Brice Ezell

Brice Ezell has written for PopMatters since 2011. His cultural criticism has also appeared in Consequence of Sound, Glide Magazine, and Sea of Tranquility. He earned his PhD in English at the University of Texas, where he specialized in modern and contemporary drama and theater.
Elbow Stay “Guerilla”: An Interview with Guy Garvey

Elbow Stay “Guerilla”: An Interview with Guy Garvey

Weeks after his 50th birthday, Guy Garvey talks about Elbow’s electric new album, their wildest since their 2008 breakthrough The Seldom Seen Kid.

The 10 Best Oasis Songs From the B-Sides

The 10 Best Oasis Songs From the B-Sides

Oasis kept putting out singles all throughout their career, spawning some pretty memorable B-side tracks. Here are ten of their best.

Sarah Jarosz Is Electrified By Her New Music

Sarah Jarosz Is Electrified By Her New Music

Polaroid Lovers, the seventh studio LP by Grammy-winning songwriter Sarah Jarosz, finds the songwriter capturing a new energy with her take on American music.

‘The Harmony Codex’: Steven Wilson’s ‘Cinema for the Ears’

‘The Harmony Codex’: Steven Wilson’s ‘Cinema for the Ears’

“If there was an agenda, it was to not have an agenda at all,” Steven Wilson says of his seventh solo LP, The Harmony Codex, in this extended interview.

The 10 Best Progressive Rock Albums of the 2000s

The 10 Best Progressive Rock Albums of the 2000s

This list is a reflection of the many great efforts of progressive rock artists of the 2000s and a tribute to the style’s most important musician of the decade.

M83 Get Lost in the Synth Clouds of ‘Fantasy’

M83 Get Lost in the Synth Clouds of ‘Fantasy’

With a bloated runtime and a tendency toward monochromatic synth textures, M83’s ninth studio record Fantasy indulges one too many of the group’s clichés.

Nickel Creek Repeat Themselves Anew on ‘Celebrants’

Nickel Creek Repeat Themselves Anew on ‘Celebrants’

Celebrants finds Nickel Creek returning after nearly a decade. Sean and Sara Watkins tell PopMatters about finding creativity in repetition and their ambitious new album.

Belgian Rockers dEUS Wonder ‘How to Replace It’

Belgian Rockers dEUS Wonder ‘How to Replace It’

The long-running Belgian rock outfit dEUS’ first LP in 11 years is a mixed bag, but it shows that they haven’t lost their experimental verve.

The 10 Best Warren Zevon Lyrics

The 10 Best Warren Zevon Lyrics

With Warren Zevon’s acerbic, graceful, and macabre wit still lingering long after his death, we look back on his most lasting lyrical contributions.

Lera Lynn Hits a Career High with ‘Something More Than Love’

Lera Lynn Hits a Career High with ‘Something More Than Love’

Lera Lynn’s ability to balance some of her most personal lyrical matter with a newfound pop ebullience comes through resoundingly on Something More Than Love.

Porcupine Tree Return with a Question Mark on ‘Closure/Continuation’

Porcupine Tree Return with a Question Mark on ‘Closure/Continuation’

Closure/Continuation captures and rejuvenates the cerebral and melancholic mood that’s Porcupine Tree’s signature, but uncertainty hangs over the proceedings.