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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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‘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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Moving Pixels Podcast: Unearthing the 'Charnel House'

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"This week we discuss Owl Creek Games's follow up to Sepulchre, the triptych of tales called The Charnel House Trilogy.

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