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 // 136 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

William Bell: This Is Where I Live | 19 Jul 2016 // 9:20 PM

Soul survivor reunites with the label that launched his career and the result is captivating.

BrainDead, Season 1, Episode 4, "Wake Up Grassroots ..." | 14 Jul 2016 // 4:21 AM

Threats, public television, ants, and a knife: BrainDead's uneven fourth episode sets up what should be an important episode five.

//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

Double Take: 'The Public Enemy' (1931)

// Short Ends and Leader

"Maybe The Public Enemy is a swell dish. Or maybe it ain't so tough. The Steves take on the classic tale of beer and blood.

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