Ian Cohen

Ian Cohen

Ian Cohen caused a minor uproar after panning the first Presidents of the United States of America LP in his high school newspaper, and not much has changed since. His work has appeared in Pitchfork, SPIN, the Village Voice, LA Weekly and that one issue of ESPN Magazine that covered Ron Artest's hip-hop album.

Articles (66)

Restorations, LP3

SideOneDummy Records By Ian Cohen on 10.28.14

Restorations' "Separate Songs" is a rock anthem about computers and unsurprisingly, it does not take a positive attitude toward them. John L...

It Looks Sad., Self-Titled

Tiny Engines By Ian Cohen on 08.11.14

Every song on the debut EP by the Charlotte, North Carolina, band It Looks Sad. is a single word and the lyrics are just as plainspoken and...

Alvvays, Alvvays

Polyvinyl Records By Ian Cohen on 07.24.14

"Indie pop" is a fuzzy descriptive musical term, but however you define it, Alvvays are the real deal. The Canadian group is directly in the...

Donovan Blanc, Donovan Blanc

Captured Tracks By Ian Cohen on 06.24.14

Donovan Blanc's Captured Tracks debut feels more like a label initiation, with the New Jersey duo making themselves of service by genuflecti...

Strand of Oaks, HEAL

Dead Oceans By Ian Cohen on 06.24.14

Every Strand of Oaks album has been accompanied by a peripheral narrative about Timothy Showalter, Consummate Underdog. He battled homelessn...