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.
Tuesday, September 24 2013
Sheryl Crow makes a none-surprising, but notable foray into country music territory.
Wednesday, September 18 2013
Placebo are back after a four-year hiatus with a record that is unsurprisingly similar to their last bunch of albums.
Tuesday, August 13 2013
Sam Phillips impresses once again with her pointedly short Push Any Button after her musical subscription project.
Tuesday, May 7 2013
She & Him's latest effort is the third volume of the exact same album they've already made twice.
Tuesday, April 16 2013
Charli XCX's debut album suffers from recycled previously released material, but it's her strong presence and magnificent pop sensibility that save it.
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.
Sunday, December 9 2012
PopMatters spotlights a few additional 2012 albums that didn't quite crack the Best 75 list.
Wednesday, May 9 2012
With every "Best of the '90s" retrospective comes a predictable list of entries. Here we've compiled a list of 15 albums that are often times overlooked as worthy of placing in these lists, and are too often underrated as some of the best records from the decade.
Wednesday, March 21 2012
With Madonna's 13th full-length studio album about to be released, we take a look at the ten best album-cuts that were never graced with the privilege of being officially released as a single.