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Thursday, August 16 2012

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.

Tuesday, August 14 2012

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.

Wednesday, August 8 2012

5 Great Bands (Spun Off from Other Great Bands)

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

Wednesday, August 1 2012

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.

Tuesday, July 31 2012

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.

Wednesday, July 25 2012

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.

Friday, July 20 2012

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.

Tuesday, July 17 2012

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.

Friday, July 13 2012

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...

Tuesday, July 10 2012

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.

Five for Five: ‘Rock of Ages’ (Short Ends and Leader) [12.Jun.12]
Ranking Ridley: The 10 Best Films by Ridley Scott (Short Ends and Leader) [5.Jun.12]
Go Goth!: Ranking the Burton/Depp Collaborations (Short Ends and Leader) [15.May.12]
The Best and Worst Films of Spring 2012 (Short Ends and Leader) [1.May.12]
The 10 Best Songs by the Band (Sound Affects) [25.Apr.12]
The 10 Greatest Movies About Writers/Writing Ever (Short Ends and Leader) [24.Apr.12]
The 10 Greatest Man vs. Space Monster Movies Ever (Short Ends and Leader) [10.Apr.12]
Ranking the Greats: The 10 Films of Quentin Tarantino (Short Ends and Leader) [28.Mar.12]
The Top 10 Madonna Album Cuts of All Time (Sound Affects) [21.Mar.12]
The 10 Greatest Human Hunting Films of All Time (Short Ends and Leader) [20.Mar.12]
The Top 10 Cinematic Swashbucklers of All Time (Short Ends and Leader) [13.Mar.12]
10 Must-See Artists at SXSW in 2012 (Sound Affects) [7.Mar.12]
Five Oscars the Academy Got Wrong (Short Ends and Leader) [1.Mar.12]
The Best Film Scores of the 2000s (Sound Affects) [1.Mar.12]
The Top 10 Films That Should Have Won Best Picture (Short Ends and Leader) [28.Feb.12]
In Defense of Terrence Malick (Short Ends and Leader) [23.Feb.12]
10 Alternative Cinematic Valentines (Short Ends and Leader) [14.Feb.12]
The Top 15 Madonna Singles of All Time (Sound Affects) [8.Feb.12]
The 10 Best John Coltrane Solos (Sound Affects) [1.Feb.12]
10 Songs That Will Make You Love U2 (Sound Affects) [26.Jan.12]
Stripped Down: The 10 Best Acoustic Covers (Sound Affects) [11.Jan.12]
The Best of the Rest, 2011 Edition (Short Ends and Leader) [9.Jan.12]
The Top 10 Directing Turns That Should Have Won Oscar (Short Ends and Leader) [15.Dec.11]
The 10 Cinematic Reasons to Be Thankful in 2011 (Short Ends and Leader) [22.Nov.11]
The 10 Best Behind the Scenes Film Books of All Time (Short Ends and Leader) [15.Nov.11]
The 10 Worst Horror Sequels/Prequels of All Time (Short Ends and Leader) [26.Oct.11]
The 10 Best Hold Steady Songs (Sound Affects) [26.Oct.11]
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