Jordan Blum

Jordan Blum is a Features Editor at PopMatters, as well as a contributor to PROG, Consequence of Sound, Kerrang!, The Recording Academy/GRAMMYS, The Prog Report, Metal Injection, and more. He's the author of two books— On Track: Jethro Tull and On Track: Dream Theater—and is currently working on a third in the series (about Opeth). Beyond that, he's the founder and Editor-in-Chief of The Bookends Review (an independent online creative arts journal) and he teaches creative and academic writing at various colleges around the Philly area. Feel free to contact him at JordanBlum87@yahoo.com, on Facebook, or on Twitter.
Between the Grooves: Green Day – ‘American Idiot’

Between the Grooves: Green Day – ‘American Idiot’

Part social commentary and part fictional narrative, Green Day's American Idiot came out of nowhere and impressed with its biting political subversion, exploration of teenage angst, love, and uncertainty, and perhaps most importantly, brilliant structures, transitions, and overall cohesion.

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