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January 2013 albums

Here are the album reviews I wrote for the Jan. issue of EL Magazine, which was distributed in Tokyo on Christmas Day. Koi No Yokan -Deftones (Reprise/Warner) King Animal -Soundgarden (Vertigo/Universal) Sacramento’s Deftones occupy an interesting position in the hard … Continue reading

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Notes on Summer Sonic 2012

What a difference a year makes. As with last year’s Summer Sonic, Tokyo edition, I started the festival Saturday morning with the first act on the Sonic Stage, which this year happened to be Kyary Pamyu Pamyu, the mostly self-invented … Continue reading

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January 2012 albums

Here are the album reviews I wrote for the Jan. 2012 issue of EL Magazine, which was distributed in Tokyo at the end of last year. Take Care -Drake (Cash Money/Universal) Talk That Talk -Rihanna (Def Jam/Universal) For some reason … Continue reading

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February 2011 albums

Here are the albums I wrote about for the Feb. issue of EL Magazine, which comes out today. Though we continue to use the term “CD” in the magazine, I’ve decided to change the related blog post to “album” since … Continue reading

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