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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Singular sensations at Newport Folk Festival

By James Reed , Globe Staff

This year’s installment sold out before the lineup was even announced, drawing 10,000 fans each day.

This soundtrack’s a page turner

By James Reed , Globe Staff

Here are 20 songs — some of them mentioned in “Yeah! Yeah! Yeah!”and others just terrific tunes by highlighted artists — that offer an aural tour through the years.

book review

‘Yeah! Yeah! Yeah!’ is a book you can dance to

By James Reed , Globe Staff

What to make of a book that sets out to deconstruct the entire genre of pop music? That’s the question at hand in Bob Stanley’s delightful new work.

The ticket: Pop music

By James Reed , Globe Staff

James Reed’s picks for notable concerts around the Boston region this week.