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
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
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
The greatest female rock vocalist of the 1990s is celebrated in a two-disc compilation from Universal.
Wednesday, December 15 2010
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 are devoid of melodic affability. Go on. I dare you to list five of the group’s biggest hits? Stumped?
Monday, November 15 2010
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
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.
Thursday, April 1 2010
Monday, January 11 2010
The author takes a critical look, at what is arguably one of the best, and quirky films of the last decade.