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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. Last week marked the release of the Left Behind, the latest in a flurry of faith-based films and one more bad movie to add to Nick Cage’s strange filmography. We also recently had two new apocalyptic dramas in HBO’s The Leftovers and FX’s The Strain finish their first seasons. Not too mention it’s almost Halloween, so we thought it appropriate to revisit one of our favorite lists. We all love us some

The 10 Best Sufjan Songs

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I’m not sure there is a bigger enigma in music right now than Sufjan Stevens. His music output has been incredibly sporadic, but when he does release music, it pours out of him. I have nearly everything Sufjan has put out, and of the 245 songs in my iTunes, 65 are about Midwestern states, 14 about the Chinese New Year, 13 about a bridge, and 98 about Christmas. That only leaves 55 songs about everything else. Yet, with as strange

Son Lux Review: Lanterns

Son Lux Lanterns New York based musician Ryan Lott aka Son Lux has quietly been making some of the most forward-thinking electronic/post-rock music around since 2008. The young musician has taken on his music with a real entrepreneurial spirit, with his songs taking the most unique twists, and exploring all expanses of the musical universe. Despite being highly imaginative, Son Lux’s music has left me a little cold in its abstractness until this year with his third release Lanterns.

Mutual Benefit Review: Love’s Crushing Diamond

Mutual Benefit Love’s Crushing Diamond It is often said “familiarity breeds contempt”.  This phrase is most often directed towards people, but it also carries a lot of weight in regard to listening habits with music.  With a few exceptions, if a band that does the same thing over and over with every album, they will often lose my ear.  Or, if a band comes along and does something similar to what is trending at the time, that familiar trend will

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