About

This blog is run by Ben Boddez, a senior editor at RANGE Magazine and a Masters of Journalism graduate from the University of British Columbia with a lifelong passion for music. I have contributed to a number of entertainment-based publications in the city, including The Georgia StraightBeatroute Magazine and Vancouver Weekly, reviewing albums and live concerts and sometimes even getting to interview some of my musical heroes I write about on this website.

Music has always been a major part of my life, as I developed an interest in it at a younger age than most and continued to express myself musically through various choirs, bands and musical theatre. My musical palette is extremely diverse, as I believe that there are aspects which can be appreciated to be found in every genre of music and the reviews I post here will aim to reflect this wide array of sounds I strive to discover.

My desire to review music at such an in-depth and analytical level is inspired by the work of websites like Pitchfork and content creators such as Anthony Fantano, who delve into every nuance of the music they review. Since there are times that I disagree with their scores, creating this blog opened the door for me to express my strong opinions on the state of current music, while exercising my writing skills in an area I am very interested in.