Benjamin is a cineaste, pop pushover, amateur Twitter comedian, and lover of all things pretentious from the affluent swamplands of Princeton, New Jersey. Nestled happily in the moist cocoon of post-graduate work at Northwestern University, he writes on music in his fleeting spare time and should probably be ignored at all costs.
Monday, June 14 2010
While Hitchcock is famous for the humor that he injects into his thrillers, there are striking differences in the humor between his British and American periods.
Thursday, May 16 2013
Eclectic producer Stephen Wilkinson's seventh studio album is a richly textured, often pretty, but strangely detached effort.
Wednesday, May 15 2013
Chicago indie rockers top last year's solid Pre Language with the most suffocating, prickliest post-punk they can manage.
Thursday, April 25 2013
Like José González's voice, Junip's self-titled second full-length rarely rises above atmospheric soft rock adequacy.
Wednesday, April 3 2013
The chameleonic producer's fourth album persists with his well-honed priorities: grooves over songs, moods over meanings, and textures over structures.
Monday, November 19 2012
The Weeknd's major-label debut compiles the three mixtapes that perked ears in 2011, plus three tracks from 2012, into a sprawling spectacle of ambient neo-soul nihilism.
Tuesday, August 7 2012
Athens duo is releasing a recording a week of tectonic electric blues until they get signed for their full-length debut.
Thursday, May 12 2011
Monday, May 9 2011
International hip-hop superstars Buckwheat Groats show love for trees in their own special, highly satanic way in their latest, Baltimora-sampling single.
Monday, March 21 2011
Tuesday, October 26 2010
After disappearing in a puff of embarrassment, 10:10's misguided No Pressure deserves to be re-examined -- not because it didn't fail, but because nobody seems to get it.