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Apocalypse NOW: The 10 Best Apocalyptic Tracks

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Editors note: We originally posted this last summer, which was full of apocalypse comedies. This summer is full of high tension apocalypse thrillers in the movies (Dawn of the Planet of the Apes) and on TV (HBO’s intense The Leftovers and FX’s The Strain). Enjoy the end of the  world with us through these songs. We all love us some Edgar Wright (and Simon Pegg and Nick Frost for that matter), so with the opening of The World’s End this weekend, we thought it appropriate

Weak List Wednesday: Five Songs From Upcoming Albums

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Last week we talked a bit about our favorite albums of 2014 so far. With only half of the year under our belt, we still have a lot of new music to look forward to. Below are a few new tracks that have recently been released from artists with albums that are due out fairly soon. Listed in no particular order, here are five great new tracks from some highly anticipated upcoming albums set to be released this year.

The 10 Best Albums of 2014 So Far

Best Albums of 2014 So Far

This has been an odd year in music by all accounts. There have been nearly no big-time rap albums (except arguably Future’s Honest), it’s been a down year for electronic music (just months after I declared 2013 the year dance music became king), and rock music has made an unexpected comeback (with three albums on our list being unabashed guitar rock records). The albums on our list are also decidedly slower, and more relaxed, as I would say half the

The 10 Best Instrumental Tracks

Best Instrumental Only Tracks

Thanks to a recent run in great rock instrumentals (Jack White’s raucous “High Ball Stepper” and Real Estate’s chillaxed “April’s Song” to name a couple), we thought we would take a look at the best all-time vocal-free tracks. First, a few guidelines: we decided to exclude electronic, classical, jazz, and any other genre that is primarily instrumental only. We also avoided artist who release primarily instrumental tracks (sorry Explosions in the Sky). So without further ado, here are our 10

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