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.
Ladytron: Gravity The Seducer | 6 Nov 2011 // 2:00 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 // 4:00 PM
Well-meaning Midwestern pop-rockers unleash a back-to-school record for the Bamboozle set
Amy Winehouse: The 27 Club and Her Place in Music History | 28 Jul 2011 // 7:00 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.