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CHRIS RICHARDS
POP MUSIC CRITIC
Washington, D.C.
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Critic’s Notebook: Kelley Stoltz, Juana Molina and Julie Roberts
Notable recordings from the world of pop music.
October 29, 2013
Arcade Fire’s ‘Reflektor’: Still devoid of wit, subtlety and danger, now with bongos
On “Reflektor,” the Grammy-winning band manages to both condescend and sell itself short.
October 28, 2013
Appreciation: Lou Reed lived in the musical moment
APPRECIATION | The Velvet Underground singer always made rock-and-roll feel alive.
October 28, 2013
Howard Yardfest: An annual tradition experiences a bumpy transition
Eight people were taken to hospitals for injuries received during the annual homecoming mega-concert.
October 25, 2013
Eight people injured at Howard University’s Yardfest homecoming concert
Spectators rushed the gate at the annual Yardfest; those hurt included two police officers.
October 25, 2013
Critic’s Notebook: Lil Durk, Brandy Clark, Best Coast
Notable recordings from the world of pop music.
October 22, 2013
Cass McCombs, Kelela, Prince Royce -- Critic’s Notebook
Notable recordings from the world of pop music.
October 15, 2013
Janelle Monae at Lincoln Theatre: A thrilling and unstoppable R&B; dynamo
Monae’s Lincoln Theatre concert proves that she’s a star who just keeps shining brighter.
October 15, 2013
Tink, Deap Vally, Oneohtrix Point Never: Critic’s Notebook
Notable recordings from the world of pop music.
October 8, 2013
A unique perspective on concert photography from a blind music fan, Ahmad Zaghal
Like many others, Ahmad Zaghal posts concert photos on Instagram. But he can never see the band.
October 8, 2013
Roberto Fonseca, Pedrito Martinez looking to move Afro-Cuban music forward
Two new albums twist the traditions of Afro-Cuban music into the 21st century with dizzying, dazzling zeal.
October 3, 2013
Miley Cyrus barely makes a noise on ‘Bangerz’
REVIEW | Her new album shows the diminishing role that actual songs play in a YouTube-era pop career.
October 3, 2013
Post critics pick the best in shutdown-proof entertainment
What shutdown? Plenty of venues are offering worthwhile pursuits while much of the city is shuttered.
October 2, 2013
Danny Brown, Boogarins, Earnest Pugh: Critic’s Notebook
Notable recordings from the world of pop music.
October 1, 2013
Justin Timberlake’s ‘20/20 Experience 2 of 2’ is a high-gloss slog
REVIEW | Justin Timberlake’s second album of the year is more of a failure than the first.
October 1, 2013
Chris Richards
Notable recordings from the world of pop music.
September 30, 2013
Chvrches, Alan Jackson, Asia Argento: Critic’s Notebook
New albums from the Scottish electro-pop trio and country’s greatest traditionalist.
September 24, 2013
Icona Pop looks to prove it’s more than just ‘I Love It’ on debut album
The Swedish duo behind one of the summer’s biggest hits finally releases its U.S. debut album.
September 24, 2013
FreeFest fans say goodbye to summer with Robin Thicke, Vampire Weekend
An estimated 50,000 turned out to Merriweather Post Pavilion for the free concert, despite the soaking rain.
September 22, 2013
Britney Spears, “Work B----“: It’s trending, but is it good?
Of course it’s not good.
September 18, 2013
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ABOUT CHRIS
Chris Richards became the Post's pop music critic in 2009. He has covered D.I.Y. house shows, White House concerts, go-go and Gaga.
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