Michael Patrick Brady

All Reviews


2017

6.08 Behind the Moon by Madison Smartt Bell [Boston Globe]

3.31 The Night Ocean by Paul La Farge [Boston Globe]


2016

11.04 The Eastern Shore by Ward Just [Boston Globe]

5.04 Inherited Disorders by Adam Ehrlich Sachs [Boston Globe]


2015

11.17 Numero Zero by Umberto Eco [Boston Globe]

9.22 After The Parade by Lori Ostlund [Boston Globe]

7.02 The Library at Mount Char by Scott Hawkins [Boston Globe]

6.25 The Pinch: A Novel/A History by Steve Stern [Boston Globe]

2.17 Find Me by Laura van den Berg [Boston Globe]

1.14 Refund: Stories by Karen Bender [Boston Globe]

1.06 Against The Country by Ben Metcalf [Boston Globe]


2014

8.22 No Future for You: Salvos from the Baffler [Boston Globe]

3.25 Bad Teeth by Dustin Long [Boston Globe]

1.27 North of Boston by Elisabeth Elo [Boston Globe]


2013

12.17 Communion Town by Sam Thompson [Boston Globe]

11.13 Double Down by Mark Halperin & John Heilemann [Boston Globe]

8.20 The Color Master by Aimee Bender [Boston Globe]

7.09 The Illusion of Separateness by Simon Van Booy [Boston Globe]

6.05 Fools by Joan Silber [Boston Globe]

4.17 Odds Against Tomorrow by Nathaniel Rich [Boston Globe]

2.14 Schroder by Amity Gaige [Boston Globe]


2012

9.25 All in the Family by Robert O. Self [Boston Globe]

6.13 Our Lady of Alice Bhatti by Mohammed Hanif [Boston Globe]

5.26 With the Animals by Noëlle Revaz [Boston Globe]

5.14 Traveler of the Century by Andrés Neuman [Boston Globe]

4.18 Wish You Were Here by Graham Swift [Boston Globe]

1.31 Norumbega Park by Anthony Giardina [Boston Globe]

1.05 James Joyce: A Life by Edna O’Brien [PopMatters]


2011

12.10 420 Characters by Lou Beach [Boston Globe]

11.12 Becoming Dickens by Robert Douglas-Fairhurst [Boston Globe]

11.07 Saladin by Anne Marie Eddé [Boston Globe]

9.10 Broken Irish by Edward J. Delaney [Boston Globe]

7.29 Stories for Nighttime and Some for the Day by Ben Loory [Boston Globe]

6.15 Heretics by Jonathan Wright [PopMatters]

6.10 Unfinished Revolution: Marx and Lincoln by Robin Blackburn [PopMatters]

4.15 The Civil War by Ken Burns [PopMatters]

4.15 Confessions of a Young Novelist by Umberto Eco [PopMatters]

4.11 Why Marx Was Right by Terry Eagleton [PopMatters]

3.21 Blood Work by Holly Tucker [PopMatters]

2.25 The S Word: Socialism by John Nichols [PopMatters]

2.14 20 Under 40: Stories from the New Yorker [PopMatters]

