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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Best merch of 2014: What a music critic wants

By , Globe Staff

Globe music critic James Reed rounds up the 10 most offbeat items he found for sale at concerts this year.

Music Review

KISS 108 Jingle Ball sticks to format

By , Globe Staff

The lineup was flush with some of the year’s biggest hitmakers, arguably too many: The show crammed 12 acts into just over three hours with little downtime.


Parkay Quarts, ‘Content Nausea’

By , Globe Staff

Indie rock band Parquet Courts, using an alias, releases its second great album of 2014.

The best tracks of 2014

By , Globe Staff

A look at some of Globe pop music critics James Reed and Sarah Rodman’s favorite songs of 2014.