Matt has been reviewing for PopMatters for only a short while, but he's been obsessed with music ever since he started forming memories. He watches way more TV and Netflix than he ever reads, but when he does read, he reads Bill Simmons' Grantland. He contributes to MVREMIX, as well as writes for his own blog, The-lysine-contingency.tumblr.com. He resides in Los Angeles.
It's All Right, It's All Right, Alllllll Right: U2's 'Achtung Baby' | 11 Oct 2011 // 5:00 PM
Pretty much everyone under the age of 35 views U2 as a bunch of overzealous assholes, but this 25-year-old can't help but still blast the group's 1991 masterpiece.
Marc Carroll: In Silence | 8 Nov 2011 // 4:00 PM
A couple of tracks stand out on their own, but In Silence, as a whole, is an awkward hodgepodge of Irish folk music and sappy piano ballads.
Deer Tick: Divine Providence | 3 Nov 2011 // 5:00 PM
There's a lack of musical exploration here, but the Providence alt-country rockers embrace their love for booze and rebellion more than ever on this record.