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  1. I'm just gonna throw this in here too for the hell of it.
  2. Quicksand – Sergio Vega (Deftones), Walter Schreifels (Rival Schools/Gorilla Biscuits) dropped a new album this week too, their first in two decades. Post-hardcore-noise stuff, absolute corker.
  3. Loving this new one from Alt J. The rest of the album is a bit meh, but this one has that real Man Next Door by Massive Attack vibe running through its core. Also, superb video.
  4. While of course this film is utter dross, it is highly enjoyable and doesn't take itself too silly. I laughed out loud at quite a few points, and I don't worry about small things like whether the humour was intended or not if I'm entertained. Which is much more than I can say for other films I've seen recently (Along Came Polly, The Tree of Life, The Core, About Time). Utter tripe the lot of them. Also, no fire-breathing killer spiders.
  5. Let's remind ourselves that there was a little artistic licence in BB, too (mercury fulminate scene, the P2P cook being such a high quality, etc).
  6. Fuck, totally forgot that Deftones' album came out last year - that would have been my Number One pick too. What a schoolboy error oversight.
  7. Sorry to be that guy, but there's no way to select just one. Here's a selection of guaranteed man-weepers.
  8. Isn't she the girl from Ex-Machina? Sure looks like her. Anyway, went to see The Chemical Brothers on Sunday - they were utterly fucking spectacular. Top 10 all-time list.
  9. 01 - Radiohead - A Moon-Shaped Pool 02 - Underworld - Barbara Barbara, We Face A Shining Future 03 - Ihsahn - Arktis 04 - Future of the Left - The Peace & Truce Of Future Of The Left 05 - PJ Harvey - The Hope Six Demolition Project 06 - Savages - Adore Life 07 - A Tribe Called Quest - We Got It From Here... Thank You 4 Your Service 08 - Warpaint - Heads Up 09 - Leonard Cohen - You Want It Darker 10 - Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Skeleton Tree Honourable mentions: Death in Vegas - Transmission Gojira - Magma Bat For Lashes - The Bride Meshuggah - The Violent Sleep Of Reason
  10. 1990 Goodfellas Total Recall Jacob's Ladder 1991 Terminator 2: Judgement Day The Silence of the Lambs The Commitments 1992 Reservoir Dogs Alien 3 The Last of the Mohicans 1993 Schindler's List Carlito's Way What's Eating Gilbert Grape 1994 Leon: The Professional Pulp Fiction The Shawshank Redemption 1995 The Usual Suspects Seven Heat 1996 Trainspotting Romeo + Juliet Fargo 1997 LA Confidential Gattaca Hana-Bi 1998 Pi American History X The Thin Red Line 1999 Fight Club American Beauty Magnolia
  11. 1980 The Shining The Long Good Friday The Blues Brothers 1981 Raiders of the Lost Ark Southern Comfort Das Boot 1982 Blade Runner The Thing The Dark Crystal 1983 Scarface WarGames Trading Places 1984 The Terminator Ghostbusters Once Upon a Time in America 1985 Back to the Future Brazil My Life as a Dog 1986 Aliens Platoon Stand By Me 1987 Full Metal Jacket Wings of Desire Predator 1988 High Hopes Heathers My Neighbour Totoro 1989 Drugstore Cowboy The Abyss Wallace & Gromit: A Grand Day Out
  12. Nabbed from Genius: 'Birdie in the hand for life's rich demand The insurgency began and you missed it.' A call-out to those who are apathetic and blindly accepting of the status quo. “Birdie in the hand” is an allusion to the idiom “a bird in the hand is better than two in the bush.” Why go chasing something better, when you already have something secured? In this case, the birdie is in the hand of “life’s rich demand,” capitalism. By being apathetic, the subject is willfully ignorant of the struggle that has been stirring all along under their nose: “The insurgency began and you missed it.” The song is a political call-to-arms for citizens. The lyrics recall religious freedom history beginnings: Martin Luther (Protestant reformation), and the Protestant pilgrims' protection by Miles Standish. And, smartly and simply put, Zen. