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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The week ahead: Music


Critic’s picks for notable concerts around the region, including Cheap Trick at the House of Blues.

Music Review

Arcade Fire brings grooves and spectacle to Mansfield

By James Reed , Globe Staff

Every song had its own distinct vibe, veering from the skeletal beauty of “The Suburbs” to the narcotic disco of “Reflektor.”

Album Review | Indie Pop

Bishop Allen, ‘Lights Out’

By James Reed , Globe Staff

The new album from indie-pop quartet Bishop Allen is unfussy in its pursuit of jingle-jangle melodies and catchy choruses.

Gone for nearly two decades, Arrington returns to funky form

By James Reed , Globe Staff

Prodigal ’80s R&B maverick Steve Arrington talks about returning to the music scene after nearly 20 years away as a minister.