Category Archives: Music

Best albums of 2015

In a word, this was a great year for hip-hop, as evidenced by the worldwide acclaim for To Pimp a Butterfly, a record I listened to a lot, and the only reason it didn’t land on this list was probably … Continue reading

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January 2016 albums

Here are the album reviews I wrote for the January issue of EL Magazine, which was distributed in Tokyo on Christmas Day. Product -Sophie (Numbers/Beat) Communion -Years & Years (Interscope/Universal) Pop music continues to evolve despite isolated gripes about how … Continue reading

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December 2015 albums

Here are the album reviews I wrote for the December issue of EL Magazine, which was distributed in Tokyo on Nov. 25. Purpose -Justin Bieber (Def Jam/Universal) Made in the A.M. -One Direction (Sony) Whatever your opinion of Justin Bieber, … Continue reading

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October 2015 albums

Here are the album reviews I wrote for the October issue of EL Magazine, which was distributed in Tokyo on September 25. We Were Here -Boy (Groenland/Victor) Cranekiss -Tamaryn (Mexican Summer/P-Vine) What was really lost when the album format became … Continue reading

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September 2015 albums

Here are the album reviews I wrote for the September issue of EL Magazine, which was distributed in Tokyo last week. Into the Deep -Galactic (P-Vine) Choose Your Weapon -Hiatus Kaiyote (Sony) It says something about the territory Galactic covers … Continue reading

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August 2015 albums

Here are the album reviews I wrote for the August issue of EL Magazine, which was distributed in Tokyo last week. Perpetual Motion People -Ezra Furman (Bella Union/Hostess) The Life and Times of Drewford Alabama -Drewford Alabama (P-Vine) Few millennial … Continue reading

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July 2015 albums

Here are the album reviews I wrote for the July issue of EL Magazine, which was distributed in Tokyo last week. In Colour -Jamie xx (Young Turks/Hostess) Animation -Young Juvenile Youth (Beat) Though Jamie xx’s solo album has been anticipated … Continue reading

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