Ian Mathers
Features // 13 Articles
Reviews // 144 Articles
Blogs // 9 Articles

“But If We Did That, We’d Be Lying”: An Interview with Gareth Campesinos! | 3 Apr 2012 // 5:00 PM

Gareth Campesinos! talks about how a recent breakup affected the new record, the role that depression plays in his lyrics, and why touring is a weird thing to do.

R.E.M's 'Out of Time' Over Time | 5 Oct 2011 // 4:00 PM

On Out of Time, R.E.M. wasn't too big to be cool -- yet.


Regis: Manbait | 25 Nov 2015 // 3:09 AM

One of techno's leading lights doesn't put out many albums, but compilations like this are, if anything, even better

Van Morrison: Astral Weeks / His Band and the Street Choir | 12 Nov 2015 // 8:20 PM

These new re-releases of Morrison's mystical masterwork and its unheralded little brother are especially welcome.


Noises Sound Like the End: 13 Essential Mogwai Songs | 22 Jan 2014 // 3:00 AM

With the very fine new album Rave Tapes out this month, PopMatters looks back on Mogwai's rich career by picking 13 of the finest songs from the full span of the post-rock band's work.

//Mixed media

Because Blood Is Drama: Considering Carnage in Video Games and Other Media

// Moving Pixels

"It's easy to dismiss blood and violence as salacious without considering why it is there, what its context is, and what it might communicate.

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