Category Archives: Music

December 2014 albums

Here are the album reviews I wrote for the December issue of EL Magazine, which was distributed in Tokyo last week. 1989 -Taylor Swift (Big Machine/Universal) Girls With Guitars (Ace/MSI) As Taylor Swift’s career arc has bent toward pop the … Continue reading

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November 2014 albums

Here are the album reviews I wrote for the November issue of EL Magazine, which was distributed in Tokyo on October 25. Syro -Aphex Twin (Warp/Beat) The Physical World -Death From Above 1979 (Last Gang/Victor) Richard James may be the … Continue reading

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October 2014 albums

Here are the album reviews I wrote for the October issue of EL Magazine, which was distributed in Tokyo on September 25. My Everything -Ariana Grande (Republic/Universal) Unlocked -Alexandra Stan (Victor) A lot of people seem to care that former-kid-star-turned-pop-diva-upstart … Continue reading

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September 2014 albums

Here are the album reviews I wrote for the September issue of EL Magazine, which was distributed in Tokyo last week. Alvvays (Polyvinyl/P-Vine) Nabuma Rubberband -Little Dragon (Because/Warner) Since pop and, especially, rock don’t exclusively belong to youth any more, … Continue reading

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August 2014 albums

Here are the album reviews I wrote for the August issue of EL Magazine, which was distributed in Tokyo last week. What Is This Heart? -How To Dress Well (Weird World/Hostess) In My World -Matthewdavid (Brainfeeder/Beat) Though Tom Krell’s evolution … Continue reading

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July 2014 albums

Here are the album reviews I wrote for the July issue of EL Magazine, which was distributed in Tokyo last week. Lazaretto -Jack White (Third Man/Sony) Turn Blue -The Black Keys (Nonesuch/Warner) It’s safe to say that classic guitar rock—blues-based, … Continue reading

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June 2014 albums

Here are the album reviews I wrote for the June issue of EL Magazine, which was distributed in Tokyo last weekend. Sheezus -Lily Allen (Parlophone/Warner) Shakira (RCA/Sony) You envy Lily Allen at your own peril. She’s one of the most … Continue reading

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