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Scott Elingburg
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Scott D. Elingburg is software analyst and freelance writer. His work has appeared in the South Carolina Review, the Southeast Review, Wide Awake Press Anthologies, MetroBeat (formerly Creative Loafing), Charleston Style and Design, and several other publications. Currently he is the reviews editor and regular contributor at the pop culture website, Stereo Subversion. He’s not much of a fisherman, but he does live in Charleston, SC with his wife, daughter, and three cats. Follow him on twitter @staticonthehifi.


Features

Tuesday, September 30 2014

Lit Up: The National's 'Alligator' and the Hope of Indie Rock

The National's seminal 2005 album Alligator shows the band, like America, to be lit up by white lights even as it is surrounded by darkness.


Monday, August 18 2014

Johnnyswim Love Their Place in the World

The duo Amber Sudano Ramirez and Abner Ramirez live, die, and make music with the overarching theme of gratefulness.


Sunday, February 12 2012

Five for the Power of Spice: Returning to the Golden Era of the Spice Girls

What the Spice Girls had, at the risk of sounding errantly uncool, was magical. It helped teenaged girls define themselves and their world; jump-started teenage boys’ libidos; provided common listening ground for parents and kids; and, best of all, encouraged exuberant positivity -- something sorely lacking from our hollow, joyless decade.


Reviews

Tuesday, September 16 2014

More Than Bjork: A Journey Through Iceland's Pop Music History

Blue Eyed Pop includes a trove of candid band shots, live performance photos and more that would otherwise go unseen by anyone outside of Iceland.


Tuesday, August 26 2014

Tracing the Mythos of Dylan, One Fan at a Time

The Dylanologists doesn't give up any answers about Dylan, but it does ask the right questions of people, on the trail through Dylan's America.


Wednesday, July 30 2014

'Romany and Tom', Ben Watt's Second Memoir, Is a Quiet, Reflective Tale

Watt, best known as a musician, DJ, and one-half of pop duo Everything But the Girl, takes a second foray into memoir with Romany and Tom.


Wednesday, July 9 2014

The Clientele: Suburban Light (Reissue)

The Clientele were one of the greatest triumphs of the fickle aughts, and also one of the most overlooked successes of indie pop.


Wednesday, May 21 2014

The Playbook of Marketing Was Turned on Its Ear by Social Media

Douglas Rushkoff’s Frontline: Generation Like discovers that teens, it seems, are happy to work for free, essentially doing the work of the advertisers.


Tristen: C A V E S [17.Apr.14]

Blogs

Wednesday, September 10 2014

List This! 10 Deep Tracks from the Interpol Discography

A scattering of some of the Interpol tracks you may have missed or skipped over in favor of those oh-so-relevant singles.


Wednesday, June 11 2014

List This! A Beginner's Guide to Blue Note Records

Blue Note, one of the foremost jazz record labels, is celebrating its 75th anniversary with a vinyl initiative, releasing highlights from its massive catalog over the course of two years. Here are some picks to get you started.


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