Clayton Purdom, The AV Club

Clayton Purdom

The AV Club

Chicago, IL, United States

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Recent:
  • Unknown
Past:
  • The AV Club
  • Kill Screen

Past articles by Clayton:

Raised By Wolves lets Ridley Scott expand one of his strangest sci-fi ideas

The central parents my be androids, but they deal with the same shit all parents deal with: infidelity, insecurity, fear of the future. → Read More

It took a decade to see how dark Kanye’s <i>Fantasy </i>was

In 10 For The ’10s, The A.V. Club looks back at the decade that was: 10 essays about the media that defined the 2010s, one for every year from 2010 to 2019. First up: 2010 and Kanye West’s My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy. → Read More

A brief history of The Zone, the sci-fi idea that swallows everything

Infinite Scroll is a series about the increasingly blurry lines between the internet, pop culture, and the real world. → Read More

5 new releases we love: Brittany Howard goes solo, Vivian Girls return to form, and more

There’s a lot of music out there. To help you cut through all the noise, every week The A.V. Club is rounding up A-Sides, five recent releases we think are worth your time. You can listen to these and more on Spotify. → Read More

5 new releases we love: JPEGMAFIA tweaks styles, Highwomen get rootsy, and more

There’s a lot of music out there. To help you cut through all the noise, every week The A.V. Club is rounding up A-Sides, five recent releases we think are worth your time. You can listen to these and more on Spotify. → Read More

Bon Iver’s i,i and indie rock’s environmental apocalypse

The reality of climate change has, in the past year, taken particular root in the world of indie rock, on albums by Deerhunter, Animal Collective, and Weyes Blood. Still, it feels a little different coming from Bon Iver. → Read More

5 new releases we love: Shura gets intimate, Ross From Friends has an epiphany, and more

By collaborating with his bandmates and friends, Justin Vernon has made his most expansive-sounding and boundary-pushing—yet still immensely listenable—album yet. → Read More

4 new releases we love: Angel Olsen cues the strings, Clairo stuns, and more

There’s a lot of music out there. To help you cut through all the noise, every week The A.V. Club is rounding up A-Sides, five recent releases we think are worth your time. You can listen to these and more on Spotify. → Read More

5 new releases we love: Maxo Kream makes a name for himself, Hunny's sweet, and more

There’s a lot of music out there. To help you cut through all the noise, every week The A.V. Club is rounding up A-Sides, five recent releases we think are worth your time. You can listen to these and more on Spotify. → Read More

5 new releases we love: A beautiful bummer, a fuck-you to creeps, and more

There’s a lot of music out there. To help you cut through all the noise, every week The A.V. Club is rounding up A-Sides, five recent releases we think are worth your time. You can listen to these and more on Spotify. → Read More

Freddie Gibbs and Madlib go 2 for 2 with the head-spinning Bandana

The pair's second collaboration seems designed to dazzle, to assert a joint legacy. → Read More

5 new releases we love: Resilient disco pop, experimental hip-hop, and more

There’s a lot of music out there. To help you cut through all the noise, every week The A.V. Club is rounding up A-Sides, five recent releases we think are worth your time. You can listen to these and more on Spotify. → Read More

5 new releases we love: An effervescent R&B album, a sultry love song, and more

There’s a lot of music out there. To help you cut through all the noise, every week The A.V. Club is rounding up A-Sides, five recent releases we think are worth your time. You can listen to these and more on Spotify. → Read More

5 new releases we love: A pop revolutionary returns, an L.A. rapper bounces back, and more

There’s a lot of music out there. To help you cut through all the noise, every week The A.V. Club is rounding up A-Sides, five recent releases we think are worth your time. You can listen to these and more on Spotify. → Read More

5 new releases we love: A luminous rap record, a rejuvenating prelude to summer, and more

There’s a lot of music out there. To help you cut through all the noise, every week The A.V. Club is rounding up A-Sides, five recent releases we think are worth your time. You can listen to these and more on Spotify. → Read More

5 new releases we love: Filmic folk-pop, rock’s restless edge, and more

Weyes Blood's grand fourth LP, Priests' riotous return, the latest (and greatest?) from Quelle Chris, Mike Adams' breezy new track, and Laura Stevenson's immersive The Big Freeze. → Read More

5 new releases we love: An infectious ass-shaker, a dystopian pop debut, and more

There’s a lot of music out there. To help you cut through all the noise, every week The A.V. Club is rounding up A-Sides, five recent releases we think are worth your time. You can listen to these and more on Spotify. → Read More

5 new releases we love: A retro-cool collab, a Southern funk sojourn, and more

There’s a lot of music out there. To help you cut through all the noise, every week The A.V. Club is rounding up A-Sides, five recent releases we think are worth your time. You can listen to these and more on Spotify. → Read More

Tierra Whack, Little Simz, and 3 non-Solange releases you should still hear today

There’s a lot of music out there. To help you cut through all the noise, every week The A.V. Club is rounding up A-Sides, five recent releases we think are worth your time. You can listen to these and more on Spotify. → Read More

A-Sides: James Blake and André 3000’s effervescent team-up, plus new Toro Y Moi and more

There’s a lot of music out there. To help you cut through all the noise, every week The A.V. Club is rounding up A-Sides, five recent releases we think are worth your time. You can listen to these and more on Spotify. → Read More