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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Memories of Old and AM Gold (Part 1)
2 years ago
Whenever summer rolls around, it annually evokes fond memories of youthful days I’d eagerly spend counting down until the school year would finally end. The anticipation of long, lazy summer days, ext...
The Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper Celebrates 50 Years of Veneration with Exquisite Box Set
2 years ago
It was 50 years ago today when the Beatles unleashed what would become the band’s seminal masterpiece, Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. The album was a sonic work of art in 1967, forever changin...
Remembering Donna Summer
2 years ago
I find it hard to believe the five-year anniversary of Donna Summer's passing is already upon us. Ever since she shockingly succumbed to cancer in 2012, I've honored her memory often by revisiting her...
Harry Styles: Harry Styles
2 years ago
What do you do in your spare time while on hiatus from one of the world’s biggest-selling and most successful boy bands? When you’re Harry Styles you use that time wisely by dropping a debut album so ...
Guardians of the Galaxy: Awesome Mix Vol. 2
2 years ago
James Gunn has compiled another bang-up soundtrack for his highly-anticipated Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. The upcoming space adventure is the latest entry in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and the...
The Serious Genius of Father John Misty’s Pure Comedy
2 years ago
At first glance, Father John Misty’s Pure Comedy might sound like the recorded version of a clergyman moonlighting as a stand-up comic, but in actuality it’s the latest studio album from the former Fl...