MUSIC CRITICISM

Robert Loss has been publishing music criticism since 2009. His main venue for this writing has been PopMatters, where he's written the column "Ties That Bind" since 2012. Additional writing has appeared in Public Books, Ghettoblaster, Heavy Feather Review, and Bookslut. He's currently writing a book about the new in popular music since the turn of the twenty-first century, in which the likes of Bob Dylan, Janelle Monae, Carolina Chocolate Drops, Guy Debord, Arthur Danto, Talib Kweli, Bruce Springsteen, Katy Perry, and Boris Groys all have something to say. Read here for more information about that projekt.

 

SELECT PUBLICATIONS and LINKS

PopMatters staff page and "Ties That Bind" columns

"Scenes of Love and Theft: Bob Dylan, Piracy, and Cultures of Transgression," a review of Elijah Wald's Dylan Goes Electric! and Stephen Witt's How Music Got Free             Los Angeles Review of Books. July 1 2015. Online.

"Nothing Has Been Done Before" (review of Greil Marcus' The History of Rock 'n' Roll in Ten Songs) (PublicBooks)

"A Wheel Inside a Wheel: Gillian Welch's Time (The Revelator)" (PM)

"I Was Young When I Left Home: How Kurt Cobain's Voice Resonates" (PM)

"Who Does Lydia Loveless Think She Is?" (PM)

"What Will We Become? R.E.M.'s 'Driver 8'" (PM)

"Something to Believe: An Interview with Charlie Mosbrook" (HFR)

"Power Up: Janelle Monae, Afrofuturism, and Plurality" (PM)

"The Mind-Numbing Conservatism of Edward Sharp and the Magnetic Zeros" (PM)

"Neil Young and Crazy Horse: Cleveland, OH, Oct. 8, 2012" (GB, link defunct, click here to read)

"Rocket to Nowhere: A Proto-punk Dream" (PM, profile of Mike Rep)

"Bruce Springsteen Shouts at the Hard of Hearing" (PM)

"Past, Present, Future: An Interview with the Carolina Chocolate Drops" (PM)

"Ugly Stick: Cowtown Punk" (GB, link defunct, click here to read)

"New Theories of Everything Prompted by Guided By Voices Appreciation Night, or, Good News" (PM)

"High Stakes Criticism: An Interview with Greil Marcus" (PM)

"Bob Dylan by Greil Marcus by Greil Marcus" (BS)

"Greil Marcus on Van Morrison: When That Rough God Goes Riding" (PM)

"The Malefactors of Great Wealth: Today Is the Best Day of My Life" (PM)

"Wussy: All We Know How to Do" (PM)

"The Death of the Second Folk Revival" (PM)

"We Need This Map: Tony Judt and Timothy Snyder's Thinking the Twentieth Century" (PM)

"Philip Roth's Nemesis: The Case Against God and Man" (PM)