Hello there. I’m the rock and pop music critic at the Wall Street Journal, and from 2011 to 2018, I was the Editor-in-Chief and Executive Editor of the online music magazine Pitchfork. I’ve also written about music and culture for outlets including the New York Times, The Ringer, and Billboard.

Here’s some recent writing:

  • For the Wall Street Journal, I reviewed the new Bruce Springsteen record Letter to You,which I like more than I expected to, Oneohtrix Point Never’s Magic Oneohtrix Point Never, which is my favorite record of his since R Plus 7.
  • I’m writing a monthly column for my friends at Varyer, an agency in Chicago founded by Chris Kaskie and Mike Renaud, friends i worked with at Pitchfork. Listener’s Arc will have some things in common with my Pitchfork column Resonant Frequency. I wrote the first one about Bill Callahan, thinking through the different ways I integrate music into my life.

Going back further:

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