Death Metal Is Officially Classic Rock (Rolling Stone)

Offbeat Rock Trailblazers King’s X Get a Book Worthy of Their Unique Saga (Rolling Stone)

How La Dispute Turn Real-Life Tragedy Into Post-Hardcore Poetry (Rolling Stone)

Brooklyn Anti-Fascist Metal Fest Was a Beacon for a Troubled Scene (Rolling Stone)

Winter Jazzfest 2019: 10 Best Things We Saw (Rolling Stone)

Jawbox Talk First Tour in More Than 20 Years: ‘This Year Made Sense’ (Rolling Stone)

Song You Need to Know: Krallice, "Wolf" (Rolling Stone)


Best of 2018: Digest (DFSBP)

The Band's Essential Albums (Rolling Stone)

20 Best Jazz Albums of 2018 (Rolling Stone)

Jazz Is Dance Music Again (Rolling Stone)

Van Morrison's 'Astral Weeks' Sideman Looks Back: 'I Was Lucky to Be There' (Rolling Stone)

Farewell, Frank Mullen: Suffocation's Death Metal Maestro Goes Out on Top (Rolling Stone)

Review: Rush (Rolling Stone)

Review: Peter Brötzmann and Heather Leigh (Rolling Stone)

Review: Charles Mingus (Rolling Stone)

'The Right Church': Why Clutch Endure (Rolling Stone)

Review: Esperanza Spalding (Rolling Stone)

Review: Tyshawn Sorey (Rolling Stone)

New Doc 'Fire Music' Sets the Record Straight on Free Jazz (Rolling Stone)

Review: Cécile McLorin Salvant (Rolling Stone)

Will Oldham: My Life in 15 Songs (Rolling Stone)

Niche Metal Podcast 'Radical Research' Represents the Best Kind of Online Fandom (Rolling Stone)

Review: Voivod (Rolling Stone)

Total Hardcore and Total Doom: Why Eyehategod Are One of America's Greatest Live Bands (Rolling Stone)

Review: Wayne Shorter (Rolling Stone)

Killing Joke at 40: Why These Trailblazing Veterans Are Still in Their Prime (Rolling Stone)

Review: Clutch (Rolling Stone)

Anthony Braxton’s Big Ideas: Why ‘Forces in Motion’ Is an Essential American Music Book (Rolling Stone)

Live Review: 2018 Newport Jazz Festival (Rolling Stone)

Review: Charles Lloyd and the Marvels + Lucinda Williams (Rolling Stone)

Review: John Coltrane (Rolling Stone)

"The Music vs. the Moment: On 'Criticism' and attemping to get a clear look at Kamasi Washington's 'Heaven and Earth'" (DFSBP)

"Morbid Angel's 'Covenant': How the Band's Major Label Debut Raised the Bar for Extreme Metal" (Rolling Stone)

Review: Kamasi Washington (Rolling Stone)

"Enormity of song: 40 Watt Sun live at Saint Vitus" (DFSBP)

"You go and you play: On Paul Motian's limitless jazz" (DFSBP)

"Cecil Taylor: Remembering the Ultimate Piano Radical" (Rolling Stone)

"The fuchsia-colored awning: What Cecil Taylor taught me" (DFSBP)

Feature: Dan Weiss's Starebaby (New York Times)

"Voyages: Tim Berne's Snakeoil and the art of the musical journey" (DFSBP)


Feature: John McLaughlin and the Mahavishnu Orchestra (Rolling Stone)

"Magic in the method: The Art Ensemble of Chicago live in New York" (DFSBP)

"Heavy Metal Bebop: Pianist Matt Mitchell on the Bonds Between Jazz and Metal, and His Hard New Album" (WBGO)

Review: Vijay Iyer (Rolling Stone)

"Opeth's Mikael Åkerfeldt: My 10 Favorite Metal Albums" (Rolling Stone)

"Infinity again: On Fushitsusha's radical songmaking" (DFSBP)

"Aiming for forever: Krisiun's steady climb to greatness in the face of Metal Myopia" (DFSBP)

"Black Sabbath's Bill Ward: My 10 Favorite Metal Albums" (Rolling Stone)

Interview: Bill Ward (Rolling Stone)

The 100 Greatest Metal Albums of All Time [select blurbs] (Rolling Stone)

"The wandering healer: Peter Brötzmann live with Heather Leigh" (DFSBP)

"Swedish death metal pt. 2" (DFSBP)

"Slipping into the past: The eerie pull of 'I Called Him Morgan'" (DFSBP)

"'His work was play': Celebrating Ornette, then, now, always" (DFSBP)

Feature: Obituary (Rolling Stone)

John Coltrane's Interstellar Space at 50: Legacy of a Free-Jazz Masterpiece (Rolling Stone)


List: 10 Crucial LPs From the Living Legends of Jazz (GQ Style)

Feature: Crowbar (Rolling Stone)

Interview: Dean Ween (Rolling Stone)

Interview: Maynard James Keenan (Rolling Stone)

Live review: Yusuf / Cat Stevens (Rolling Stone)

