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Andrew Martin

Weekly newspaper reporter by day, music reviewer by night (OK, and by day, too). When he’s not writing for PopMatters, Andrew spends most of his time at online magazine Prefix and hip-hop site Potholes In My Blog.


Features

Sunday, July 5 2009

Tell 'em That It's Human Nature

All of the allegations and weirdness aside, Michael Jackson made an impact on music and culture that few ever have. It's for that reason that I cannot help but be at least mildly moved by his passing.


Reviews

Tuesday, August 24 2010

Moe Green: Rocky Maivia: Non-Title Match

Down-to-earth, everyman rhymes over soulful, jazzy, and spacey production will leave you wanting more from Moe Green.


Sunday, August 15 2010

Marco Polo: The Stupendous Adventures of Marco Polo

Fans of Marco Polo and his grimy NYC-based beats need this in their collections. Everyone else? Move along.


Monday, July 12 2010

Apollo Brown: The Reset

Apollo Brown's remix album, The Reset, represents another strong entry in the catalog of gritty, Detroit hip-hop.


Thursday, June 24 2010

Dark Time Sunshine: Vessel

Vessel is, to be completely blunt, a fantastically crafted rap record that may or may not have been created in our galaxy.


Monday, May 3 2010

Donwill: Don Cusack in High Fidelity

R&B-tinged hip-hop from Donwill, of Tanya Morgan, who uses his solo debut to pay homage to High Fidelity with mixed, though mostly positive, results.


k-os: Yes! [2.May.10]
Edan: Echo Party [14.Jan.10]
Jern Eye: Vision [15.Nov.09]
Brother Ali: Us [8.Oct.09]
D.Black: Ali'Yah [7.Oct.09]
Drake: So Far Gone [27.Sep.09]
Live at the Shrine [10.Feb.09]
Count Bass D: L7 [9.Feb.09]
PPP: Abundance [20.Jan.09]
Jurassic 5: J5 [7.Dec.08]
The Dirtbombs [10.Nov.08]
Elsiane: Hybrid [4.Sep.08]
Reks: Grey Hairs [14.Aug.08]
The Ting Tings [12.Aug.08]
PPT: Denglish [1.Jul.08]

Blogs

Thursday, December 10 2009

The Best Singles of 2009: The Dead Weather – "Hang You From the Heavens"

We've unveiled our 50 best singles of the year, but that's not really a lot of songs. So, here are others bubbling just under that 50 mark.


Wednesday, December 2 2009

D.Black - "Yesterday" (video)


Sunday, November 29 2009

Best Music Videos of 2009: Andrew Martin


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