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Wednesday, November 2 2011

20 Protest Songs for Today’s Occupy Everything

The Occupy Everything movement continues to grow and build strength. Here are 20 of the highlights from our 2007 protest songs series that remain as relevant as ever and could well be a soundtrack for our times.


Wednesday, October 26 2011

The 10 Worst Horror Sequels/Prequels of All Time

Sequels/Prequels are nothing new in the horror genre, and everyone knows that the majority are less than stellar. Here's a list of some of the most embarrassing entries into our beloved genre.


The 10 Best Hold Steady Songs

The Hold Steady's music represents a delightfully perverse amalgamation of the Rolling Stones’ unbridled sexuality, Jack Kerouac’s open-road spirit, and the Replacement’s independent sensibility. No doubt, any of these 10 songs would make a great “gateway drug” for anyone interested in discovering the charms of the group for the first time.


Tuesday, October 25 2011

Tough Guys Recite: The 5 Best Poetry Spittin’ TV Characters

Every generic hero on TV can finish a poetic quotation or identify a poignant quatrain (down to the line numbers). But few can spit Tennyson or Yeats with such venom as these guys.


Wednesday, October 19 2011

10 Standout Hip-Hop Tracks from 1991

As a complement to PopMatters' "Nevermind Nostalgia" retrospective on music in 1991, Sound Affects takes at look at a partial selection of the year's hip-hop highlights that lean more towards beats production than the era’s increasingly popular gangsta genre.


Tuesday, October 18 2011

The 10 Greatest Modern Horror Movies

Halloween is fast approaching. Here are our Top 10 Picks for fright films guaranteed to disturb your sleep and shiver your spine.


Monday, October 17 2011

The 10 Most Spectacular Screwups in Television History

Come with us now (rattles chains, Marley-style) as we take a cautionary look back at the 10 most spectacular mistakes of TV executives past…


Thursday, October 13 2011

The Five Best Movie Surprises of 2011… So Far

Oscar season may end up altering this list severely, but for now, these five films are the pleasant reminders of why we give some movies a chance instead of dismissing them on sight...of first trailer.


Wednesday, October 12 2011

Ranking R.E.M.: The 10 Best Albums

One author's farewell ranking of the top 10 R.E.M. LPs illustrates that some albums that were monster hits have not aged especially well, while another album entitled Monster has, and that the usual suspects remain indelible after all these years.


Tuesday, October 11 2011

The 10 Greatest Horror Remakes of All Time

The horror genre has produced some remake junk. In the case of these ten treats, the update delivers something definitive.


The 10 Greatest Movie Hitmen of All Time (Short Ends and Leader) [4.Oct.11]
10 Songs That Will Make You Love R.E.M. (Sound Affects) [28.Sep.11]
The 10 Greatest Disney Animated Films of All Time (Short Ends and Leader) [27.Sep.11]
15 Landmark Dance Tracks from 1991 (Sound Affects) [14.Sep.11]
The 10 Best Fight Films of All Time (Short Ends and Leader) [13.Sep.11]
The 10 Best Wilco Songs of All Time (Sound Affects) [7.Sep.11]
20 Unsung Music Videos from the 1980s (Sound Affects) [1.Sep.11]
The 10 Best Tori Amos Songs of All Time (Sound Affects) [25.Aug.11]
The Top 10 Films That Should Be Remade (Short Ends and Leader) [24.Aug.11]
Here Comes Fall TV: 2011 Edition (Features) [17.Aug.11]
The 15 Best Red Hot Chili Peppers Songs (Sound Affects) [17.Aug.11]
The 10 Greatest Cinematic Slackers (Short Ends and Leader) [17.Aug.11]
The 10 Greatest Sci-Fi Film Comedies of All Time (Short Ends and Leader) [10.Aug.11]
10 for ‘11: The Best Trailers for Upcoming Films (Short Ends and Leader) [9.Aug.11]
The 10 Worst Sci-Fi Films of All Time (Short Ends and Leader) [3.Aug.11]
The 10 Greatest Unmade Movies of All Time (Short Ends and Leader) [27.Jul.11]
The 10 Greatest Movie Comedies of All Time (Short Ends and Leader) [20.Jul.11]
TV’s Most Memorable Commercials (Mixed Media) [15.Jul.11]
The 10 Greatest Horror Sequels of All Time (Short Ends and Leader) [13.Jul.11]
Michael Bay and the Five Tricks Up His Sleeve (Short Ends and Leader) [11.Jul.11]
Top 10 Coolest Robots from Film & TV (Channel Surfing) [7.Jul.11]
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