AJ Ramirez
Sound Affects Editor
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The Year Alternative Went Massive and Defined a Decade | 29 Sep 2011 // 4:00 PM

Above all else, musically 1991 will forever be remembered as the year alterna-rock conquered the masses. PopMatters explores how alternative became the dominant form of rock music in the '90s.

In the Lap of the Gods: The First Five Queen Albums | 8 Jun 2011 // 4:00 PM

Consummate showmen and masters of the studio environment, in their first five albums the members of British rock group Queen transformed from ambitious contenders into elite practitioners of the genre.


Various Artists: Millions Like Us: The Story of the Mod Revival 1977-1989 | 22 Jan 2015 // 8:05 PM

The resurgent mod scene of the late 1970s gets its due.

Pixies: Doolittle 25 | 2 Dec 2014 // 8:06 PM

It's been 25 years sinceDoolittle first screamed about slicing up eyeballs and the numerical properties of deities. Now, we live in wake of its seismic impact.


Looking for the Girl That Meets Supply with Demand: ABC's 'The Lexicon of Love' | 28 Jan 2015 // 3:00 AM

“Martin, maybe one day you’ll find true love." ABC's sumptuous critique of romance is a masterful blend of disco, New Wave pop, and golden age Hollywood glamor.

Caught in the Machine: Nine Inch Nails - "Suck" | 15 Dec 2014 // 3:55 AM

The nasty little piece of work that is the Broken EP ends with Trent Reznor bringing a previous side-project collaboration fully under the Nine Inch Nails umbrella.

//Mixed media

Because Blood Is Drama: Considering Carnage in Video Games and Other Media

// Moving Pixels

"It's easy to dismiss blood and violence as salacious without considering why it is there, what its context is, and what it might communicate.

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