We are delighted to announce that the Albumism family has expanded once again with the key addition of Matt Koelling. An experienced journalist, Matt boasts an expansive, cross-genre knowledge of music which is sure to enhance our ever-evolving content platform. We look forward to Matt’s contributions and perspectives in the future, and encourage the Albumism community to check out his great work, including his recently published debut article, in which he revisits Black Sheep’s classic debut album A Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing in conjunction with its 25th anniversary.
More about Matt:
Matt Koelling a.k.a. Bomb or Bombastic was born in the city that birthed America, in the nation’s first hospital, during the year of the bicentennial. A music freak since being able to walk and talk, Matt subsisted in his early years on a steady diet of Jimi, Stones, MJ, Prince and (gulp) Duran Duran. Upon first hearing “The Show” by Doug E Fresh & The Get Fresh Crew at a family barbecue, he began a love affair with hip-hop that has evolved and grown daily as he has.
Matt is not proud to admit that his first concert was Debbie Gibson’s Electric Youth tour at the Philadelphia Spectrum in 1989 but blames that on his younger sister and feels he re-affirmed his hard-rock status by seeing the Eazy-Duz-It Tour co-headlined by NWA and Public Enemy later that summer in the same building. Matt is a full-time music critic for OCNJ Daily, the founder/lead writer/editor of his own site Something In The Wudder and a freelance journalist with other outfits. Follow Matt on Twitter via @nostrabombus and check out his site www.somethinginthewudder.com.
Matt’s 5 Favorite Albums of All Time:
Bob Dylan | Blood on the Tracks
Nas | Illmatic
Robert Palmer | Sneakin’ Sally Through the Alley
Prince | Sign O’ the Times
A Tribe Called Quest | The Low End Theory