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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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Best albums 2013

This post coincides with the final closure of Expert Witness, Robert Christgau’s wonderful blog, which, during its brief existence, garnered a following as dedicated and lively and acerbic as any you’ll find in cyberspace. Though I’ve only been a (semi-) … Continue reading

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August 2013 albums

Here are the album reviews I wrote for the August issue of EL Magazine, which was distributed in Tokyo on July 25. Born Sinner -J. Cole (Roc Nation/Sony) Yeezus -Kanye West (Def Jam/Universal) All rappers release mix tapes, but former … Continue reading

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Best albums 2011

During a year when my opportunities to hear live music decreased considerably, I would like to think I actually listened to more music. Having shifted my daily constitutionals from the morning to the evening in order to take advantage of … Continue reading

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December 2011 albums

Here are the albums I reviewed for the Dec. issue of EL Magazine, which was distributed in Tokyo last week. Crazy Clown Time -David Lynch (Sunday Best/Beat) The Less You Know, the Better -DJ Shadow (Island/Universal) If you came of … Continue reading

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