Eric Allen

I'm a music journalist, blogger and crate digger. I began writing about music during college and as a freelancer. Links to all of my published pieces can be found on my music blog at: popmartzoo.com and/or follow me on Twitter:@popmartzoo 

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Kylie Minogue Gets Her Country On
12 days ago
Did you think Dolly Parton would be the last artist to attempt country disco? Well, think again. Dance-pop diva from down under, Kylie Minogue, returns with her first full-length of all new material s...
Looking Back at Green Day’s '21st Century Breakdown'
2 months ago
Green Day’s 21st Century Breakdown, the band’s follow-up to the epochal American Idiot, was one of 2009’s most eagerly awaited albums and it more than lived up to all of the anticipation. On Green Day...
Remembering David Bowie 1947–2016
3 months ago
This week inconceivably marks two years since David Bowie’s untimely passing, but it’s still hard to believe he’s gone. This week, on what would have been his 71st birthday, I am once again exploring ...
My Yuletide Picks of 2017
4 months ago
Each year, I deliberately count the days as they gradually morph into weeks and months of seasonal changes. I watch with great anticipation as the calendar eventually progresses towards the beginnings...
Fun, Dreams and an Adventure of a Lifetime: Recalling Coldplay’s A Head Full of Dreams Tour
5 months ago
“This was our first chapter. From now on we’ll only be full of surprises,” was recently posted on Coldplay’s Facebook page upon completion of the A Head Full of Dreams Tour in Buenos Aires. The sentim...
Music Condescension: A Sanctimonious Affliction
6 months ago
We’ve all encountered and endured the hyperbolic rantings of music snobs. You know the type: someone who not only thinks they know more than the average music buff, but more than anyone else, period. ...