Chris Payne

Chris Payne is a music journalist and former college radio music director from New Jersey. He also writes at criticalmob.com and blogs at betterlookingppl.tumblr.com.

Reviews // 6 Articles
Blogs // 1 Articles
//Reviews

Ladytron: Gravity The Seducer | 6 Nov 2011 // 3:00 PM

Ten years into their synth-poppy career, Ladytron's music is still frigid and shows no signs of thawing.

Every Avenue: Bad Habits | 5 Sep 2011 // 5:00 PM

Well-meaning Midwestern pop-rockers unleash a back-to-school record for the Bamboozle set

//Blogs

Amy Winehouse: The 27 Club and Her Place in Music History | 28 Jul 2011 // 8:00 PM

Though the troubled UK singer seems to fit the bill for rock 'n' roll's fabled 27 Club, Amy Winehouse will almost surely face some resistance.

//Mixed media
//Blogs

Culture Belongs to the Alien in 'Spirits of Xanadu'

// Moving Pixels

"The symbols that the artifact in Spirits of Xanadu uses are esoteric -- at least for the average Western gamer. It is Chinese culture reflected back at us through the lens of alien understanding.

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