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Ned Raggett


Ned Raggett

Ned Raggett, 2011

Ned Raggett (born March 2, 1971 in Bremerton, Washington) is an American music journalist. His work has been published in Allmusic, the OC Weekly, Plan B, The Quietus, Arthur, Stylus, Careless Talk Costs Lives, the Seattle Weekly,[1] and Pitchfork.[2] Raggett has contributed approximately 6000 reviews to Allmusic, including a large portion of the reviews of independent music of the 1980s and early 1990s in addition to current electronic, psychedelic, and metal releases.

Raggett has also contributed to the book Marooned: The Next Generation of Desert Island Discs.[3]

Raggett formerly DJed for UC Irvine's KUCI college radio station, and currently works as a library assistant for UCI Libraries. He runs two music-themed electronic mailing lists: the official Squirrels list,[4] and the Sparks list. He lists My Bloody Valentine as his favorite band.[5] As of 2006, he has recorded and released two spoken-word albums, Ned Raggett Reads the Almanac[6] and Pi,[7] and has occasionally recorded and performed with Gang Wizard.


  1. ^ )"Seattle Weekly"Ned Raggett (. Seattle Weekly. Retrieved 2006-12-10. 
  2. ^ Ned Raggett, The Smashing Pumpkins, Gish [Deluxe Edition], Pitchfork, 28 November 2011. Accessed 28 November 2001.
  3. ^ Freeman, Phil (July 2007). Marooned: The Next Generation of Desert Island Discs.  
  4. ^ "Comfortably Dumb". Retrieved 2006-12-10. 
  5. ^ "Ned Raggett's Myspace page". MySpace. Retrieved 2006-12-10. 
  6. ^ "Ned Raggett Reads the Almanac". Tape Mountain. Retrieved 2006-12-10. 
  7. ^ "Ned Raggett: π". Sad Penguin Records. Retrieved 2006-12-10. 

External links

  • Ned Raggett's Blog on Tumblr
  • Ned Raggett Ponders It All - Ned Raggett's archived blog
  • That desert-island question never gets old - Ned's chapter on Loveless from Marooned: The Next Generation of Desert Island Discs
  • Ned Raggett's Top 136 Or So Albums Of The Nineties
  • Ned Raggett answers readers' questions as part of 1p3 ROCKTOBER

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