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Luke Winkie

A Holiday Gift Guide for Your Least Favorite Music Fan

Flickr/JackieSweet dreams.Around this time of year, a lot of outlets publish holiday gift guides. They're usually offering stuff for the love of your life, or your family, or your friends. Hogwash! We're not here to give you good ideas; we are here to give you terrible ideas. Thus, below, our......
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The 10 Least Self-Aware Drake Lyrics

Drake is both a successful, critically acclaimed popstar, and a bona fide human meme. He shifts from angry, over-the-top braggadocio to desperate, doubting, melancholy croons. He's either coolly assured in his sexuality or skeptical he'll ever find someone to love him back. Drake's a contemplative guy, and despite his ridiculously......

If Enya's Music Doesn't Soothe You, You're Probably Not Human

On South Park, Enya is portrayed as a horrible joy-sucking presence in pop-culture. Her music actually forces Stan to comprehend the horrors of being old, immobile, and faced with the encroaching certainty of death. Ostensibly, Trey Parker and Matt Stone are inferring that music this flagrantly Caucasian can make even......

The Top Five Pop Punk Bands of All Time

Top 20 Greatest L.A. Punk Albums of All Time Top 20 Worst Bands of All Time In the past couple of decades, it's hard to think of a more-maligned genre than pop-punk. (That is, except nu-metal.) But it's a shame, and as someone who spent a lot of time listening......

It's Time For Critics to Reevaluate Blink-182

Critics do their best to ignore Blink-182. After all, it's not easy to get scrunched up with deep opinions about lip-ringed, occasionally naked SoCal troublemakers hawking pre-YouTube music-video softcore on early-morning MTV rotation. Pitchfork didn't even bother publishing a flogging (a la 21st Century Breakdown) of Blink's 2011 comeback album......
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