Brice Ezell
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Brice Ezell reviews music, film, and books at PopMatters, and writes Notes on Celluloid, a column which covers the world of film music. His writing also appears in Sea of Tranquility and Glide Magazine (formerly Hidden Track). His short story, "Belle de Jour", was published in 67 Press' inaugural publication The Salmagundi: An Anthology. You can follow his attempts at wit on Twitter and Tumblr if you're so inclined. He is a PhD student in the department of English at the University of Texas at Austin.

Features // 28 Articles
Columns // 22 Articles
Reviews // 310 Articles
Blogs // 659 Articles
//Features

'OKNOTOK' and the Nostalgic Radiohead | 20 Jun 2017 // 3:15 AM

Radiohead completists already own much of what is on OKNOTOK, but those wanting to experience OK Computer for the first time need look no further than here.

"An Identity Crisis in a Good Way": An Interview with Will Stratton | 23 May 2017 // 3:28 AM

The upstate New York-based guitarist talks about his newest album, his intricate guitar technique, and the need to write music in tumultuous times.

//Columns

Jazz, Cocktails, and the Overlooked Players of Film Noir | 6 Jun 2017 // 10:00 PM

A noir protagonist usually finds himself encountering a new danger around each corner. A jazz musician, in venturing into the throes of an intricate composition, must also anticipate the unknown.

Barack Obama Bio 'Audacity' Is at War With Itself | 17 Jan 2017 // 9:30 PM

Chait's defense of gradualist politics-as-usual undermines the supposedly audacious achievements of President Barack Obama and the Democratic Party.

//Reviews

Steven Wilson: To the Bone | 16 Aug 2017 // 9:30 PM

With To the Bone, his foray into '80s progressive pop, Steven Wilson does something unusual: he writes happy songs.

'Straw Dogs' Searches for Human Nature but Finds Only Misogyny | 2 Aug 2017 // 4:30 AM

The iconic value of Sam Peckinpah's filmic capture of human depravity doesn't outweigh its tired nihilism and especially its misogyny.

//Blogs

Clint Mansell - "Faith, Hope, Fear and Falling in Love" (audio) (premiere) | 1 Dec 2016 // 7:01 AM

Clint Mansell joins an impressive crop of composers with his contribution to the buzz-heavy show Black Mirror.

The Good and Bad of ACL 2016 Weekend Two | 17 Oct 2016 // 4:46 AM

No music festival is perfect, but with its stacked lineup and orderly schedule Austin City Limits Festival 2016 is a success in all the important ways.

//Mixed media
//Blogs

U2's 'The Joshua Tree' Tour Reminds the Audience of their Politics

// Notes from the Road

"The Joshua Tree tour highlights U2's classic album with an epic and unforgettable new experience.

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