Eric Allen

I'm a music journalist, blogger and crate digger. I began writing about music during college and continue to do so as a freelancer. Links to all of my published pieces can be found on my music blog at: popmartzoo.com

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Looking Back at Madonna’s Rebel Heart Tour
a month ago
In celebration of Madonna’s Rebel Heart Tour coming to DVD and Blu-ray in September, I’m reflecting on her fabulous Nashville concert stop back in January 2016. The two-hour-plus show was the first Mu...
Deliberating the Go-Go’s Vacation on its 35th Anniversary
2 months ago
After a six-week run atop Billboard’s 200 album chart with the multi-platinum debut album Beauty and the Beat, all-girl rock group the Go-Go’s hurriedly released the follow-up sophomore effort, Vacati...
Tori Amos Delivers First Glimpse Inside Native Invader with “Cloud Riders”
2 months ago
Prolific singer-songwriter Tori Amos recently surprised fans by releasing “Cloud Riders,” the first taste of her upcoming album, Native Invader. The introspective new single ponders a turbulent relati...
Donna Summer: “I Feel Love”
2 months ago
It's been 40 years since the world first heard the future of music when “I Feel Love” by Donna Summer shocked us into a new sonic awakening. The electronic masterpiece — composed by Summer along with ...
Vinyl Rewind
2 months ago
With the contemporary renaissance of vinyl record collecting, now is the perfect time to dive into Vinyl Rewind. Not only has renewed interest in the vinyl record format become more popular since the ...
Prince: Purple Rain (Deluxe Expanded Edition)
3 months ago
In 1984, Prince became a household name when his popularity soared into the stratosphere upon the release of his film debut and its accompanying soundtrack, Purple Rain. Eventually selling over 25 mil...