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: and/or follow me on Twitter:@popmartzoo 

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Go-Go’s 'Talk Show': Something to Talk About
a month ago
It’s been 35 years since all-female rock band the Go-Go’s released the group’s third studio effort, Talk Show. Therefore, in celebration of this milestone, I’ve decided to pluck it from obscurity, and...
The Pop Perfection of Captain & Tennille
10 months ago
Whenever I recall my adolescent musical memories, the pure pop perfection of Captain & Tennille always comes rushing to the forefront of my mind. That’s right, the so-called square version of Sonny & ...
Kylie Minogue Gets Her Country On
a year 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'
a year 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
a year 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
a year 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...