The Five Best and Worst Replacement Singers

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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Ranking: Every John Carpenter Movie from Worst to Best

Artwork by Steven Fiche. Welcome to Dissected, where we disassemble a band’s catalog, a director’s filmography, or some other ..

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10 Essential Horror Movie Scores

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

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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Ranking: Every Friday the 13th Film From Worst to Best

This feature originally ran in May 2016. We’re reposting it today because … well, check your calendar. Welcome to Dissected, ..

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10 Collaborative Albums You Should Know

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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