Chris Conaton
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//Features

Faith No More: The Real Thing and Angel Dust (Reissues) | 13 Jul 2015 // 10:00 PM

While not exactly half-assed, Rhino's reissues of Faith No More's best-known albums aren't quite as good as they could be. The Real Thing finally gets a much-needed remaster, at least.

Days in and Days Out of Hall H: Comic-Con International 2012 | 23 Jul 2012 // 10:40 PM

Attending the various panels in Hall H at Comic Con can require a lot of planning and may take up your whole day.

//Reviews

Sumac: What One Becomes | 28 Jun 2016 // 9:15 PM

What One Becomes finds great musicians doing occasionally great passages during experimentally structured 10-minute songs with death growls that sound like belches; in other words, Sumac is a mixed bag.

Big Thief: Masterpiece (take 2) | 14 Jun 2016 // 3:36 AM

Singer/guitarist/songwriter Adrianne Lenker dominates Big Thief's debut album, and she has enough personality to carry the whole band.

//Blogs

Previewing Comic-Con 2012 | 9 Jul 2012 // 10:45 PM

The biggest pop culture gathering in North America kicks off Wednesday night. How has Comic-Con responded to last year's problems, and what are the most interesting events taking place at this year's show?

Bubbling Under the 75 Best Albums of 2011: Fountains of Wayne | 14 Dec 2011 // 1:00 AM

This week we presented our Best 75 Albums of 2011. Here are several more just bubbling under the top 75...

//Mixed media
//Blogs

Intimacy with the Devil: Horror and 'the static speaks my name'

// Moving Pixels

"the static speaks my name creates an uncomfortable intimacy between the player and the protagonist.

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