I started writing about music the day I heard Ween’s GodWeenSatan album. Since then I’ve had nearly a hundred articles published and I don’t intend to stop anytime soon. Thanks for reading. Feel free to email me about anything really, as long as you don’t pee in the shower and own at least one Jesus and Mary Chain record.
Tuesday, November 26 2013
Placebo have been a cult band of reknown for years, but even after all this time, they are trying new things like taking guitars out of some songs completely, turning down offers to make more money, and loving their process more than ever.
Wednesday, October 2 2013
They were on the cusp of a mainstream breakthrough, but the synth-drenched pop woes of the Naked and Famous make for a sound to behold, and they tell PopMatters all about the insanity that has lead them to their long-awaited sophomore LP ...
Monday, May 13 2013
They started out under the shadow of the Pixies, but Kim Deal's band the Breeders not only became a beloved indie-rock staple, they also broke wide into the mainstream with Last Splash, now celebrating its 20th anniversary. Josephine Wiggs walks us through the album's creation, its new live legacy, and her feelings towards that little classic known as Pod.
Thursday, November 14 2013
Herein Wild skies above us and we owe it to ourselves to try and give it a reach and let us take it wherever it wants to take us.
Tuesday, May 28 2013
False Idols carries the credibility of a survivor, and is looking back honestly at the damage left by his journey.
Sunday, March 10 2013
The Next Day is tragic because this is the sound and words of a man who has become self-aware only after 40-plus years of making music.
Wednesday, February 19 2014
Sound Affects examines the recent trend of musical acts gaining popularity from word-of-mouth documentaries, using the cases of Death, Big Star, Anvil, and Rodriguez.
Thursday, February 28 2013
There are very few negative adjectives more brutally crippling than "pretentious". Very few can whittle away any pleasure from that description, and it’s often the kiss of death word when analyzing anyone’s artistic work.
Thursday, January 24 2013
Blowback is a pop album for the ages because like any great pop effort, it's based in the pleasure principle, but here Tricky takes it completely seriously.
Wednesday, November 21 2012
Fans should reasonably expect very little, if any, new Nine Inch Nails output in the near or distant future. Which means now is as good a time as any to get a little retrospective when it comes to trying to figure out Trent Reznor's best work within the NIN framework.
Thursday, August 30 2012
For the longest time, I’d auto-choose Nirvana's In Utero over its catchier predecessor Nevermind. It’s not embarrassing I chose In Utero for so long. But what is embarrassing is how I reached that conclusion.