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Josh Langhoff
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PopMatters Associate Music Editor

Josh Langhoff is a church musician.  He’s written about music for The Village Voice, The Singles Jukebox, two EMP Pop Conferences, his church newsletter, his blogs Surfing in Babylon and The Flowtation Device, and the Burnside Writers Collective, where he also serves as music editor.


Monday, December 12 2011

The Book of Mormon: Contemporary Christian Album of 2011

Contemporary Christian Music could take a page or two out of The Book of Mormon.


Monday, March 24 2014

Los Buitres de Culiacan Sinaloa: Territorio Buitre

Smart-ass norteño punks hire a banda but don't let it play enough.

Sunday, March 16 2014

Various Artists: Las Bandas Románticas de América 2014

These two useful guides to regional Mexican radio hits should be way more entertaining.

Tuesday, February 18 2014

Raoul Björkenheim: eCsTaSy

Free-ish Finnish jazz guitarist alludes to ecstasy, makes solid album.

Monday, February 3 2014

Banda el Recodo de Cruz Lizárraga: Haciendo Historia

Banda el Recodo maintains its legend through hard work, commercial cunning and occasional coasting.

Monday, January 27 2014

La Flama De Tierra Caliente: Desde La Puerta De Tierra Caliente

Crowd-moving synth polkas are fast, cheap and way better than they need to be.

TEEN: In Limbo [30.Aug.12]
Riz MC: MICroscope [14.Aug.12]
Batida: Batida [16.May.12]
Flexible Music: fm [10.Apr.12]
Field Music: Plumb [29.Feb.12]
Escort: Escort [7.Feb.12]
Graffiti6: Colours [29.Jan.12]
Ke$ha: Cannibal [7.Dec.10]
Goose: Synrise [18.Oct.10]


Wednesday, March 6 2013

Rakim's Top 5 Rhythmic Effects in "Follow the Leader"

Rakim packs a lot into 50 couplets; get in the flow and you can picture like a photo.

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