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Charlie Doherty

Senior Music Editor and Culture & Society (Sports) Editor at Blogcritics Magazine; Prior writing/freelancing ventures: copy editor/content writer for Penn Multimedia; Boston Examiner, EMSI, Demand Media, Brookline TAB, Suite 101 and Helium.com; Media Nation independent newspaper staff writer, printed/published by the Boston Globe at 2004 DNC (Boston, MA); Featured in Guitar World May 2014. Keep up with me on twitter.com/chucko33

Music Reviews: Pentagram – ‘First Daze Here’ & ‘First Daze Here Too’ [2016 Remastered Edition]

Pentagram's resurgence and growing popularity in recent years is rooted in one basic fact: They are one of the pioneers of "American" hard rock/heavy metal. And it all began with these two compilations of their earliest material, recorded between 1972-1976, now newly remastered with full lyrics, band history and some rare mixes. Basically, it is hard rock heaven.

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The Best Music of 2015, by Charlie Doherty (Starring Clutch, Ryan Adams, Beach Slang, Bruce Springsteen, and More)

2015 wasn't a year for landmark releases, but there were some rather impressive outings from veterans and newbies alike.

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Blu-ray & Music Review: ‘Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck’ and ‘Montage of Heck: The Home Recordings’ [Deluxe Edition Soundtrack]

Brett Morgen succeeds where others before him have failed in giving the world a Kurt Cobain life story that is as profoundly intimate, non-judgmental and powerful as you could ever ask for.

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Music Review: Cocteau Twins – ‘Echoes in a Shallow Bay’/’Tiny Dynamine’ EPs and ‘The Pink Opaque’ [2015 Vinyl Reissues]

4AD's remasters of the legendary Scottish shoegazer/dream pop pioneers' two 1985 EPs and long out of print 1986 compilation on 180 gram vinyl are each a "treasure" to behold.

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