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The Flipside #13: U2's 'Pop'

U2's 1997 LP Pop marked peak sell-out for a very authentic '80s band. With a new vinyl reissue, the Flipside boys revisit it and wonder if it deserves to be as maligned as it is.

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The Flipside #9: 'Blade Runner 2049'

Brice Ezell and Evan Sawdey
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The Flipside #8: 'The Gambler' (2014)

An overlooked 2014 remake of a James Caan classic asks a daring cinematic question: can Mark Wahlberg convincingly play a tenured English professor?

Brice Ezell and Evan Sawdey
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The Flipside #7: Taylor Swift's '1989'

With "Look What You Made Me Do" and other songs soon to be plastered over the airwaves, the Flipside boys look back on Taylor Swift's 1989 and whether it lives up to its reputation.

Brice Ezell and Evan Sawdey
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The Flipside #6: Spectre

Spectre attempts to unify classic Bond camp with the grittiness of the Daniel Craig 007 films. Can anything be salvaged from the resulting mess?

Brice Ezell and Evan Sawdey
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The Flipside #5: Chris Cornell's 'Scream'

In 2009, Chris Cornell took the biggest risk of his career, and by most accounts he flopped spectacularly. But does Scream look any better in hindsight?

Brice Ezell and Evan Sawdey
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The Flipside #4: Lorde's 'Melodrama'

Critics are hailing Lorde's sophomore effort as a pop masterpiece, but does her new album live up to the hype or does its meaning get lost in the Melodrama?

Brice Ezell and Evan Sawdey
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The Flipside #3: Knight of Cups

Knight of Cups gorgeously captures Los Angeles, but has famed director Terrence Malick fallen too far down the rabbit hole?

Brice Ezell and Evan Sawdey
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The Flipside #2: Baby Driver

In the new bi-weekly column, critics Brice Ezell and Evan Sawdey saw Edgar Wright's Baby Driver and trace its heist-film lineage and iPod fetishization to its funky ends.

Brice Ezell and Evan Sawdey
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The Flipside #1: Oasis' 'Heathen Chemistry' Turns 15

PopMatters' newest column kicks off with a reappraisal of the Oasis album time forgot: Heathen Chemistry, which turns 15 this July. Although the album was widely maligned upon its release, we dare to ask about this songbird: maybe it's good?

Brice Ezell and Evan Sawdey
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