Chris Payne is a music journalist and former college radio music director from New Jersey. He also writes at criticalmob.com and blogs at betterlookingppl.tumblr.com.
Monday, November 7 2011
Ten years into their synth-poppy career, Ladytron's music is still frigid and shows no signs of thawing.
Tuesday, September 6 2011
Well-meaning Midwestern pop-rockers unleash a back-to-school record for the Bamboozle set
Thursday, July 28 2011
Venerable alt-country bingers double dip on fan-approved album series.
Monday, June 27 2011
From predicting riots to predicting new album models... For a band once built around spry choruses and chugging guitars, this is a costly error indeed.
Thursday, June 16 2011
Brooklyn mope rockers evoke decades' worth of doom and gloom.
Friday, July 29 2011
Though the troubled UK singer seems to fit the bill for rock 'n' roll's fabled 27 Club, Amy Winehouse will almost surely face some resistance.