New 33 1/3 Books on Devo, Dead Kennedys, and Super Mario Bros Are Criticism Done Right

Devo, Dead Kennedys, Super Mario Bros

There’s an old, dismissive joke about music criticism: “Writing about music is like dancing about architecture–it’s a really stupid thing to want to do.” That’s funny, sure, but good music critics can dance like motherfuckers. Dancing is fun, it’s stimulating,… Continue Reading

[Playlist of the Week] 5 Retro Video Game Themes for E3

Sonic the Hedgehog title screen

Video games have played a large role in my nearly 30 years of life; so, too, has music. While video game OSTs (Original Soundtracks) don’t get the acclaim and recognition they often deserve, the right soundtrack can easily be replayed… Continue Reading