Archive

2021

March

An Unfairly Cranky Tour of Kyle Ruh’s Discography
Book Review: Love Lettering, by Kate Clayborn

February

Song Review (plus Illustrated Guide): Irina Kairatovna feat. De Lacure & Hiro, “Wu Kang”
The Podcast Life with ZaQ and Ace (and Me Making Mountains out of Molehills)
Of Over-identification, Bad Fan Behaviors, and Choice
Song Review: Yubin, “Perfume”
Song Review: Ninety One ft. Irina Kairatovna, “Taboo”
Song Review: SOPHIE, “UNISIL”

January

Song Review: Ninety One, “Oinamaqo” (with additional thoughts on their recent online concert)
If the Jew Is Forever Alienated from America, What Is the Half-Jew Alienated From?
I Have a Mailing List!
“How Can You Write About Pop Music at a Time Like This?”
A Biased Defense of Steve Winwood’s “Higher Love,” in Response to a Biased Criticism of Steve Winwood’s “Higher Love”

2020

December

Song Review: Bala & Ne1tron, “JJBSQ”
My Best-Liked Songs of 2020
Of the Red Cross, Communication, and My Good Blood Turned Bad

November

Song Review: Ninety One, “Señorita (Tekketekke)”
Song Review: Moonlight, “Mama uryspanyz”

October

A Minimally Helpful Guide to Ninety One
Against the Queenification of Blackpink
Song Reviews: Kim Namjoo, “Bird,” and Solar, “Spit It Out”
In Which My Bot Therapist Throws Me Some Softballs
Who Could Possibly Object to Cute Girls Laughing Their Way Through Relay Dances?

September

On the Dissolution of Sevenlight and the Future of Q-pop
A Cranky Response to an Alex Ross Piece on the Environmental Footprint of Digital Music
Song Review: EQ, “Darumen”
Song Review: Wonho, “Open Mind”

2019

September

On #BTSDontGo and Capitalism Versus Economic Nationalism