Benjamin is a fairweather cinephile and closet pop pushover from the affluent swamplands of Princeton, New Jersey. Nestled happily in the moist cocoon of post-graduate work at Northwestern University, he writes on music in his fleeting spare time and should probably be ignored at all costs.
Sunday, June 13 2010
While Hitchcock is famous for the humor that he injects into his thrillers, there are striking differences in the humor between his British and American periods.
Monday, September 22 2014
Unburdened of revolutionary duties, Syro offers a deeply rewarding expression of one of electronic music's most dependably brilliant talents.
Wednesday, September 3 2014
On his latest, deceptively quiet solo outing, legendary Dinosaur Jr. frontman J Mascis wisely lets his guitar do the talking.
Monday, August 25 2014
The UK progressive house duo is in transition on their latest full-length.
Wednesday, July 30 2014
The veteran Chicago rapper returns to his troubled hometown on a conscious album for a post-conscious age.
Wednesday, May 14 2014
The Quebecois electro-funk duo's fourth full-length is impossibly catchy, shamelessly referential, sonically lavish, and if lyrically underwhelming, still distinguished by flashes of wordplay and wit.
Tuesday, August 7 2012
Athens duo is releasing a recording a week of tectonic electric blues until they get signed for their full-length debut.
Thursday, May 12 2011
Monday, May 9 2011
International hip-hop superstars Buckwheat Groats show love for trees in their own special, highly satanic way in their latest, Baltimora-sampling single.
Monday, March 21 2011
Tuesday, October 26 2010
After disappearing in a puff of embarrassment, 10:10's misguided No Pressure deserves to be re-examined -- not because it didn't fail, but because nobody seems to get it.