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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As Shakey Graves, Alejandro Rose-Garcia stirs with rootsy fusion

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The Texas singer-songwriter is finally taking his alter ego front and center as a leading light in roots music.


Jessie Ware, ‘Tough Love’

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The British R&B singer brings her voice and songs to a boil on her second album.

The ticket: Pop music

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James Reed’s picks for noteworthy pop music concerts this week.

‘Same Love’ singer Lambert grabs the spotlight with a new LP

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Mary Lambert, who won hearts when she performed with Macklemore & Ryan Lewis on the Grammys, steps up with a bold debut album.