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Bowling for Columbine Far From Heaven Talk to Her Alias The year’s media output was huge. Big effects, big budgets, big egos, big predictions,

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26 Dec 2002 // 9:00 PM

The passing of Clash legend Joe Strummer hit harder than the deaths of most musicians.  Strummer was in many ways the voice of a

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16 Dec 2002 // 1:03 AM

Following several less than stellar musical years, 2002 shaped up to be the best year for new music since 1997. Hip-hop was vastly reinvigorated by ambitious and

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When catastrophic events happen, U.S. tv gives up advertising dollars for two days, irony dies, and mass-media folks start saying that they will rethink

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Best Music of 2001 Lists PopMatters writers Sarah Zupko Andrew Gilstrap Devon Powers Patrick Schabe Cynthia Fuchs James Beaudreau Maurice Bottomley Matt Cibula S. Renee Dechert

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I’ve heard it more than once — the year was terrible for movies and TV, epitomized by the ascension of Survivor and Regis, the return

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After two relatively weak years with few truly great albums, 2000 was a major rebound year. The Billboard 200 charts in the US were littered with plenty

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“So much on my mind, I just can’t recline.” Mos Def has that right: there’s too much visual and other media stuff out

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Like 1998, 1999 was a tough year for compiling a “best of” list. Fact is, there were no absolute knock-outs, no dead-on number one picks, no era-defining

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