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 // 146 Articles
Blogs // 27 Articles

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."


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.


Melissa Etheridge: MEmphis Rock and Soul | 20 Oct 2016 // 9:10 PM

MEmphis Rock and Soul finds Etheridge lacking the secret ingredient that once made these songs timeless classics.

John Brown's Body: Fireflies | 13 Oct 2016 // 3:25 AM

With their 12th record John Brown's Body become the poster children for commitment.


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

Indie Horror Month 2016: Executing 'The Deed'

// Moving Pixels

"It's just so easy to kill someone in a video game that it's surprising when a game makes murder difficult.

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