Book Album Book: Return to Fantasy IslandJeff T. Johnson
The 13th installment of Jeff T. Johnson’s Book Album Book looks at the fantastic states of synesthesia found in albums like Shana Cleveland’s Night of the Worm Moon and Ex Hex’s It’s Real.
Book Album Book: EclipseJeff T. Johnson
The latest edition of Jeff T. Johnson’s Book Album Book focuses on the profound and otherworldly genius of Alice Coltrane.
Book Album Book: About USJeff T. Johnson
The 11th installment of Jeff T. Johnson’s Book Album Book takes a look at Jordan Peele’s uncanny Us.
Book Album Book: The Creaking of the WordJeff T. Johnson
The latest edition of Book Album Book considers the difference between lyrics and poetry, including a look at Jessica Pratt’s Quiet Signs and Liz Harris’ surprise double album as Nivhek.
Book Album Book: Music for MeditationJeff T. Johnson
Jeff T. Johnson’s Book Album Book returns with a multidimensional meditation on Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith’s 2013 album Tides.
Book Album Book: Katabasis (Hermit and the Recluse, Orpheus vs. the Sirens)Jeff T. Johnson
“One person’s hell is another person’s storyline.” The latest installment of Jeff T. Johnson’s Book Album Book tackles Hermit and the Recluse’s Orpheus vs the Sirens.
Book Album Book: Angel of DeathJeff T. Johnson
The first Book Album Book of 2019 is all about Cat Power’s Wanderer.
Book Album Book: You Aren’t HereJeff T. Johnson
“If albums are literature, what sort of literature are they?” Jeff T. Johnson returns with a James Baldwin-inspired meditation on affect and emotion as delivered through song.
Book Album Book: Guilty PleasuresJeff T. Johnson
The latest from Jeff T. Johnson’s Book Album Book takes a look at why we like what we like when we like it, how we think about those things, and where to go from here.
Book Album Book: Snail Mail, LushJeff T. Johnson
The September edition of Jeff T. Johnson’s Book Album Book column hones in on the warm, lovesick sounds of Snail Mail’s Lush.