By Michael Roffman

The 100 Greatest Movie Soundtracks of All Time

Artwork by Cap Blackard The two best-selling soundtracks of all time celebrate milestones this November, with Saturday Night Fever turning 40 and The Bodyguard turning 25. With that in mind, we decided to take a look at what exactly makes a film soundtrack great, something that seemed much easier on paper than in execution. We found […]

By Matt Melis

R.E.M.’s Top 20 Songs

If you’re at all like me, you probably associate certain bands with specific moods. In other words, you turn to these bands when they fit your state of mind, match how your day went, or just seem to sound how you feel. R.E.M. has never been one of those bands for me, though. No matter […]

By Michelle Geslani

Peter Dinklage was in a “sardonic” New York punk band called Whizzy

Photo via Steve Eichner/Getty Images Long before he became everyone’s favorite drunk, funniest Lannister, and trusted advisor to the Queen Daenerys Targaryen, actor Peter Dinklage was entertaining audiences as the frontman of Whizzy, a ’90s-era punk/rap/funk band from New York. Yup, Game of Thrones’ ties to the music world are actually way, way cooler than […]

By Philip Cosores

Ranking: Every Alternative Rock No. 1 Hit from Worst to Best

Artwork by Steven Fiche (Buy Prints and More) As formats have changed from records to tapes to CDs to MP3s to streaming, few things in the music world have remained constant. It’s somewhat surprising how relevant the radio remains, especially considering the wealth of other ways we have to consume music. But a hit can still make […]

By Michael Roffman

Donnie Darko Returns: Director Richard Kelly Talks ’80s Nostalgia, Tears for Fears, and the Possibility of a Sequel

In 2001, filmmaker Richard Kelly introduced the world to Donnie Darko, a peculiar suburban teenager from Virginia, who had a penchant for strong literature, Smurf Theory, and girls named Gretchen. He also had apocalyptic visions that stemmed from a man-rabbit named Frank, who may or may not have been influenced by Watership Down. Now, over […]

By Alex Young

The Offspring announce summer tour alongside Sublime with Rome

Fans seeking refuge in 90’s nostalgia can look no further than The Offspring’s upcoming summer tour. The veteran pop punk band is hitting the road alongside Sublime with Rome for two separate North American legs beginning in July. See the full schedule below. The Offspring’s latest album came in the form of 2012’s Days Go By. […]

By Collin Brennan

U2’s American Dream: The Joshua Tree 30 Years Later

Dusting ‘Em Off is a rotating, free-form feature that revisits a classic album, film, or moment in pop-culture history. This week, Collin Brennan reflects on how America looked through the eyes of a young Irish rock band called U2. Drive two and a half hours east of downtown Los Angeles, through a series of smog-choked […]

By Matt Melis

I Was There: LCD Soundsystem’s Sound of Silver Turns 10

Dusting ‘Em Off is a rotating, free-form feature that revisits a classic album, film, or moment in pop-culture history. This is a story about being young. This is a story of what we remember and what we forget. This is a story of a lost New York. This is one story of LCD Soundsystem’s 2007 […]

By Alex Young

The inaugural lineup for When We Were Young Fest is an emo kid’s dream come true

First impressions are everything, and for the inaugural When We Were Young Festival, nostalgia seems to be the name of the game. The lineup boasts a host of 90’s- and early aughts-era punk and emo bands — AFI, Descendents, Taking Back Sunday, Alkaline Trio, The Get Up Kids, Pinback, and Saves the Day — all leading up to […]

By Matt Melis

Can Billy Joel’s “Miami 2017” Help New York Pull Through a Trump Presidency?

Photo by Ben Kaye On New Year’s Eve, Billy Joel got to fulfill what has probably been a long-awaited dream: He played a concert at the BB&T Center in South Florida and rang in Miami 2017 with “Miami 2017”. If is to be believed, he even waited until just past midnight to launch into the […]