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He’s Still the Boss: The 10 Best Springsteen Songs of the Last 10 Years

In the last 10 years, with and without the now-dwindling E Street Band, Springsteen has created some of his best music. No album as a whole approaches Born to Run’s cultural status, but select songs are equally memorable and musically vital.

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Moving Pixels Podcast: Top 5 Arcade Games of All-Time

This week, the Moving Pixels podcast considers their personal picks for the top five arcade games of all time.

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Top 10 Culturally Significant Banjo Moments

In the shadow of Earl Scruggs’ death, it’s worth taking a look at the role the banjo has played in American popular culture.

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The 10 Greatest Man vs. Space Monster Movies Ever

ET - GO HOME! PLEASE! Here are 10 examples of where extraterrestrials have overstayed their welcome, resulting in a man vs. alien beatdown.

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The 10 Greatest Fourth Films in Longstanding Franchises

Sequels rarely capture the moviemaking magic of the original film. Here are 10 examples where the fourth title in a franchise actually makes their cinematic series proud.

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5 Reasons Why Pepe Deluxé‘s ‘Queen of the Wave’ Is a Masterpiece

Last month, PopMatters gave Pepe Deluxé's pop-opera-surf-rock concept album Queen of the Wave a perfect 10 score, just one of many plaudits the LP has amassed in a scant few weeks of releases. Sound Affects breaks down five reasons why this record is a stellar achievement destined to become a cult classic.

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Ranking the Greats: The 10 Films of Quentin Tarantino

Genius or joker? Legitimate film icon or byproduct of the video age? Whatever the case, Quentin Tarantino has made some terrific films.

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The Top 10 Madonna Album Cuts of All Time

With Madonna's 13th full-length studio album about to be released, we take a look at the ten best album-cuts that were never graced with the privilege of being officially released as a single.

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The 10 Greatest Human Hunting Films of All Time

Has a certain teen lit sensation a.k.a. The Hunger Games left you 'hungry' for more. Here's our list of ten alternate examples of the 'man as prey' premise.

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10 Memorable Moments from Last Year’s SXSW Music Conference

With the 2012 South by Southwest Music Conference currently underway, Sound Affects lets you know about ten moments you might have missed at last year's event.

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The Top 10 Cinematic Swashbucklers of All Time

In celebration of the sword, here are our picks for the 10 greatest examples of onscreen blade work ever.

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10 Must-See Artists at SXSW in 2012

With this year's South by Southwest Music and Media Conference kicking off next week, Sound Affects assembles a list of 10 acts to check out on your visit to Austin, Texas.

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Five Oscars the Academy Got Wrong

The looking-backwards 2012 winners were sometimes less the problem than those that were nominated to begin with.

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The Best Film Scores of the 2000s

From contemplative science fiction to macabre stop-motion, the 2000s brought forth some excellent film scores that are worth listening to long after the credits have rolled. With this year's Academy Awards just behind us, Sound Affects looks at the top movie scores from the 21 century so far.

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The Top 10 Films That Should Have Won Best Picture

Oscar always gets it 'wrong.' Here are 10 Best Picture reasons (out of many) why.

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23 Feb 2012 // 6:00 AM

In Defense of Terrence Malick

Five Reasons The Tree of Life Should Win Best Picture...

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The 10 Best Progressive Rock Albums of the 2000s

The first decade of the new millennium proved to be a fruitful time for great progressive rock. While some of prog’s most legendary bands took turns for the worse, others rose to meteoric prominence.

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10 Alternative Cinematic Valentines

Love is in the air, as mandated by Madison Avenue, various greeting card manufacturers, and endless couples' arguments. Here are 10 ways to step outside the norm and avoid the annual festival of forced affection.

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The 10 Greatest Shakespeare Film Adaptations of All Time

While some want to question his authorship, there is no denying the lasting influence of William Shakespeare. These 10 titles prove that with accolades to spare.

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The Top 15 Madonna Singles of All Time

In the wake of Madonna'a ostentatious Super Bowl halftime performance, PopMatters presents a rundown of the Queen of Pop's 15 finest singles.

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Con Brio: The Best New Live Band in America?

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"There’s a preciousness to McCarter and the rest of the mostly young band. You want to freeze the moment, to make sure they are taking it all in too. Because it’s going to change.

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