James Reed

Reed is a pop music critic covering everything from indie rock and folk to Latin pop and hip-hop. He previously worked at The Standard-Times of New Bedford and graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia with degrees in journalism and Spanish.

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R&B sensation Miguel bares his sensual soul

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With “Wildheart,” his new third album, the R&B sensualist Miguel delivers a classic that addresses love and happiness, sex and sense of self.

The ticket: Pop music

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James Reed’s picks for noteworthy pop music concerts in Boston and the surrounding area this week.

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At Gillette, Taylor Swift proves her pop superstar status

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No longer a doe-eyed ingénue, the 25-year-old Swift now commands an audience like none of her peers can.

Three days, 15 must-see acts at local festivals

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With the Newport Folk Festival, Lowell Folk Festival, and Summer Arts Weekend all happening between July 24-26, critic James Reed rounds up the top acts.