John Bergstrom
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PopMatters Associate Music Editor

John Bergstrom has been writing various reviews and features for PopMatters since 2004. He has been a music fanatic at least since he and a couple friends put together The Rock Group Dictionary in third grade (although he now admits that giving Pat Benatar the title of "first good female rocker" was probably a mistake). He has done freelance writing for Trouser Pressonline, Milwaukee's Shepherd Express, and the late Milk magazine and website. He currently resides in Madison, Wisconsin with his wife and two kids, both of whom are very good dancers.

Features // 9 Articles
Reviews // 553 Articles
Blogs // 42 Articles
//Features

Can't Even Be Bothered: Two Great British Indie Rock Albums Turn 20 | 12 Mar 2012 // 6:00 PM

They are not the best-known or most-celebrated works by their respective bands. But Ride's Going Blank Again and the Charlatans' Between 10th and 11th are seminal touchstones of 1990s British indie rock, "Deluxe Anniversary Editions" or not.

The "Worst" of The Beatles: A Contradiction in Terms? | 12 Nov 2009 // 4:00 PM

Certainly not!

//Reviews

Various Artists: Sherwood at the Controls Volume 2 - 1985-1990 | 27 Jul 2016 // 9:20 PM

The seminal producer/mixer Adrian Sherwood engages Ministry, KMFDM, and the dude from Spearhead. All without losing touch with his post-punk and reggae roots.

Grace Jones: Warm Leatherette (Deluxe Edition) | 22 Jul 2016 // 3:48 AM

Though it was her fourth album, Warm Leatherette is really where it all started for the one and only Ms. Jones.

//Blogs

Swervedriver Unveil New Video for "Setting Sun", Announce Album Release Date | 14 Jan 2015 // 10:00 AM

Alt rock veterans Swervedriver have released the video for their new single, "Setting Sun", along with details of a new album and tour.

Ben Watt's Buzzin' Fly Electronic Label to Become a Catalogue Label | 12 Mar 2013 // 6:10 AM

Buzzin' Fly Records, the much-respected progressive house and electronic label, will stop releasing new material and become "archive only", according to founder Ben Watt.

//Mixed media
//Blogs

Bad Graphics Are Still Impressive in ‘Spirits of Xanadu’

// Moving Pixels

"Spirits of Xanadu wrings emotion and style out of its low fidelity graphics.

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