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Short Ends and Leader’s Best Films of 2012

There was more good and god-awful this year, making this particular Top Ten a tough one to compile.

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Perfect Twenty Years On: Ranking the Built to Spill Records

This year marks the twentieth anniversary of these indie rock stalwarts out of Boise, Idaho. To commemorate the occasion, PopMatters presents this ranking of their albums, from worst to best.

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Tis the Season… Ranking ‘Weeds’ Eight Seasons from Worst to Best

Contrary to what some of my friends think, a knowledge of or interest in smoking pot is simply not necessary for one to enjoy Weeds.

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Oscar Odds for November: Best Picture Power Rankings

The Oscars ceremony on February 24 may seem like a long way off, but the Best Picture race is already beginning to take shape.

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Down in It: The 20 Best Nine Inch Nails Songs

Fans should reasonably expect very little, if any, new Nine Inch Nails output in the near or distant future. Which means now is as good a time as any to get a little retrospective when it comes to trying to figure out Trent Reznor's best work within the NIN framework.

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20 Nov 2012 // 11:14 PM

Ten Great Musical Gifts for the Holidays

This year saw the release of many truly stellar box sets and re-issues from the Holy Grail of Western pop music (the earliest Louis Armstrong recordings and the Beatles remasters on vinyl) to indie heroes like Sugar and folk pioneer Woody Guthrie. Here's ten of our faves.

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The Top Ten Quentin Tarantino Bad-Asses

No, they're not who you think they are. Here's our selections for the 10 forgotten figments of cool in Tarantino's amazing oeuvre.

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First to Be Canceled: The Least-Memorable TV Series of the Decade

What were the worst TV series of the past 12 years?

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Five Dark Parallels Between NIN’s ‘The Downward Spiral’ and the Manics’ ‘The Holy Bible’

Nine Inch Nails' The Downward Spiral is one of the most grueling albums of the '90s and represents a creative high and personal low that Trent Reznor has never matched. In Manic Street Preachers' The Holy Bible, however, the album has a dark twin which matches its irresistible horror blow for blow.

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Ten Horrific Movie Scenes for Post-Halloween

Since truth is invariably stranger -- and scarier -- than fiction, some of cinema's most unnerving scenes come from movies not found in the Horror section.

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The Best Tori Amos Non-Album Tracks

Consistently sitting on a bounty of album-worthy material without record-homes to call their own, Tori Amos has worked overtime to help turn the notion of a b-side on its head. As part of its Performer Spotlight on the artist, PopMatters takes a closer look at a small but varied selection of some of her best non-LP offerings.

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Ranking the Greats: The 10 Films of David Lynch

Thirty-five years. Ten terrific movies. This is how we see the amazing creative canon of David Lynch and his superb, if sparse, output.

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Nice Guys Finish Last: The Top 15 Green Day Songs

In honor of the impending arrival of Green Day's latest studio album ¡Uno! mere days from now, we have ranked the top 15 Green Day songs in as objective an order as we could muster.

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The 10 Greatest Shark Films of All Time

From nurse to tiger, gentle giants to ferocious flesh eaters, here are our choices for the top examples of that often misunderstood creature, the cinematic shark.

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Bubbling Up: 10 Great Shoegaze Songs Submerged Beneath the Surface

This week's List This celebrates ten shoegaze tracks that were not always celebrated by the scene itself.

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The Top 10 ‘Cabin’ Movies of All Time

Does your favorite vacation oasis contain a deep, dark, disturbing secret? According to these ten titles, there's more to a cabin than calm and relaxation...

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The Best and Worst Films of Summer 2012

For this particular popcorn season, here are the choices for the best, and worst, of the chaotic commercial cavalcade.

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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.

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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.

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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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Revisiting 'Dark Souls 2'

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"Is Dark Souls 2 as perfect as I once thought it was? Not quite.

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