The Smiths
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The 100 Greatest Alternative Singles of the '80s: Part 5: 20 - 1
1 Oct 2015 // 8:02 PM

Songs of anxiety, paranoia, freak-outs, chilling verses, feverish desire, harrowing lyrics -- they all make for damn good music.

The 25 Best Re-Issues of 2011
30 Nov 2011 // 3:00 PM

The year's best reissues are highlighted by a massive re-issue campaign for the kings of English prog rock, a soul giant, and the masterwork of one of America's finest ever pop bands.


Morrissey As the Sweet and Tender Hooligan
6 Jan 2014 // 1:10 AM

Morrissey cannot square his inner discontent with his mass appeal. He peers at himself as if a specimen.

The Smiths Scholars of the World Unite & Take Over in 'Why Pamper Life's Complexities?'
10 Feb 2011 // 3:00 PM

This is a scholarly essay collection of both depth and accessibility on the fey lads from Manchester.


Hope Despite the Times: 12 Essential Alternative Rock Albums from the 1980s
27 Aug 2014 // 3:24 AM

For those interested in acquainting themselves with alternative rock's rich and diverse early years, Sound Affects has assembled this '80s alt-rock primer.

Knowing When to Indulge the Rock-Out Impulse
21 Aug 2014 // 3:36 AM

Making the big dumb rock gesture isn't always the cool thing to do. But a good musician always knows when it's best to do it anyway.

//Mixed media

Because Blood Is Drama: Considering Carnage in Video Games and Other Media

// Moving Pixels

"It's easy to dismiss blood and violence as salacious without considering why it is there, what its context is, and what it might communicate.

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