AJ Ramirez
Sound Affects Editor
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//Features

The Year Alternative Went Massive and Defined a Decade | 29 Sep 2011 // 5:00 PM

Above all else, musically 1991 will forever be remembered as the year alterna-rock conquered the masses. PopMatters explores how alternative became the dominant form of rock music in the '90s.

In the Lap of the Gods: The First Five Queen Albums | 8 Jun 2011 // 5:00 PM

Consummate showmen and masters of the studio environment, in their first five albums the members of British rock group Queen transformed from ambitious contenders into elite practitioners of the genre.

//Reviews

Various Artists: Millions Like Us: The Story of the Mod Revival 1977-1989 | 22 Jan 2015 // 9:05 PM

The resurgent mod scene of the late 1970s gets its due.

Pixies: Doolittle 25 | 2 Dec 2014 // 9:06 PM

It's been 25 years sinceDoolittle first screamed about slicing up eyeballs and the numerical properties of deities. Now, we live in wake of its seismic impact.

//Blogs

Looking for the Girl That Meets Supply with Demand: ABC's 'The Lexicon of Love' | 28 Jan 2015 // 4:00 AM

“Martin, maybe one day you’ll find true love." ABC's sumptuous critique of romance is a masterful blend of disco, New Wave pop, and golden age Hollywood glamor.

Caught in the Machine: Nine Inch Nails - "Suck" | 15 Dec 2014 // 4:55 AM

The nasty little piece of work that is the Broken EP ends with Trent Reznor bringing a previous side-project collaboration fully under the Nine Inch Nails umbrella.

//Mixed media
//Blogs

Double Take: 'The French Connection' (1971)

// Short Ends and Leader

"You pick your feet in Poughkeepsie, and we pick The French Connection for Double Take #18.

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