Marc Hogan

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Marc Hogan (born October 3, 1981) is an American journalist. He currently works as a senior staff writer at Pitchfork.[1]

Hogan has been a music critic at Pitchfork since 2004.[2] He has contributed to a number of other publications, including SPIN, the Financial Times, editorial site Wondering Sound, NPR Music, Billboard, Salon,, Paste,, and the Chicago Tribune, and he has discussed his work on NPR, the BBC, Sound Opinions, WNYC, ABC World News Webcast, and CNBC. He also contributed to the book The Pitchfork 500: Our Guide to the Greatest Songs From Punk to the Present.[citation needed]

Hogan was among the first to report on the cassette revival (in a 2010 article for Pitchfork) and broke the story of Will Ferrell challenging Metallica's Lars Ulrich to a drum battle (in a 2014 article for SPIN).[3][4][5][6]

In a 2017 article for Pitchfork, Hogan published graphic excerpts from the deposition of a woman whom rapper XXXTentacion was charged with beating, strangling and imprisoning while she was pregnant.[7][8]

In 2017, American music critic Robert Christgau cited "reviewer-turned-staff-writer Marc Hogan, an experienced investigative reporter with a grasp of basic political reality."[9] Christgau wrote, "I say give Hogan a column that would spur him to dig up as much such stuff as he can."[citation needed]

In 2005, The New York Times columnist David Carr wrote of one of his Pitchfork album reviews that "the writer, Marc Hogan ... in his rave goes over the top and stays there to very nice effect."[10]

In 2012, New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd quoted his SPIN coverage of Nicki Minaj.[11]

He is a two-time Da Capo Best Music Writing "notable" mention.[12][13]

Slate cited his reviews in a 2006 piece titled "Die, Pitchfork, Die!: The indie music site that everyone loves to hate."[14]

Based in Des Moines, Iowa, Hogan has lived in California, Tennessee, Arizona, Massachusetts, Illinois, and New York. He graduated from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.


  1. ^ "Masthead". Pitchfork. Retrieved October 5, 2016.
  2. ^ "Marc Hogan". Pitchfork. Retrieved October 5, 2014.
  3. ^ "Articles". Pitchfork. Retrieved October 5, 2014.
  4. ^ Rob Walker (April 23, 2010). "Hitting Rewind on the Cassette Tape". The New York Times. Retrieved October 5, 2014.
  5. ^ Mark Hogan (June 10, 2014). "Q&A: Will Ferrell and Chad Smith Challenge Metallica's Lars Ulrich to Drum-Off". SPIN. Retrieved October 5, 2014.
  6. ^ Kory Grow (June 10, 2014). "Will Ferrell and Chad Smith's Next Drum-Off Target: Metallica's Lars Ulrich". Rolling Stone. Retrieved October 5, 2014.
  7. ^ "XXXTentacion's Reported Victim Details Grim Pattern of Abuse in Testimony". Retrieved 2017-11-29.
  8. ^ Sisario, Ben (2017-09-11). "LCD Soundsystem, Leaning on Traditional Sales, Has a No. 1 Album". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2017-11-29.
  9. ^ Christgau, Robert (2017-05-02). "Who the Fuck Knows". The Paris Review. Retrieved 2017-11-29.
  10. ^ David Carr (August 29, 2005). "Garage Rock Meets Garage Critics". The New York Times. Retrieved October 5, 2014.
  11. ^ Maureen Dowd (February 14, 2012). "That Old Black Magic". The New York Times. Retrieved October 5, 2014.
  12. ^ Robert Christgau, Daphne Carr (2007). Da Capo Best Music Writing. Da Capo Press. Retrieved October 5, 2014.
  13. ^ Best Music Writing 2011. Retrieved October 5, 2014.
  14. ^ Matthew Shaer (November 28, 2006). "The indie music site that everyone loves to hate". Slate Magazine. Retrieved October 5, 2014.