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Omar Kholeif
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PopMatters Associate Music Editor

Omar Kholeif is an Egyptian-born, UK-based writer, editor and curator. His writing appears regularly in The Guardian, Art Monthly, PopMatters, Film International, Advocate, Frieze, What


Monday, October 19 2009

From CD to MP3: The Degradation of Music Curating

So much of our musical landscape has changed. Rarely do I invite someone over to listen to an album over coffee, rarely do I make a mix CD for a friend, and what used to be an exciting outing to an independent music store has increasingly become a distant memory, as these autonomous ventures continue to fold


Sunday, February 20 2011

Hercules and Love Affair: Blue Songs

Blue Songs finds Adam Butler and his crew of collaborators laying back -- turning the dance floor into an ethereal contemplation, unrepentant debauchery, retro revivalism, and slow-burning House.

Tuesday, February 1 2011

Sheryl Crow: Icon 2

The greatest female rock vocalist of the 1990s is celebrated in a two-disc compilation from Universal.

Wednesday, December 15 2010

Norah Jones: ...Featuring

What does it sound like to be a guest at your own party? This collection reveals that it is quite a variable affair.

Tuesday, November 16 2010

Athlete: Singles 01-10

Athlete are devoid of melodic affability. Go on. I dare you to list five of the group’s biggest hits? Stumped?

Monday, November 15 2010

Dixie Chicks: The Essential Dixie Chicks

This is an evocative selection that captures a profound recent history not only in the Dixie Chicks’ career, but in the recent history of female country music.


Sunday, April 18 2010

'This Is England': Reconciling British Identity

On the 20th anniversary of Warp Records, PopMatters staff member Omar Kholeif takes a look back at one of the most influential films in Warp's film catalogue.

Monday, January 11 2010

Revisiting: Miranda July’s ‘Me and You and Everyone We Know’

The author takes a critical look, at what is arguably one of the best, and quirky films of the last decade.

Monday, September 21 2009

Discover: Isosceles...

Troubled Times by Holcombe Waller (Sound Affects) [16.Sep.09]
Paper Planes: Doris Day (Single) (Sound Affects) [15.Sep.09]
Hole: Pretty on the Inside (Sound Affects) [1.Sep.09]
Revisiting 'Sex and the City' (Channel Surfing) [23.Aug.09]
This 'Fish Tank' Is a Harsh Place (Short Ends and Leader) [9.Aug.09]
Zach Galifianakis Sings About Love (Sound Affects) [6.Aug.09]
You, The Living (Short Ends and Leader) [30.Jul.09]
Gaga for Fame (Sound Affects) [28.Jul.09]
Fiona Apple: Tidal (Sound Affects) [26.Jul.09]
Grace Around the World (Sound Affects) [21.Jul.09]
Abbas Kiarostami's 'Shirin' (Short Ends and Leader) [20.Jul.09]
PREVIEW: Lars von Trier's 'Antichrist' (Short Ends and Leader) [17.Jul.09]
Patti Smith: Peace and Noise (Sound Affects) [14.Jul.09]
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