It's Good to Be Afraid of Pablo in 'Escobar: Paradise Lost'

It's Good to Be Afraid of Pablo in 'Escobar: Paradise Lost'

By Cynthia Fuchs

Benicio del Toro is perfect as the infamous drug lord. He looms in frames even when he's off to the side, pressed into a lower corner or out of focus. 2 Jul 2015 // 7:59 AM

Read more
//Recent Reviews
Grand Magus: Triumph and Power

Triumph and Power is exactly what we’ve come to expect from Grand Magus -- and if you approach this album hoping for anything other than pure heavy metal made for any decade, you’ve found yourself on the wrong longboat destined for Vahalla.

READ more
Not Even Letters Can Solve the Mystery of Who Leonard Bernstein Really Was

The most fascinating element about Leonard's Bernstein’s letters is that he was inventing a character his entire life.

READ more
+/- (Plus/Minus): Jumping the Tracks

Despite a few flashes of skill, +/- (Plus/Minus) doesn't do enough on Jumping the Tracks to seem anything more than "meh".

READ more
The Reverend Horton Heat: REV

After a brief detour into alt-country flavored punkabilly, Reverend Horton Heat sparks up some more of their old fire on their 11th studio album.

READ more

5 Feb 2014 // 3:02 AM

Dave Hause: Devour

Devour has an air of craft and a deft sense of arrangement that will appeal to those tired of the Gaslit mediocre sleeve tattoo music currently purveyed by world-weary 20-something rock stars of today.

READ more
Through the Sparks: Invisible Kids

Through the Sparks already have an impressive discography, but this collection shows just how many great sounds exist outside of their proper records.

READ more
Juan Wauters: N.A.P. North American Poetry

This album is surely pleasant, but the moments that stick happen when we forget Wauters' ties to his band, the Beets, and there could be more of those moments here.

READ more
‘Tim’s Vermeer’, Penn and Teller, Magic and Painting

Tim's Vermeer asks you to reconsider what artists do, and how that very question becomes a measure of the cultures they reflect and produce.

READ more
The New Mendicants: Into the Lime

Joe Pernice, Teenage Fanclub's Norman Blake, and the Sadies' Mike Belitsky give us a lush collection of clever but bittersweet songs on Into the Lime.

READ more
The Show Ponies: We’re Not Lost

Bluegrass/old-timey outfit offers a sophomore disc.

READ more
More Recent Reviews
//Mixed media
//Blogs

PopMatters is on a short summer publishing break. We resume Monday, July 6th.

// Announcements

"PopMatters is on a short summer publishing break. We resume Monday, July 6th.

READ the article