The Five Best and Worst Replacement Singers

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Stone Temple Pilots have officially announced that their search for a singer to replace the late Chester Bennington has come to an end. ..

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A Beginner’s Guide to Richard Linklater

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This article originally ran in March 2016. We’re reposting today in anticipation of Linklater’s new film, Last Flag Flying. ..

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Voodoo Music Experience 2017: Exclusive Portraits

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Voodoo Music Experience descended upon New Orleans’ own City Park over Halloween weekend for another round of spooky festivities. ..

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The 10 Scariest Children’s Movies of All Time

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Earlier this month, we shared our 100 Scariest Movies of All Time feature. I referred to them as “the movies that terrify us in a way that ..

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The Making of John Carpenter’s Halloween

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This story was originally published in October 2016, Back in 1978, John Carpenter’s Halloween was an urban legend, ..

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Ranking: Every Horror Movie Sequel from Worst to Best

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Artwork by Cap Blackard (Buy Prints + More) Rank and File finds us sorting through an exhaustive, comprehensive body of work or collection ..

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Ranking: Every Weezer Album from Worst to Best

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Note: This feature was originally published in October 2014. We’ve updated it with the release of Pacific Daydream. Put this ..

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Top 25 Albums of 1977

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Decades is a recurring feature that turns back the clock to critical anniversaries of albums, songs, and films. This month, we dial ..

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How 1977 Broke All the Rules and Changed Music Forever

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David Byrne, Tina Weymouth, Jerry Harrison, and Chris Frantz could have called their debut record anything. But even with a world of potential ..

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The 13 Scariest Hip-Hop Songs

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If it haunts, chills, or creeps you out, you’ll find it at Forever Halloween, where it’s Friday the 13th, Devil’s Night, ..

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10 Essential Horror Movie Scores

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This feature originally ran in October, 2014. We’re resurrecting it as Halloween creeps closer. How important is music in film? “Music ..

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10 Bands Who Changed Their Name and Found Fame

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Feature photo by Philip Cosores. The High Numbers. Sigma 6. Tom & Jerry. Angel and the Snake. The Golliwogs. Tony Flow & the Miraculously ..

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10 Collaborative Albums You Should Know

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The math is simple: 1 + 1 = 2. But basic arithmetic can’t account for chemistry. And that’s something a duo either seems to have ..

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What Scares You? Here’s a Horror Movie for Every Phobia

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Feature Artwork by Cap Blackard Fear is constant, fear is restless, and fear is always changing. Reason being, the human mind is susceptible ..

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The 13 Scariest Rock Songs

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This feature originally ran June 13th (Friday the 13th!), 2014. We’ll continue to share scares, old and new, as we creep towards Halloween. ..

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Beck in 10 Songs

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This feature originally ran in 2016 when we first expected Colors to be coming out. Don’t fool us again, Beck! Ever felt overwhelmed ..

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The 13 Scariest Pop Songs

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This feature originally ran in October 2014. We’ll continue to share scares, old and new, as we creep towards Halloween. If it haunts, ..

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A Brief History of Marilyn Manson Being Strange

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When little Brian Hugh Warner was born in 1969 on a chilly day in January, his hometown of Canton, Ohio, must have surely felt a tip in the scales. ..

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The Very Best of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers

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This article originally ran in 2015. We’re republishing today to celebrate the career of the great Tom Petty. Sadly, Florida will ..

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Reliving My Greatest Hits with Tom Petty

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Artwork by Kailyn Boehm (Buy Prints + More) Music, Movies & Moods is a regular free-form column in which Matt Melis explores the cracks ..

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Ranking: Every Steven Spielberg Film from Worst to Best

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Welcome to Dissected, where we disassemble a band’s catalog, a director’s filmography, or some other critical pop-culture collection ..

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Tom Cruise’s Top 10 Performances

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This feature originally ran July 2015. We’re returning to it just in time for American Made hitting theaters this weekend. Top Performances ..

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The 10 Most Timeless Children’s Films

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This feature was originally published in 2016. We’re reposting it today with word of the new “Weird Al,” Finn Wolfhard, ..

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L.A. Confidential and the Last Great 20th Century Noir

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This article originally ran in 2016. We’re revisiting today to celebrate the 20th anniversary of one of the most potent, hard-hitting, ..

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Emmys 2017 Predictions: Who Should Win, Who Will Win

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This feature was originally published in July 2017. Well, here we are in peak TV (or maybe slightly coming down that mountain), but still ..

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Talking Heads in 10 Songs

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Ever felt overwhelmed by an artist’s extensive back catalog? Been meaning to check out a band, but you just don’t know where ..

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Top 10 Songs by The Beatles After The Beatles

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This feature was originally published in April 2009. When my editor asked me to list the top 10 songs recorded by John, Paul, George, and Ringo ..

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The Top 100 South Park Songs

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Music has always been an integral part of South Park: Primus’ Les Claypool sang the theme song; Rick Rubin produced the Chef Aid record; ..

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Top 20 Rock ‘n’ Roll Solo Albums

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This feature originally ran in 2013. With Rostam releasing his excellent debut solo album this week, we thought, why the hell not? Singer-songwriters ..

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Neil Young’s Top 10 Songs

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This feature originally ran in 2014. We’re reposting in anticipation of Neil Young’s new album, Hitchhiker. Top Songs is a feature ..

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The Ultimate Back-to-School Mixtape

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In honor of another year of pencils, books, and teachers’ dirty looks, Editor-in-Chief Michael Roffman revisits his ultimate back-to-school ..

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Top 21 Songs About Nostalgia

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This feature was originally published in November 2013. nos·tal·gia noun [no-stal-juh, -jee-uh, nuh-] : pleasure and sadness ..

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The 25 Most Anticipated Tours of Fall 2017

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Yes, summer is not technically over yet, but it’s not too early to look forward to what’s coming up for the rest of the year. ..

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The 25 Most Anticipated Albums of Fall 2017

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As we eyeball the final stretch, it’s never easy to tell whether the year in music is speeding up or slowing down. In Tinsel Town, ..

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10 Other Nerd Rock Bands You Should Know

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It’s almost a given that any listing of nerd rock bands will begin with a naval-gazing debate over semantics. I, however, am mostly ..

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Sehnsucht at 20: How Rammstein Stood up Against Hate

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Dusting ‘Em Off is a rotating, free-form feature that revisits a classic album, film, or moment in pop-culture history. This ..

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Madonna’s Top 20 Songs

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With Madonna celebrating her 59th birthday, we decided to revisit our 2013 list of her best songs. Here’s a funny picture: Thirty ..

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