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The 100 Best Alternative Songs of the 1980s

The 100 Best Alternative Songs of the 1980s

The best alternative songs of the 1980s span punk, post-punk, new wave, college rock, underground, goth, new romantic, ska, power pop, hardcore, and indie rock.

Black Flag’s ‘Damaged’ and the Hardcore Hope of “Rise Above”

Black Flag’s ‘Damaged’ and the Hardcore Hope of “Rise Above”

Black Flag’s Damaged is a valuable document of the past as well as a prophetic testimony to the values of present and future hardcore punk music.

Walden Pond Punk: Henry Thoreau and the Punk Rock Aesthetic

Walden Pond Punk: Henry Thoreau and the Punk Rock Aesthetic

Henry David Thoreau was the original punk. A punk of individual liberty, authenticity, and the rejection of conformity amidst a mindless society.

20 Music Videos of the ’80s That Have Aged Well

20 Music Videos of the ’80s That Have Aged Well

In this second installment of the retrospective of music videos from the 1980s, we focus on 20 promos that have, remarkably, stood the test of time.

‘We’re Not Here to Entertain’ Is Not Here to Break the Cycle of Punk’s Failures

‘We’re Not Here to Entertain’ Is Not Here to Break the Cycle of Punk’s Failures

Even as it irritates me, Kevin Mattson's We're Not Here to Entertain is worth reading because it has so much direct relevance to American punks operating today.

Look at You, You Big Silly, Says ‘Assassin’s Creed 3’

Look at You, You Big Silly, Says ‘Assassin’s Creed 3’

Assassin's Creed 3 is an enormous, beautifully rendered sandbox game designed to kick sand in your face.
The Assassins’ Aristocracy

The Assassins’ Aristocracy

Assassin's Creed: Unity highlights the difficulty of influencing social change from the shadows.
The Assassins’ Propaganda

The Assassins’ Propaganda

Black Flag isn’t interested in breaking the world into two opposing ideologies. It’s interested in how those ideologies sell themselves to a broken world.
Moving Pixels Podcast: A Brief History of Infamy

Moving Pixels Podcast: A Brief History of Infamy

This week our podcasters sail the Caribbean with Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag.
The Fascination with Fundamentalism in Hardcore Punk

The Fascination with Fundamentalism in Hardcore Punk

Some bands echoed the Dead Kennedys' anti-Moral Majority messages; others embodied right-wing religion.
Moving Pixels Podcast: The Agony and the Allure of the Side Quest

Moving Pixels Podcast: The Agony and the Allure of the Side Quest

We hate them. We love them. What makes the side quest so agonizing, yet so alluring?

Moving Pixels Podcast: Our Best Games of 2013