Interview: Rage Against the Machine's Tim Commerford (Rolling Stone)

Feature: Descendents (Rolling Stone)

Interview: Robert Glasper (Rolling Stone)

Review: The Snails (Rolling Stone)


"10 Things We Learned From Rush's Michael Moore Interview" (Rolling Stone)

Interview: Maynard James Keenan (Rolling Stone)

Interview: Milford Graves (Red Bull Music Academy)

Feature: Slint's Britt Walford (Modern Drummer)

Interview: Antonio Sanchez, re: his Birdman score (Time Out New York)

"How to Get Into: Led Zeppelin" (GQ)

"How to Get Into: Black Sabbath" (GQ)

Interview: Jason Moran, re: the Village Vanguard's 80th anniversary (Time Out New York)

Interview: System Dialing Records, re: a new album featuring Ornette Coleman (Time Out New York)


Review: Antemasque (Wondering Sound)

Interview: Julian Casablancas and Karen O (Time Out New York)

Commentary: Aaron Freeman (NPR)

Profile: Serpentine Path (Bandcamp)

Live preview: Future Islands (Time Out New York) 

Profile: Bikini Kill (Bandcamp)

Profile: Chicago Underground Duo (Bandcamp)

Interview: Will Scharf of Craw (Noisey)

Profile: The Young Mothers / Ingebrigt Håker Flaten (Bandcamp)

Heavy Metal Be-Bop: Andrew Hock (Noisey)

Review: Demilich (Pitchfork)


Best of 2013 (DFSBP)

My Year in Music (PItchfork)

Review: Black Flag (Pitchfork)

2013: A Year in Death Metal (Noisey)

Review: Motörhead (Pitchfork)

Review: Carcass (Pitchfork)

Review: Gorguts (Pitchfork)

Feature: Lightning Bolt's Brian Chippendale (Modern Drummer)

Review: Black Sabbath (Pitchfork)

Interview: Adrian Sherwood (Red Bull)

Review: Black Host (Pitchfork)

Feature: NYC Metal (Time Out NY)

List: The 100 Greatest Drummers of Alternative Music [various entries] (Spin)

Interview: Giorgio Moroder (Red Bull)

NYC Jazz/Metal (Red Bull Music Academy)

Review: James Salter (Time Out NY)

Preview: RVIVR (Time Out NY)

Review: Kvelertak (PItchfork)

Preview: Ravi Coltrane (TONY)

Review: Miles Davis (Pitchfork)

Preview: Wayne Shorter (TONY)

Preview: David Virelles and Continuum (TONY)


Best of 2012 (Top 50, plus) (DFSBP)

Review: Charles Mingus (Pitchfork)

Dimples: Learning to love Henry Threadgill's Zooid (DFSBP)

"Steve Shelton: 5 Key Performances" (Modern Drummer)

"Ween Albums From Worst to Best" (Stereogum)

Review: Neurosis (Pitchfork)

Go see the world: David S. Ware and ELEW (DFSBP)

Interview: Billy Corgan (TONY)

"Jesus Lizard Albums From Worst to Best" (Stereogum)

Interview: Corin Tucker (TONY)

Feature: How to Dress Well (FADER)

Profile: Savages (FADER)

Profile: Julia Holter (FADER)

Review: Serpentine Path (Pitchfork)

Review: Frank Ocean (TONY)

Interview: James Hetfield (TONY)

Profile: Japandroids (TONY)

Revew: Corrosion of Conformity (Pitchfork)

Profile: Steve Lehman (TONY)

Live review: Maryland Deathfest (Spin)

Review: Moss Icon (Pitchfork)

Profile: The Billy Hart Quartet (TONY)

Review: Unsane (Pitchfork)

Review: Loincloth (Pitchfork)


Top 10 of 2011 (TONY), plus annotations, jazz-only list and honorable mentions

Review: Cynic (Pitchfork)

Live review: Frank Ocean (TONY)

Review: Void (PItchfork)

Interview: Lou Reed and Lars Ulrich (GQ)

Profile: Kieran Hebden, Steve Reid and Mats Gustafsson (FADER)

Review: Miles Davis Quintet (Pitchfork)

Profile: Peter Brötzmann (TONY)

Interview (re: Ween): Jesse Eisenberg (Spin)

Live review: The Big 4 (TONY)

Preview: Neil Young (TONY)


Interview: Nicki Minaj (TONY)

Profile: Francis and the Lights (TONY)

Top 10 of 2010 (TONY), plus annotationsjazz-only list


Interview: Henry Threadgill (The Wire)

Live review: Heaven & Hell (TONY)

Top 10 of 2009 (TONY)

Top 10 of the decade (TONY)


Top 10 of 2008

Top 10 of 2007

Top 10 of 2005

Mixtape: Bobby Few (Destination: Out)

Review: Evan Parker (AllMusic)



From the blog:

The floating world: Goodbye, Paul Motian

In praise of Obituary: Forgoing the space race

Math? Rock!: A Math-Rock Mixtape

Reevaluating Peter Brötzmann's Machine Gun

"I am not a jazz journalist"