Category Archives: News

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, chills, or creeps you out, you’ll find it at Forever Halloween, where it’s Friday the 13th, Devil’s Night, and All Hallow’s Eve 365 days a year. Yeah, we’re pretty much sick bastards. If

Album Review: MØ Delivers Hooks but Little Else on Forever Neverland

The Lowdown: MØ is Danish, and her name is pronounced somewhat like an American might pronounce the sound a cow makes. Audiences were exposed to her massive melodies after she featured on the worldwide smash hits “Lean On” and “Cold Water” by Major Lazer. MØ comes from the Scandinavian school of songwriting, where every part

Ranking: Every Marvel Movie and TV Show from Worst to Best

This feature originally ran in April 2015 and will be periodically updated and re-published with the latest Marvel releases. Welcome to Dissected, where we disassemble a band’s catalog, a director’s filmography, or some other critical pop-culture collection in the abstract. It’s exact science by way of a few beers. This time, we sort through the best and

25 Years Ago, Sepultura Release Groundbreaking Chaos A.D.

With their fifth album, Chaos A.D., released October 19, 1993, Sepultura effectively announced to the world that metal could fuse with and absorb “native” musical elements from anywhere. Although Sepultura had previously flirted with the rhythms of their native Brazil, most notably on the song “Altered State” from 1991’s Arise, the band had otherwise stuck

Film Review: Can You Ever Forgive Me? Brings a Stranger-Than-Fiction Story to Film

The Pitch: No one wants to read a biography about Fanny Brice. That’s a reality that biographer Lee Israel (Melissa McCarthy) stubbornly refuses to face, even as her rent falls months behind, her relationship with her agent (Jane Curtin) grows ever more strained, and her vet refuses to take a look at her sick cat

Posthumous Charles Bradley single, “Can’t Fight the Feeling”, unveiled: Stream

Dunham and Daptone Records will mark what would have been Charles Bradley’s 70th birthday, on November 5th, with the release of his posthumous final album, Black Velvet. Due out on November 9th, the 10-track LP was first previewed with the album opener, “I Feel a Change”. Today brings another teaser in the form of “Can’t Fight the Feeling”.

Matthew E. White announces No Future For Our Frontman project featuring Natalie Prass, Kevin Devine, and more

Matthew E. White, photo by Ben Kaye Matthew E. White’s got something new up his sleeve: A trio of EPs, each featuring a slew of different artists covering a new, fiercely political song he wrote, “No Future In Our Frontman”.  The hope is to encourage voter turnout, with proceeds from the project going to charities