Category Archives: Music

May 2015 albums

Here are the album reviews I wrote for the May issue of EL Magazine, which was distributed in Tokyo last week. Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit -Courtney Barnett (Milk!/Traffic) Carousel One -Ron Sexsmith (Cooking Vinyl/Imperial) … Continue reading

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April 2015 albums

Here are the album reviews I wrote for the April issue of EL Magazine, which was distributed in Tokyo last week. What Happens Next -Gang of Four (Victor) Citizen Zombie -The Pop Group (Freaks R Us/Victor) Though not an integrated … Continue reading

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March 2015 albums

Here are the album reviews I wrote for the March issue of EL Magazines, which was distributed in Tokyo last week. Non-Fiction -Ne-Yo (Motown/Universal) Black Messiah -D’Angelo and the Vanguard (RCA/Sony) The title of Ne-Yo’s sixth album is a dodge. … Continue reading

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February 2015 albums

Here are the album reviews I wrote for the February issue of EL Magazine, which was distributed in Tokyo on January 25. No Cities to Love -Sleater-Kinney (Sub Pop/Traffic) A Better Tomorrow -Wu-Tang Clan (Warner) It can’t be said enough … Continue reading

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Best albums 2014

I think it was a great year for music in general, but since my living circumstances changed radically last February I haven’t been able to listen to new stuff in as dedicated a way as I used to. Much of … Continue reading

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January 2015 albums

Here are the album reviews I wrote for the January issue of EL Magazine, which was distributed in Tokyo on Christmas Day. The London Sessions -Mary J. Blige (Capitol/Universal) Rock or Bust -AC/DC (Sony) Mary J. Blige is one of … Continue reading

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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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