Enio is an MA graduate in Music Sociology who has written his thesis on the cultural regulation of Jamaican dancehall music by the Stop Murder Music campaign. He was born and raised in Toronto, Canada, and has an honours BA degree from the University of Toronto in Equity Studies and Sociology. Enio enjoys understanding the cultural implications of music and how music reinforces cultural identity.
Sunday, December 22 2013
This year's list of the most disappointing albums of 2013 reads like the "best of" list from four or five years ago. It shouldn't be surprising how these tides turn, but it always is.
Tuesday, January 22 2013
The best scares aren't the cheap ones, where the cat jumps out of a closet, but rather, those moments that make your heart race.
Tuesday, December 13 2011
The selections on this list aren't necessarily bad albums -- some actually happen to be among the most critically acclaimed of this year. In some cases, it's just that the albums weren't what fans were expecting, and in others, they were exactly what they were expecting.
Wednesday, July 6 2011
Sam Phillips set up a subscription service for her fans to get entire EPs of new music before she had anything even written. Not only did she survive, but she's produced some of most daring music of her career, and tells PopMatters all about it ...
Monday, December 13 2010
Considering the caliber of artistry here, some of them are major disappointments, while others were simply predictable, but failed to deliver on the off-chance hope that it could have been better.
Wednesday, October 29 2014
Betty Who's debut album is not the standout debut that this charismatic pop star deserves.
Thursday, October 2 2014
Lia Ices' third album is nothing short of folk style innovation.
Tuesday, August 19 2014
With the help of Gotye, you can't help but feel like Kimbra's follow up to her magnificent debut squanders her undeniable talent.
Wednesday, June 4 2014
Ndegeocello returns with her 11th studio album, which is a minimalist album that will leave you wondering what could have been if more was layered onto these fairly bare bones.
Wednesday, May 21 2014
Michael Jackson's Xscape is free of his dated style and is all the better for it.
Thursday, April 24 2014
The frenetic Courtney Love is back, only this time she's using her solo name.
Thursday, April 24 2014
The '90s are back! With Meshell Ndegeocello, Courtney Love, Tori Amos and now Veruca Salt all on the cusp of releasing new records this year, this '90s music fanboy's heart is about to explode.
Thursday, April 17 2014
Meshell Ndegeocello's newest track from her forthcoming album Comet, Come to Me is one of the best she's delivered since she jumped ship from Madonna's Maverick label.
Friday, January 24 2014
Up and coming new wave band Mirror Talk debut a gender bending homoerotic video for single "Don't".
Wednesday, January 15 2014
After the surprise release of quite possibly her best album to date, it's time to have a look at the tracks that propelled this R&B darling into super-stardom.