Sophie Harris

music critic

Sophie Harris appears in the following:

Best Music Writing

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Da Capo Press has anthologized the best essays about music every year since 2000. Today on Soundcheck: a look through the 2010 edition as guest host Sophie Harris of Time Out New York talks with contributors. Plus: Electronic musician Matthew Dear visits a dark place on his latest album "Black City." He and his band play live in the studio.

A Break for a Pause

Friday, October 15, 2010

On the show yesterday, author Jennifer Egan talked about a character in her novel A Visit From the Goon Squad who is obsessed with pauses in rock and pop songs. Today, we’ll revisit the topic with Sophie Harris, music writer at Time Out New York, and Elizabeth Margulis, associate professor and director of the Music Cognition Lab at the University of Arkansas.

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Smackdown: The Sax

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Soundcheck talked with jazz saxophonist Sonny Rollins last week about his memorable (and uncredited) performance on the Rolling Stones song “Waiting on a Friend.” But the sax blows hot and cold in pop music. For every “Walk on the Wild Side,” there’s a “You Belong to the City” lurking around the corner.

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Smackdown: Arcade Fire

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

True to their namesake, Arcade Fire are a hot commodity: the Montreal ensemble knocked Eminem off the number-one spot on the Billboard albums chart with their new disc The Suburbs. But not everyone is moved by the band's hyper-dramatic anthems and onstage theatrics.

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