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Five Things We Can Learn from Pitchfork’s “The People’s List”

Pitchfork's end-of-the-summer experiment, a global vote called "The People's List", resulted in a final list that was unsurprising to most and enraging to others. PopMatters examines five things we can take from this list, not just about Pitchfork but about contemporary indie music as a whole.

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‘Blur 21’: The Best of the Rarities

The most compelling reason to opt for the CD version of the Blur 21 box set is the inclusion of four rarities discs covering the span of the revived Britpop group’s history.

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The 10 Most Diabolical Dystopias in Cinema

From a lack of food to too many people, sci-fi loves to discuss dystopias. Here are 10 terrifying examples of such frightening future shocks.

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19 Aug 2012 // 10:14 PM

To the End: 12 Essential Blur Songs for 2012

If you needed any confirmation that Blur took the gold in the 1990s Britpop battle royale, the band's headlining performance capping the London Olympics should close the case.

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Outta Time: The 10 Best Oasis Songs, Post-‘Be Here Now’

The second entry in PopMatters’ List This series about Oasis’ career after the release of the critically maligned Be Here Now explores the band's best album tracks after that fateful album.

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The 10 Reasons ‘The Expendables’ is the Most Important (Action) Film of the 2000s

Forget Bourne. Barney Ross should be the most influential action hero of the aughts.

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Not every band borne out of a great predecessor can measure up. Here are five that do.

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Top 10 Performances of American Standards from Miles Davis Records

While Miles will always be known for his original compositions and for genre-busting, innovative records like Kind of Blue, E.S.P., and Bitches Brew, it’s worthwhile to give another listen to the great performances of standards the trumpeter recorded during the earlier part of his career.

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Ranking the Greats: The Films of Danny Boyle

From outside to Oscar to the Olympics, Danny Boyle is a creative chameleon. Here's our ranking of his best cinematic (plus one) efforts.

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25 Jul 2012 // 4:00 AM

The 10 Best Oasis B-Sides

As a tribute to the release of Oasis 1997 release Be Here Now, widely regarded as the beginning of the Britpop group' downfall, PopMatters will examine the overlooked parts of the band's body of work. This first list examines Oasis’ B-sides, where some of their true gems can be found.

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Knight Music: The Top 10 Batman Music Tracks

As the World's Greatest Detective is set to triumph at the box office yet again this weekend with the release of The Dark Knight Rises, Sound Affects shines a Bat-Signal on one of the most essential components of any Batman film or TV series -- the music.

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Knight’s Out: Ranking the Batman Movies

No matter who you celebrate -- Burton, Schumacher or Nolan -- the Batman franchise has been fascinating to watch. Before he Rises, here's our ranking of the seven previous Batman movies.

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20 of the Most Influential Artists in Underground Metal Today

PopMatters celebrates the polymaths who have devoted their life's work to a multitude of artistic endeavours and in turn, emphatically etched their own legend in the annuals of underground metal. This is a list of the genre's most influential bands/artists in existence today. Kneel in reverence; the Gods are amongst us...

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The 10 Most Unfathomable ‘Franchises’ in Film

With a staggering 62 entries between them, these are the 10 unnecessary cinematic series that need to go away, ASAP.

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Ranking the Greats: The 10 Best Films by Oliver Stone

He's chronicled both war and peace, politics and passion. Here's the ten best films in this controversial writer/director's intriguing canon.

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12 Jun 2012 // 5:00 AM

Five for Five: ‘Rock of Ages’

Five reasons for and against seeing the new musical starring a shirtless Tom Cruise (reason #1 either way).

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If You Choose Not to Decide: The 10 Best Rush Songs

Beloved by musicians and originally shunned by critics, Rush continues to win fans and even detractors well into their fourth decade of making music. With the Canadian trio's new album Clockwork Angels due for release in just a few days, Sound Affects counts down the ensemble's top ten songs.

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All the Pieces Matter: Ranking the Seasons of ‘The Wire’

Four years after its conclusion, The Wire continues to top best-of lists across internet sites and print magazines alike. And with each season's unique story arc, each viewer is likely to have favorites. Here is but one humble fan's take on each season of one of the greatest feats in television's history.

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Ranking Ridley: The 10 Best Films by Ridley Scott

Some consider him a genius. Others label him style over substance. Here are 10 examples of Ridley Scott's aesthetic, including his most recent "return to form".

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The 10 Greatest Aspects of the ‘Star Wars’ Franchise

Everyone's favorite space opera turns 35 this week. Here are 10 reasons why we still love this adventure from long ago, in a galaxy far, far away.

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'Fire Emblem Heroes' Is a Bad Crossover

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"Fire Emblem Heroes desperately and shamelessly wants to monetize our love for these characters, yet it has no idea why we came to love them in the first place.

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