2010

12.01 American Colossus by H.W. Brands [PopMatters]

11.02 Listen to This by Alex Ross [PopMatters]

10.12 Eden on the Charles by Michael Rawson [Boston Globe]

10.12 My Year of Flops by Nathan Rabin [PopMatters]

10.05 The Warmth of Other Suns by Isabel Wilkerson [PopMatters]

8.31 Christianity: The First 3,000 Years by Diarmaid MacCulloch [PopMatters]

6.11 The Crusades by Thomas Asbridge [PopMatters]

5.04 The Friends of Eddie Coyle by George V. Higgins [PopMatters]

4.27 The Fall – Your Future Our Clutter [The Phoenix]

4.15 Sam Amidon – I See The Sign [The Phoenix]

4.13 Duel at Dawn by Amir Alexander [Forbes.com]

4.12 American Lives: A Reader by Alicia Christensen, Ed. [PopMatters]

4.09 Cartographies of Time by Daniel Rosenberg/Anthony Grafton [PopMatters]

3.30 Red Sparowes – The Fear is Excruciating… [The Phoenix]

3.19 Lightning Bolt – Earthly Delights [ALARM]

3.09 These New Puritans – Hidden [The Phoenix]

3.04 Clogs – The Creatures in the Garden of Lady Walton [The Phoenix]

2.12 The Fourth Part of the World by Toby Lester [PopMatters]

1.27 Pit Er Pat – The Flexible Entertainer [The Phoenix]

1.14 The Collected Stories of Lydia Davis by Lydia Davis [PopMatters]

1.13 RJD2 – The Colossus [The Phoenix]


2009

12.16 The Roman Forum by David Watkin [PopMatters]

11.24 Trans Am – What Day Is It Tonight? [The Phoenix]

11.16 Boston Noir by Dennis Lehane, et al

11.13 Ulysses and Us by Declan Kiberd [PopMatters]

10.06 The Black Heart Procession – Six [The Phoenix]

9.30 The Inheritance of Rome by Chris Wickham [PopMatters]

9.22 Fool’s Gold – Fool’s Gold [The Phoenix]

9.15 Castanets – Texas Rose, The Thaw & The Beasts [The Phoenix]

9.09 Wild Beasts – Two Dancers [The Phoenix]

9.08 Marcus Aurelius: A Life by Frank McLynn [PopMatters]

8.19 Yo La Tengo – Popular Songs [The Phoenix]

8.12 The Landmark Herodotus by Robert B. Strassler [PopMatters]

8.10 Robert Pollard – Elephant Jokes [The Phoenix]

8.05 The Evolution of God by Robert Wright [PopMatters]

8.03 Zu – Carboniferous [ALARM]

8.03 Pissed Jeans – King of Jeans [The Phoenix]

7.22 Sax Ruins – Yawiquo [The Phoenix]

6.09 Meriwether Lewis by Thomas Danisi and John Jackson [PopMatters]

6.08 The Horse’s Ha – Of The Cathmawr Yards [The Phoenix]

6.03 Judas: A Biography by Susan Gubar [PopMatters]

6.01 Sonic Youth – The Eternal [The Phoenix]

5.18 You Are Here by Christopher Potter [PopMatters]

5.07 Paris From The Ground Up by James H.S. McGregor [PopMatters]

4.28 Akron/Family – Set ‘Em Wild, Set ‘Em Free [The Phoenix]

4.21 Takeo Toyama – Etudes [The Phoenix]

4.14 Bill Callahan – Sometimes I Wish We Were an Eagle [The Phoenix]

4.06 Black Dice – Repo [The Phoenix]

3.17 Bonnie “Prince” Billy – Beware [The Phoenix]

3.03 Arbouretum – Song of the Pearl [The Phoenix]

2.09 Mi Ami – Watersports [The Phoenix]

1.28 John Zorn: Tradition and Transgression by John Brackett [PopMatters]

1.27 Dalek – Gutter Tactics [The Phoenix]

1.20 Lars Horntveth – Kaleidoscopic [The Phoenix]

1.19 The Inventon of Air by Steven Berlin Johnson [PopMatters]

1.12 A.C. Newman – Get Guilty [The Phoenix]

1.07 Animal Collective – Merriweather Post Pavilion [The Phoenix]

