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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Album review

Stevens sings of forgiveness, family on ‘Carrie & Lowell’

By , Globe Staff

Written in the wake of his mother’s death, Sufjan Stevens’s devastating new album is a beautiful elegy to loss and grief and the ways we process and move beyond both.

Famous for a viral ‘country’ hit, Steve Grand looks beyond his roots

By , Globe Staff

Steve Grand took a country road to fame with “All-American Boy,” but his new debut makes it clear he’s got his sights on so more.

Ticket: pop music

By , Globe Staff

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

Dom La Nena brings cello, childlike wonder to Berklee

By , Globe Staff

The Brazilian singer-songwriter and cellist transcends time and place on her warm new sophomore album, “Soyo.”