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5 Terrible Bands That I Love Anyway

Firstly, I’d like to say that there is no such thing as a ‘guilty’ pleasure. If you like something then you like it, it’s as simple as that. That doesn’t mean however that one should be unable to objectively listen to something and know, deep in their hearts, that it is terrible. My music collection is actually full of artists like this. Here are five of the worst of them…

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Top 10 Most Disturbing Movies

Read on if you dare…

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My Year In Popular Culture

If, like me, you are a lunatic who is obsessed with keeping banal records about your life then step right up. This post is for you.

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12 Days of Christmas Films Day 1: Love Actually

‘Here is an important message from your Uncle Bill. Don’t buy drugs. Become a pop star, and they give you them for free!’

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Top Ten TV Shows of 2016

If my list of the best albums of the year revealed a troubling lack of ingenuity and excellence, then this list is the perfect tonic. 2016 has been a landmark year for TV. With behemoth’s like Game of Thrones and The Walking Dead either winding down or losing focus, we are looking at a potential void to be filled on the small screen in the coming years. And boy were there some contenders to do just that in 2016.

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Top Ten Songs of 2016

Of all the lists produced on this site, this one is the most subjective and changeable. A month ago it could have been completely different and indeed in a months time. That being said I have tried to pick what I consider to be the most interesting, clever or just plain brilliant songs of the last 12 months. Starting with…

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Top Ten Albums of 2016

2016 has not been the greatest year for music. There have been more heart wrenching deaths than iconic albums released. Away from the ongoing shit storm that is ‘pop’ music (whatever the fuck that means any more), there is still some gold to be found beneath the grime.

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Radiohead – because life is shit!

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RANKED: Bright Eyes

Music  can be all things to all people. A shoulder to cry on, an old friend, or simply something to dance to. But can it also be a devil on your shoulder? There are certain artists who are so intertwined with teen angst that they feel like a rite of passage, part and parcel of coming of age.

How many teenagers believe they have found a kindred spirit in Morrissey or Kurt Cobain? For the most part we grow out of these obsessions as we emerge on the other side of adolescence. With Conor Oberst however, and more specifically his main musical project Bright Eyes, I still find myself plummeting down the rabbit hole of his music even now. When the old familiar darkness does hover at my  door, it sometimes feels that I have a devil on each shoulder, Oberst and Tom Waits, with the angel seemingly missing in action.

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RANKED: Frank Turner

Music is universal. There are, however, nuances and details that attract different people to different aspects of the art of song. Some people are drawn to the music themselves whilst others are infatuated by lyrical proficiency. Some like minimal sonic soundscapes whereas others just want to dance. I’d like to think that all those elements have influenced my musical tastes over the years. All of this pales into insignificance when compared to the most fundamental reason for enjoying music however. Do they fucking mean it?

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Top 10 Stephen King Film Adaptations

With any art, whether it be film, music or high grade pornography, there are certain artists that grab you and never let go, no matter how much you change as a person. I often say that music was my first love but I actually discovered Roald Dahl and Enid Blyton way before Oasis and Pulp. The first author to really get under my skin however, was Stephen King.

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