1.05 London Rising by Leo Hollis [PopMatters]

2008

11.24 Miles on Miles by Paul Maher Jr. and Michael K. Dorr [PopMatters]

11.18 Giants: Douglass and Lincoln by John Stauffer [PopMatters]

11.01 Boston Spaceships (Robert Pollard) – Brown Submarine [ALARM]

11.01 Death Vessel – Nothing Is Precious Enough For Us [ALARM]

10.24 The Wordy Shipmates by Sarah Vowell [PopMatters]

10.08 Benoit Pioulard – Temper [The Phoenix]

9.16 TV on the Radio – Dear Science, [The Phoenix]

9.10 Tanya Tagaq – Auk/Blood [The Phoenix]

8.26 Byrne / Eno – Everything That Happens Will Happen Today [The Phoenix]

8.19 Jeff Hanson – Madam Owl [The Phoenix]

8.18 The Black Death: A Personal History by John Hatcher [PopMatters]

8.12 Zach Hill – Astrological Straits [The Phoenix]

7.29 Oneida – Preteen Weaponry [The Phoenix]

7.22 Nico Muhly – Mothertongue [The Phoenix]

7.07 The Balustrade Ensemble – Capsules [ALARM]

6.30 Canon ZR950 Camcorder [LAPTOP]

6.14 JVC GR-D850 Camcorder [LAPTOP]

6.14 Sony DCR-HC62 Camcorder [LAPTOP]

6.09 Robert Pollard – Robert Pollard is Off to Business [The Phoenix]

6.09 Sanyo Xacti VPC-CG9 Camcorder [LAPTOP]

6.09 Pure Digital Flip Video Ultra Camcorder [LAPTOP]

6.06 Young J. Edgar by Kenneth D. Ackerman [PopMatters]

6.06 Jason Ajemian’s Smokeless Heat – The Art of Dying [PopMatters]

5.15 Canon Vixia HF100 Camcorder [LAPTOP]

5.12 Vijay Iyer – Tragicomic [PopMatters]

5.07 Fern Knight – Fern Knight [PopMatters]

4.17 Black Francis – Svn Fngrs [PopMatters]

3.17 John Adams by David McCullough [PopMatters]

2.25 Richard and John: Kings at War by Frank McLynn [PopMatters]

2.12 Jazz: An Introduction… by Bob Blumenthal [PopMatters]

2.04 Bill Dixon with Exploding Star Orchestra [PopMatters]

1.21 Union 1812 by A.J. Langguth [PopMatters]

1.15 Keefe Jackson’s Project Project – Just Like This [PopMatters]

1.11 No Country for Old Men by Cormac McCarthy [PopMatters]

1.04 Amir ElSaffar – Two Rivers [PopMatters]

2007

12.13 The Murder of Regilla by Sarah B. Pomeroy [PopMatters]

12.04 Kiln – Dusker [ALARM]

10.22 1776: The Illustrated Edition by David McCullough [PopMatters]

10.18 How the Irish Invented Slang by Daniel Cassidy [PopMatters]

9.27 Iron and Wine – The Shepherd’s Dog [ALARM]

9.18 Les Savy Fav – Let’s Stay Friends [ALARM]

9.18 In the Shadow of the Moon by Francis French, Colin Burgess [PopMatters]

8.30 The Jamestown Project by Karen Ordahl Kupperman [PopMatters]

8.27 Liars – Liars [PopMatters]

8.08 Immaculate Machine – Fables [ALARM]

7.24 Circus Devils (Robert Pollard) – Sgt. Disco [ALARM]

7.19 Through the Sparks – Lazarus Beach [ALARM]

7.19 Up the Empire – Light Rides the Super Major [ALARM]

6.18 Clinic – Funf [PopMatters]

5.07 Trans Am – Sex Change [ALARM]

5.04 Congo: White King, Red Rubber, Black Death [PopMatters]

4.18 Fred Anderson, Hamid Drake – From the River to the Ocean [Weekly Dig]

4.05 Winning – This is an Ad for Cigarettes [ALARM]

4.04 Glenn Jones – Against Which the Sea Continually Beats [PopMatters]

3.29 John Prine: Live on Soundstage 1980 [PopMatters]

3.15 Ghost – In Stormy Nights [ALARM]

3.01 Desperate Crossing: The Untold Story of the Mayflower [PopMatters]

2.28 !!! – Myth Takes [ALARM]

