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The 10 Best Mötley Crüe Songs

Just as Mötley Crüe kickstarts its legally-binding farewell tour, Sound Affects runs down the best songs by the kings of '80s Sunset Strip metal.

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Phyllis Diller: The Last of the Not-Hot Mamas

Phyllis Diller was among the last of a dying breed of comics who recognized comedy as the domain of the outcast.

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Watch It for the Clothes: The Class and Gender Warfare of 'Gossip Girl'

The past few seasons of Gossip Girl have sent a consistent message to the series' largely female audience: women who attempt to climb the social ladder won't get a happy ending. Even ladies born wearing Prada diapers can expect their share of misery.

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Beavis & Butt-head Revisited

Beavis & Butt-head are back and have aged rather well. These two idiots have conditioned viewers rather well since their '90s heyday, having made a lasting impact on how we watch TV.

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Id N’ Ego Killed the Pop Metal Star... and the Alternative Rocker, Too

Grunge didn't kill pop metal, it merely succeeded it as the genre of choice as part of a logical progression. To understand the emergence of alt-rock, we need to examine why the tide turned against a wave of music that had once been so popular.

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DC Reboot Gives Comics a 'Logan's Run' For Their Money

DC Comics risks everything to re-boot its 52 major titles later this summer. Will this reimagined world bring in younger readers or spell "Last Day" for the comics giant?

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Emil & Friends: Downed Economy

Emil & Friends shows a love of MGMT-esque synthpop that weaves humor into an eclectic blend of funk, disco, and folk and leaves you wanting more.

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Goo Goo Dolls: Something For the Rest of Us

Inspired by the recession, the Goo Goo Dolls craft an emotional, near-perfect album that gives a voice and a window into the individual struggles of the large number of "the rest of us" out there.

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Scary Mansion: Make Me Cry

Scary Mansion's latest features beautiful vocals and lush instrumentation but leaves much to be desired lyrically.

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Cee Lo Green Has Some Choice Words for His Ex (video)

Sure it's gone viral, but not everyone has had the opportunity to hear Cee Lo Green croon his expletive ode to an ex-girlfriend and her current paramour just yet.

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Papa Roach: Time for Annihilation…On the Record and on the Road

On their first live album, Papa Roach sticks it to their former label and nearly captures the full-blown intensity of their live show with an added bonus of five new studio tracks.

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Eleven Seven

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The Dollyrots: A Little Messed Up

The group's third album paints the Dollyrots in the light of punk Pollyannas, delivering a message of staying true, all while plying fizzy pop-punk with an original and distinctive sound.

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Death Was Televised in 'Deadliest Catch'. So Was Life

Deadliest Catch handles the death of Captain Phil Harris in a moving, dignified manner. While reality television is typically founded on exploitation, the Discovery series proves there is hope for the genre to be something better.

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Saint Bernadette: Cover Thy Neighbor

Obscure indie-fusion group, Saint Bernadette releases an album of covers from equally obscure bands. It's not the most novel concept, nor the most memorable.

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Destructors 666: Quisnam Vigilo Vigilo

Destructors 666 raise the bar on new school punk, blaring out that the genre is not dead nor completely buried beneath the veneer of "radio punk."

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Beardo: Beardo

On his hip-hop/punk hybrid debut, Beardo embraces his inner-deviant while still showing he's got heart and a social conscience buried beneath a Scarface-sized pile of cocaine.

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Shoot to Kill

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