February Media Journal


Ouyang, Lei X. Music as Mao’s Weapon: Remembering the Cultural Revolution. University of Illinois Press, 2022.

Essig, Laurie. Love, Inc.: Dating Apps, The Big White Wedding, And Chasing the Happily Neverafter. University of California Press, 2019.

Osmon, Erin. John Prine. Bloomsburg Academic Press, 2021.

Vanderbilt, Tom. You May Also Like: Taste in an Age of Endless Choice. Vintage Books, 2017.


Thelma and The Sleaze. Sacred as Hell. DryerBaby Records, 2020.*

Thelma and The Sleaze. Somebody’s Doin’ Something. Last Hurrah Records, 2017.*

Chicago. 17. Warner Bros., 1984.

Strand of Oaks. In Heaven. Galacticana Records, 2021.*

Mellencamp, John. Strictly a One-Eyed Jack. Republic Records, 2022.*

Vaden, Sadler. Anybody Out There? Dirty Mag Records, 2020.*

Joel, Billy. An Innocent Man. CBS Records, 1983.

Black Country, New Road. Ants From Up There. Ninja Tune Records, 2022.*

Mitski. Laurel Hell. Dead Oceans Records, 2022.*

Mitchell, Anaïs. Anaïs Mitchell. BMG Music, 2022.*

Amos, Tori. Ocean to Ocean. Decca Records, 2021.*

Cantrell, Jerry. Brighten. Double J Music, 2021.*

Mammoth WVH. Mammoth WVH. EX1 Records, 2021.*

Indigo Girls. Strange Fire. Epic Records, 1989/1987.

Le Bon, Cate. Pompeii. Mexican Summer Records, 2022.*

Nicholson, Jodie. Live at The Old Church Studio (Old Church Session). [Self-Released], 2022.*

Nicholson, Jodie. Can’t Escape the Feeling. [Self-Released], 2021.*

Taylor, James. Sweet Baby James. Warner Bros., 1969.

[Various Artists]. Cinnamon Girl: Women Artists Cover Neil Young for Charity. American Laundromat Records, 2008.*

Krieger, Allegra. The Joys of Forgetting. Northern Spy Records, 2020.*

Krieger, Allegra. Circles. [Self Released], 2017*

Spoon. Lucifer on the Sofa. Matador, 2022.*

Eels. Extreme Witchcraft. E Works Records, 2022.*

The Wombats. Fix Yourself, Not The World. AWAL Recordings, 2022.*

Hurray for the Riff Raff. Life on Earth. Nonsuch Records, 2022.*

North Mississippi Allstars. Set Sail. New West Records, 2022.*

[Various Artists]. A Covers Compilation of Songs By Tom Petty. Bittersweet Music, 2021.*

[Various Artists]. Generation X: Alternative Point of View. JCI Records, 1994.

[Various Artists]. Broken Hearts & Dirty Windows: Songs of John Prine, Vol. 2. Oh Boy Records, 2022.

Midnight Oil. Resist. Sony Music, 2022.*

Glass, Alice. Prey//IV. Eating Glass Records, 2022.*

Keating, Annie. Bristol County Tides. [Self Released], 2021.*

Vedder, Eddie. Earthlilng. Republic Records, 2022.

Tears for Fears. The Tipping Point. Concord Records, 2022.*

Animal Collective. Time Skiffs. Domino Records, 2022.*

Empath. Visitor. Fat Possum Records, 2022.*

Sarah Shook & The Disarmers. Nightroamer. Abeyance Records, 2022.*

Anna Sun. Extended Play. [Self Released], 2022.*


Pam & Tommy. Creator Robert Siegel. Annapurna Pictures, 2022. Hulu

We need to Talk About Cosby. Dir. W. Kamau Bell. Boardwalk Pictures, 2022. Showtime.

The Afterparty. Creator Christopher Miller. Sony Pictures Television, 2022. Apple TV.

Dollface [Season 2]. Creator Jordan Weiss. ABC Signature Productions, 2022. Hulu.

Inventing Anna. Creator Shonda Rhimes. Shondaland Productions, 2022. Netflix.

Space Force [Season 1]. Creators Steve Carell & Greg Daniels. Deedle-Dee Productions, 2020. Netflix.

Snowfall [Season 5]. Creators Eric Amadio, John Singleton, & Dave Andron. Groundswell Productions, 2022. FX.

Super Pumped: The Battle for Uber. Creators Brian Koppelman & David Levien. Showtime Productions, 2022. Showtime.


The Fallout. Dir. Megan Park. SSS Entertainment, 2022.

Summer of Soul (…Or When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised). Dir. Questlove. Mass Distraction Media, 2021.

The Voyeurs. Dir. Michael Mohan. Divide/Conquer Productions, 2021.

The Hand of God. Dir. Paolo Sorrentino. The Apartment Productions, 2021.

Nightmare Alley. Dir. Guillermo Del Toro. Searchlight Pictures, 2021.

Screwballs. Dir. Rafal Zielinski. Millennium Productions, 1983.

Donny’s Bar Mitzvah. Dir. Jonathan Kaufman. Side of Ranch Productions, 2021.

Zola. Dir. Janicza Bravo. A24 Pictures, 2020.

Summer ’03. Dir. Becca Gleason. Big Cat Productions, 2018.

Pep Squad. Dir. Steve Balderson. Dikenga Films, 1998.

The Shape of Water. Dir. Guillermo Del Toro. Fox Searchlight Pictures, 2017.

Shiva Baby. Dir. Emma Seligman. Dimbo Pictures, 2020.

Bad Luck Banging or Loony Porn. Dir. Radu Jude. microfilm Productions, 2021.

Malignant. Dir. James Wan. New Line Cinema, 2021.



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Michael Mario Albrecht

Michael Mario Albrecht

I’m a professor and a cultural/political critic.