Evan Sawdey
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PopMatters Interviews Editor

Evan Sawdey started contributing to PopMatters in late 2005, and has also had his work featured in publications such as SLUG Magazine, The Metro (U.K.), Soundvenue Magazine (Denmark), the Daily Dot, and many more. Evan has been a guest on HuffPost Live, RevotTV's "Revolt Live!", and WNYC's Soundcheck (an NPR affiliate), was the Executive Producer for the Good With Words: A Tribute to Benjamin Durdle album (available for free), and wrote the liner notes for the 2011 re-release of Andre Cymone's hit 1985 album A.C. (Big Break Records), the 2012 re-release of 'Til Tuesday's 1985 debut Voices Carry (Hot Shot Records), and many others. He is the co-founder and host of The Chartographers, a podcast for pop music nerds, and has hosted PopTalk for PopMatters. He currently resides in Chicago, Illinois. You can follow him @SawdEye should you be so inclined.

Features // 96 Articles
Columns // 1 Articles
Reviews // 514 Articles
Blogs // 167 Articles
//Features

Gasoline & Mirrors: An Interview With Bibio | 31 Mar 2016 // 9:30 PM

He's considered the folktronica producer du jour, but Stephen Wilkinson's art runs much deeper than that. His latest unleashes his inner pop instincts.

The Threat Down: Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert's Ten Biggest Controversies | 21 Mar 2016 // 9:30 PM

Although Stewart and Colbert both ended their runs with their reputations largely intact, one can't forget the duo's most controversial moments. This is the "Threat Down" Count Down.

//Columns

The 24-hour News Cycle Rhetoric Yields to Something Far More Human in 'The Promise: President Obama' | 17 Oct 2010 // 5:00 PM

This book works because it doesn't skimp on details: the reason behind every major Obama Year One decision is explained, and the result is fascinating. If only Alter toned down the declarative statements...

//Reviews

Phil Collins: 2016 Rhino Reissues (Part One) | 11 May 2016 // 9:10 PM

Not all of Collins' solo material deserves reverence, but it's obvious that there are some forgotten gems in his discography, making even casual fans wonder if they truly have both sides of his story.

Beyoncé: Lemonade | 27 Apr 2016 // 9:30 PM

Lemonade is that rare work where you will remember exactly where you were and exactly who you were with the first time you hear it.

//Blogs

Miracles of Modern Science - "Bad Body" (video) (premiere) | 4 May 2016 // 3:58 AM

Mean Dreams landed on PopMatters Best Pop Albums of 2015 list, and now the band premieres their danciest, most dramatic music video to date.

20 Questions: Miracles of Modern Science | 25 Feb 2016 // 8:00 AM

They may be a string section, but they made a pop disc great enough to land on our own Best Pop Albums of 2015 list. Now, they wanna talk about Foster the People (naturally).

//Mixed media
//Blogs

From Hungary to Hollywood: "The Undesirable"

// Short Ends and Leader

"At just over an hour, a lot happens in this broadly gestured, melodramatic story set in Transylvania.

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