2.27 Willard Grant Conspiracy – Let it Roll [PopMatters]

2.19 Jed and Lucia – Candles in Daylight [NowOnTour]

2.19 Isobel Campbell – Milkwhite Sheets [NowOnTour]

2.19 Golem – Fresh Off Boat [NowOnTour]

2.01 Sonny Rollins – Tenor Madness [PopMatters]

1.24 Menomena – Friend and Foe [Weekly Dig]

1.19 Johnny Cash – Live from Austin TX [PopMatters]

1.18 Exploding Star Orchestra – We Are All From Somewhere Else [Amp Camp]

1.03 Keefe Jackson’s Fast Citizens – Ready Everyday [PopMatters]

2006

12.19 David Krakauer – Bubbemeises [ALARM]

12.19 Pinebender – Working Nine to Wolf [ALARM]

12.19 Forro in the Dark – Bonfires of Sao Joao [ALARM]

12.19 Dmonstrations – Night Trrors, Shock! [ALARM]

12.08 Cul de Sac – ECIM [PopMatters]

11.29 Exploding Hearts – Shattered [Weekly Dig]

11.22 Various – The World is Gone [Weekly Dig]

9.18 Idgy Vaughn – Origin Story [Stylus]

9.01 Various Artists – The Sound the Hare Heard [M+]

9.01 Danielson – Ships [M+]

9.01 Wooden Wand – Second Attention [Stylus]

8.28 Early Day Miners – Offshore [Amp Camp]

8.14 Fence Kitchen – Beading the Rook [Amp Camp]

8.11 Alec K. Redfearn – The Smother Party [Amp Camp]

7.25 Plastic Ono Band – Live Peace 1969 [Amp Camp]

7.21 Current 93 – Black Ships Ate The Sky [Amp Camp]

7.13 Alan Sparhawk – Solo Guitar [Stylus]

7.12 The Sadies – In Concert, Volume One [Stylus]

6.20 Asobi Seksu – Citrus [The Phoenix]

6.19 Broadcast – The Future Crayon [Amp Camp]

6.19 Noxagt – Noxagt [Amp Camp]

6.19 Metalux & John Wiese – Exoteric [Amp Camp]

6.07 David Byrne – Ile Aiye (The House of Life) [Amp Camp]

5.25 Mission of Burma – The Obliterati [Stylus]

4.27 Mae Shi – Lock the Gun, Load the Skull [Amp Camp]

4.17 Oneida – The Wedding [Amp Camp]

4.17 Pernice Brothers – Discover a Lovelier You [Amp Camp]

4.17 Neva Dinova – The Hate Yourself Change [Amp Camp]

4.17 Parts & Labor – Stay Afraid [Amp Camp]

4.17 Dead Kennedys – Bedtime for Democracy [Amp Camp]

3.30 Sonic Youth – Sonic Youth [Stylus]

3.30 Ciccone Youth – The Whitey Album [Stylus]

3.30 Thurston Moore – Psychic Hearts [Stylus]

3.20 Raising the Fawn – The Maginot Line [Stylus]

3.16 Howe Gelb – ‘Sno Angel Like You [Stylus]

2.27 Fred Lonberg-Holm – Bridges Freeze Before Roads [Stylus]

1.20 Bright – Bells Break Their Towers [Stylus]

1.19 Hudson Bell – When the Sun is the Moon [Stylus]

1.05 Landing – Brocade [Stylus]

2005

11.09 Fern Knight – Blithewold [Weekly Dig]

11.08 Animal Collective – Feels [Kevchino]

11.02 Vashti Bunyan – Lookaftering [Weekly Dig]

11.02 Lightning Bolt – Hypermagic Mountain [Weekly Dig]

10.26 Magnolia Electric Co – Hard to Love a Man [Weekly Dig]

10.19 T. Monk/Coltrane – At Carnegie Hall [Weekly Dig]

10.12 The Dirty Three – Cinder [Weekly Dig]

9.21 Iron and Wine/Calexico – In the Reins [Weekly Dig]

9.15 Sigur Ros – Takk [Weekly Dig]

9.15 Devendra Banhart – Cripple Crow [Weekly Dig]

8.31 Ladytron – Witching Hour [Weekly Dig]

8.30 Interpol Re-Releases Antics For Some Reason [Kevchino]

8.29 Bjork – Drawing Restraint 9 [Kevchino]

8.22 New Pornographers – Twin Cinema [Kevchino]

8.16 Mountain Goats Tour in October [Kevchino]

8.09 Sigur Ros Slightly Comprehensible [Kevchino]

2004

[all published at Brainwashed]

