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10 Albums That Supposedly Suck (But Don’t)

Some of these are hopefully no-brainers, others may be head-scratchers. All of them are albums that deserve a fresh appraisal.

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Tracks They’ll Be Talking About: 5 Divisive Songs on Great Albums

Bon Iver's "Beth/Rest" is just the latest song that beguiles as many fans as it detracts.

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The 10 Greatest Unmade Movies of All Time

Tinseltown's history is awash in unrealized cinematic dreams, from the most ardent indie approach to the most mild of mainstream conceits. This week we present the list of 'legendary' films that Hollywood failed to make... much to their detriment and film fan's chagrin.

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TV Highpoints and Lowpoints of 2010-2011… Number 10

Today, PopMatters kicks off a 10-day countdown of some of the high and lowpoints of the 2010 to 2011 television season beginning with the superlative Mad Men and the sad on-going strength of reality shows.

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Daft Punk Is Playing at Your House: 10 Essential Dance-Rock Albums

Today, the intersection of dance music and rock music seems only natural. However, the process has been in the making for decades, and this list provides an introduction to ten of the best albums this genre combination has to offer.

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The 10 Greatest Movie Comedies of All Time

The ten comedies that make us -- and perhaps, only us at Short Ends and Leader -- laugh out loud. Guaranteed to differ from yours... probably...

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15 Jul 2011 // 4:00 AM

TV’s Most Memorable Commercials

This year is the 70th anniversary of the first TV commercial, so we cast our glance back at the some of the most memorable ads of all time.

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Five Songs About Wizards, Witches, and Other Spellcasters

The final Harry Potter film is upon us, so why not spin these magic-tinged tunes to commemorate the occasion?

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The 10 Greatest Horror Sequels of All Time

It's hard to tell what is scarier, the standard sequel, or these 10 superlative examples of the excellent fright film follow-up.

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Michael Bay and the Five Tricks Up His Sleeve

Five ways the infamous director gets us to watch his awful movies again and again and again...

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7 Jul 2011 // 4:30 AM

Top 10 Coolest Robots from Film & TV

In honor of Transformers: Dark of the Moon's release this past weekend, we tip our hats to all the amazing robots and robettes who've entertained us through the years.

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The 10 Insane Lessons Learned from ‘Transformers: Dark of the Moon’

10 Examples of the Craziest, Most Cracked Concepts Ever Forwarded as "Normal" By a Proposed Mainstream Entertainment.

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15 of the Best 4th of July Songs in Rock Music

Wondering where songwriters have paid homage to the Fourth of July in their songs? Here are 15 notable examples of references to the American holiday.

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Still Ill: The Best 13 Songs by the Smiths

To celebrate the 25th birthday of the Smiths' masterful album The Queen Is Dead, PopMatters presents a list of the top 13 tracks by the legendary English quartet.

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The 10 Legitimate Movie-Related Reasons to Hate Nicolas Cage

Think the actor's recent rash of paycheck-cashing roles is something new? These 10 career-spanning examples will set the record straight.

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27 Jun 2011 // 1:00 PM

More of the Best Summer TV

Because we know you like the cool A/C, but love these cool shows. The following represents the incredibly entertaining programming now airing in the hot, sweaty summer months, even if it's not (yet) good enough to make the fall schedule.

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The 12 Most Memorable Paul McCartney Solo Songs

When he wasn’t collaborating with wife Linda, working in Wings, doing a duet, or disguised as the Fireman, Paul McCartney was going at it alone post-Beatles. In honor of his 69th birthday and the recent reissues of McCartney and McCartney II, here’s a look at his best solo work.

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The 10 Worst Family Films of All Time

Lock up the wee ones... here are 10 films guaranteed to stunt their growth, as well as their sense of fun and imagination.

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The 10 Biggest “WTF?” Movie Concepts of All Time

Get ready to have your aesthetic driven insane by these 10 toxic examples of cinematic "huh?"

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A Stormy Playlist: 10 Songs for Before, During, and After the Summer Storms

If we are going to learn to grin and bear this year's enhanced, prolonged stormy activity, we need an equally stormy playlist to accompany the thunderstorms, tornadoes, hurricanes, and whatever other maladies Mother Nature might throw our way during this summer season

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'Wanted' Is a Spaghetti Western That Will Leave You Wanting

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"The charisma of Giuliano Gemma and some stellar action sequences can't save this sub-par spaghetti western.

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