Articles by Jesse Locke

The Best Music Documentaries of 2021

After a banner year for non-fiction feature films and TV series with music as their focus, here are 10 titles we found especially illuminating.

The Pop Group Are Still Bending Time on “Y in Dub”

Mark Stewart sets the scene for the recently released dub reimagining of the record helmed by its original producer, Dennis Bovell.

Tom Scharpling on Laying Himself Bare in His Heartbreaking and Hilarious Memoir

The radio host, voice actor, writer, and director’s new book “It Never Ends” is out now.

Wire Revisit Their Experimental Era Showcased in the New “P456 Deluxe” Compilation

Colin Newman and Bruce Gilbert discuss their new Record Store Day double 10-inch collecting the band’s overlooked early 2000s recordings.

The Wonderful World of Ho99o9

Eaddy and theOGM trace the lineage of conservative fear-mongering in music to the present day, which sees the release of the punk-rap duo’s politically charged “BLURR” mixtape.

Remembering Kraftwerk’s Florian Schneider Through His Most Widely Overlooked Work

We revisit the late electronic music pioneer’s legacy via early LPs and recently unearthed recordings.

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