10.11 Landing – Sphere

9.27 Asobi Seksu – Asobe Seksu

9.20 The Arcade Fire – Funeral

9.05 The Fall – 50,000 Fall Fans Can’t Be Wrong

7.26 Glenn Jones This is the Wind That Blows it Out

7.26 A.C. Newman – The Slow Wonder

6.20 The Album Leaf – In a Safe Place

6.13 The New Year – The End is Near

6.07 Liars – W.F.O.G.W.T.B.O.O.O

6.07 Pink Grease – This is For Real

6.07 Catheters – Howling…It Grows and Grows

5.31 David Cross – It’s Not Funny

5.31 Seachange – Lay of the Land

5.10 Mission of Burma – ONoffON

5.10 Raising the Fawn – The North Sea

5.02 Andre Ether with Christopher Sandes featuring Pickles and Price

3.28 Begnagrad – Begnagrad

3.14 TV on the Radio – Desperate Youth, Bloodthirsty Babes

3.14 Califone – Heron King Blues

3.01 Chicago Underground Trio – Slon

2.23 Liars – They Were Wrong so we Drowned

2.16 Mountain Goats – We Shall All Be Healed

2.02 Dizzee Rascal – Boy in Da Corner

1.26 Willard Grant Conspiracy – Regard the End

1.19 Kyrie Elieson – Complete Recordings

2003

[all published at Brainwashed]

12.14 Mountaineers – Messy Century

11.23 Electric Six – Dance Commander

11.17 The Love Depression – The Love Depression

11.10 Cul de Sac – The Strangler’s Wife

10.13 The Sick Lipstick – Sting Sting Sting

9.29 Dresden Dolls – The Dresden Dolls

9.29 Various – Feedback to the Future

9.29 East River Pipe – Garbageheads…

9.15 Paula Kelley – The Trouble With Success

9.15 Consonant – Love and Affliction

9.08 Quasi – Hot Shit

9.08 Tsurubami – Gekkyukekkaichi

9.01 Rebel Powers, – Not One Star…

8.25 Gardenbox, – Gardenbox

8.25 Butchy Fuego, – Butchy Fuego

8.11 The Swords Project, – Entertainment is Over

8.01 Antipop Consortium – vs. Matthew Shipp

7.28 Two By Bukowski – Drink From My Bastard Grail

7.21 Matthew Shipp – Equilibrium

7.14 TV on the Radio – Young Liars

7.14 Fern Knight – Seven Years of Severed Limbs

7.07 DJ Spooky – Optometry

7.07 1 Mile North – Minor Shadows

6.23 Mountaineers – Mountaineers

6.23 Cut Out – Interlude with the Fun Machine

6.16 Simply Saucer – Cyborgs Revisited

6.16 A Northern Chorus – Spirit Flags

6.02 Electric Six – Fire

5.19 Nacha Atlas – Something Dangerous

5.19 New Pornographers – Electric Version

5.05 Arab Strap – Monday the Hug and Pint

4.14 Exploding Hearts – Guitar Romantic

4.07 Howe Gelb – The Listener

3.17 Steffen Basho-Junghans – Rivers and Bridges

3.10 Songs: Ohia – Magnolia Electric Co.

3.03 Helms – McCarthy

2.24 Ampbuzz – This is My Ampbuzz

2.24 Puerto Muerto – Your Bloated Corpse…

2.17 Cul de Sac – Death of the Sun

2.03 The Baptist Generals – No Silver, No Gold

2.03 The Thermals – No Culture Icons

1.27 Bonnie Prince Billy – Master and Everyone

1.20 Neko Case – Blacklisted

1.20 Torrez – The Evening Drag

1.13 Mclusky – Mclusky Do Dallas