Kelefa Sanneh

  • Blogs

    April 9, 2014

    Poptimist life: Why liking pop doesn't equal hating rock

    If there's such a thing as a music nerd equivalent to total nuclear apocalypse, then Saul Austerlitz's recent New York Times Magazine piece on the detriments of "poptimism" was a DEFCON 2 alert. (That's the one just below "hope you've seen Mad Max a few times.")To condense a confused, under-sou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 20, 2005

    Houston Takes Over

    Here's Kalefa Sanneh's excellent piece about Mike Jones and the rest of the Houston hip-hop scene.

  • Music

    November 17, 2004

    The Anti-Rockist Protests Too Much

    A modest proposal for a New York Times critic who should let pop eat itself

  • Music

    August 18, 2004