Jordan Ryan Pedersen

Jordan Ryan Pedersen loves "one last job" movies, hates when people say "it's a mute point", and is ambivalent about "Drake." He has written for Complex, MTV, Bandcamp, and MEL Magazine. He also spent a few years in LA trying to break into film and TV and *raspberry noise* that was a bust. He wrote and produced a short film called Taco Night - YouTube it if you feel like it. He's mostly retired from freelancing to write a book, except when Jeff asks him to do, what's that called, they make movies about it. He lives in Indiana.

Jordan's Top Ten:

1. Prince - Purple Rain
2. Bruce Springsteen - Born to Run
3. Jay-Z - The Blueprint
4. John Coltrane - A Love Supreme
5. Metallica - Master of Puppets
6. Pavement - Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain
7. Clipse - Hell Hath No Fury
8. Van Cliburn - Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No. 1 - Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No. 2
9. Fleetwood Mac - Rumours
10. Jamey Johnson - That Lonesome Song

Jordan Ryan Pedersen kicks off our tribute to Drakeo the Ruler with "Out the Slums." RIYL the Stinc Team, defunct fitness club chains.
Jordan Ryan Pedersen takes a critical look at Numero Group's reissue of music by Pastor T.L. Barrett.
Jordan Ryan Pedersen sheds a tear with O.V. Wright, one of soul's most underrated weepers.
Jordan Ryan Pedersen takes you back to the high school dance with the next iteration of the Passion of the Weiss tribute to DMX.
Jordan Ryan Pedersen looks into Light in the Attic's latest entry in its Japan Archival series.
Jordan Ryan Pedersen looks at the best rapper from Indianapolis since...nobody?
Jordan Ryan Pedersen daydreams about Third Man's new collection of 90s Michigan shoegaze.
Jordan Ryan Pedersen kind of reviews Light in the Attic's new collection of Japanese City Pop, AOR & Boogie.
Jordan Ryan Pedersen nicks himself on Ryuichi Sakamoto's Thousand Knives, newly reissued by Wewantsounds.
Jordan Ryan Pedersen surveys the not latest but maybe greatest of Japanese jazz.