Eric Allen

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

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Madonna Is…’Madame X’
a month ago
First, let me preface this review by stating I’ve long been a Madonna fan since I bought her first 12-inch single “Everybody” in the fall of 1982, which felt like discovering a hidden treasure at the ...
Bananarama: 'In Stereo'
3 months ago
“Been a long time, been a, been a long time…” Britain’s all-time best-selling female group Bananarama, has just returned from a decade of radio silence with a fabtastic all new full-length titled In S...
Go-Go’s 'Talk Show': Something to Talk About
4 months 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
a year 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...