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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Odessa, ‘Odessa’

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Odessa’s self-titled debut makes good on the promise of “I Will Be There,” the dreamy pop song that put her on the map last year.

The ballad of Brown Bird

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After her husband and musical partner died of leukemia, 30-year-old MorganEve Swain finished their last album.

Ticket: Pop music

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

‘Don’t Think I’ve Forgotten’ explores Cambodia’s rock scene

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Director John Pirozzi illuminates an important chapter of the country’s tumultuous history.