Music, coffee, and film enthusiast from Nashville, TN whose work has been published at PopMatters as well as his personal journal and sometimes coffee house napkins.
As we reboot All Things Reconsidered, PopMatters will be starting with the Clash's London Calling, dissecting it from every angle, from track-by-track rundowns to a series of provocative, insightful essays.
Though the Japanese House's Imogen Heap-inspired dream pop feels light and euphoric at surface level, you don't have to dig too deep to hear the heartbreak and apathy darkening Good at Falling's mood.
Talos has created a unique emotional cocktail of wonder and melancholy with Far Out Dust, despite a few shortcomings.
With his return to Pedro the Lion, David Bazan searches for true self by reckoning with his past on this return to form that is Phoenix.
From Kanye tweets to Drake and Pusha T diss tracks to literary masterpiece "This Is America", 2018 was quite the year for rap. But if we had to boil it all down to just 10 albums, we think these are the cuts that truly rose above and summed up 2018 the best.
Pistol Annies offer hope through their heartbrokenness and comfort through community on their third album, Interstate Gospel.
Sam Beam is still able to express that nostalgic combination of melancholy and hope, even when taking a safe approach to songwriting on Weed Garden.
Mitski argues on Be the Cowboy that we are meant to be emotional people, and that being strong and independent often leads to loneliness.
For RYVOLI, Theories is a debut to be proud of, delivering a quiet strength in the midst of uncertainty with feathery harmonies and rich orchestrations.
The musical and vocal performances on K.T.S.E. are Teyana Taylor's strongest. But in terms of messaging, she still needs to get in formation.
Sam Nichol's raw vocal expression elevates "All Is Well's" emotion, building from light acoustic folk stylings to full-blown arena post-rock.
Here's 10 albums that never happened but are still discussed among fans and often recreated in some shape or form by the original artists, inspired musicians, or just hungry fans.
With Scorpion, Drake makes a cohesive argument for broadening our attention spans and enjoying life's music, regardless of runtime.
Ye Season continues with what will be remembered as the most uplifting, cohesive, spiritual, and sonically excellent episode of Kanye West's serialized works.
Royce da 5'9"'s Book of Ryan offers vulnerability on family and addiction, but never sacrifices its energy to deliver the message.