Convoluted "Weaponized Soul" Does Not Play Fair With the Viewer | 7 Dec 2016 // 5:58 AM

No, Max Landis! You can't do that!


The Top 20 Jay-Z Songs to Date | 2 Jul 2013 // 12:00 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 // 3:00 AM

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

//Mixed media

Here Comes the Bloom: Timothy Bloom Takes Hip-Hop to the Sock-Hop

// Sound Affects

"More sock-hop than hip-hop, soulster Timothy Bloom does a stunning '50s revamp on contemporary R&B.

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