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Wednesday, September 5 2012

The Top Five Songs for the Mitt Romney Presidential Campaign

Republicans love rock 'n' roll -- almost as much as the bands loathe them. Here are five songs the GOP can call its own.


Tuesday, September 4 2012

The Top 5 Definitive Summer Movie Years

Be it providing the ingredients for a successful summer movie "recipe" or by opening new ways to roll out blockbusters, here are the top five "definitive" years for summer movies.


Wednesday, August 29 2012

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.


Wednesday, August 22 2012

‘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.


Tuesday, August 21 2012

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.


Sunday, August 19 2012

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.


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.


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The 10 Greatest Movies About Writers/Writing Ever (Short Ends and Leader) [24.Apr.12]
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In Defense of Terrence Malick (Short Ends and Leader) [23.Feb.12]
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The Best of the Rest, 2011 Edition (Short Ends and Leader) [9.Jan.12]
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