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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Dom La Nena brings cello, childlike wonder to Berklee

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

The week ahead: Pop & rock

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

Music review

Neil Diamond traverses the ages at TD Garden

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Diamond surveyed his 50-year career with schlock and awe, yes, but also real heart and many, many singalongs.

Album review

Courtney Barnett’s debut turns mundane into miraculous

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On her debut full-length album, the Australian singer-songwriter spins ordinary tales into an arresting statement of purpose.