Category Archives: Music

August 2016 albums

Here are the album reviews I wrote for the August issue of EL Magazine, which was distributed in Tokyo July 25. Wildflower -The Avalanches (Universal) Cheetah EP -Aphex Twin (Warp/Beat) The Avalanches’ first and, until last week, only album has … Continue reading

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June 2016 albums

Here are the album reviews I wrote for the June issue of EL Magazine, which was distributed in Tokyo on May 25. Hopelessness -Anohni (Rough Trade/Hostess) Beautiful Lies -Birdy (Atlantic/Warner) In her past pop incarnation as Antony Hegarty, Anohni sang … Continue reading

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May 2016 albums

Here are the album reviews I wrote for the May issue of EL Magazine, which was distributed in Tokyo on April 25. This Unruly Mess I’ve Made -Macklemore & Ryan Lewis (Warner) Man About Town -Mayer Hawthorne (Victor) Reportedly, when … Continue reading

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March 2016 albums

Here are the album reviews I wrote for the March-April issue of EL Magazine, which was distributed in Tokyo Feb. 25. The Catastrophist -Tortoise (Thrill Jockey/P-Vine) Songs For Our Mothers -Fat White Family (Without Consent/Hostess) It’s become a thing to … Continue reading

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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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