Morgan Troper
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Morgan Troper is a freelance writer currently living in PDX, Oregon.

Reviews // 17 Articles
Blogs // 13 Articles

Ken Stringfellow: Danzig in the Moonlight | 11 Dec 2012 // 4:03 PM

Once in awhile on Danzig in the Moonlight, Stringfellow will hit it out of the park, but not often enough to overturn his low batting average.

Art Garfunkel: The Singer | 30 Sep 2012 // 5:03 PM

At 28 tracks, The Singer's batting average isn't too spectacular.


Favorite Things: The Top 15 Replacements Songs | 17 Oct 2012 // 12:00 AM

In the wake of a recently-announced limited-edition covers EP, the merest inkling of a full-fledged Replacements reunion is reason enough to re-explore the revered cult band's songbook. Here are 15 of best songs by one of America's finest rock groups with a full playlist at the end.

Girls, Girls, Girls, Etc.: Elvis Costello - "Night Rally" and "Radio Radio" | 4 Sep 2012 // 2:00 AM

"Night Rally" is threatening and filled with devastating imagery, and "Radio Radio" -- while no less subversive in its subject matter -- is more upbeat, and most satisfyingly, contains a proper resolution.

//Mixed media

Because Blood Is Drama: Considering Carnage in Video Games and Other Media

// Moving Pixels

"It's easy to dismiss blood and violence as salacious without considering why it is there, what its context is, and what it might communicate.

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