About Dean Van Nguyen

Dean Van Nguyen Dean Van Nguyen is a music journalist and cultural critic based in Dublin. In addition to The Thin Air, his work has appeared in The Irish Times, Pitchfork, Wax Poetics, PopMatters, The Deli, Clash, AllHipHop.com and various others. Twitter: @deanvannguyen



Author Archives: Dean Van Nguyen

American Sniper

January 22nd, 2015 | by Dean Van Nguyen

American Sniper is one of the most grotesque films I’ve ever seen. A blatant piece of flag-waving Bush-era US propaganda, it’s a …


Rick Ross – Mastermind

March 21st, 2014 | by Dean Van Nguyen

Rick Ross’s sixth album Mastermind arrives to little ceremony. Throughout its promotion the usual rattle and hum of the internet …


The Weeknd – Kiss Land

October 14th, 2013 | by Dean Van Nguyen

When Abel Tesfaye mysteriously emerged two years ago with a dazzling set of ice cold mixtapes that vividly depicted post-breakup …


Kanye West – Yeezus

July 1st, 2013 | by Dean Van Nguyen

Yeezus is Kanye West’s most polarising album to date, and it’s not just down to the testing sonic wonderland he’s …


Styles P – Float

May 21st, 2013 | by Dean Van Nguyen

The nineties resurgence sweeping New York hip-hop has primarily been forged by artists born right in the middle of the …



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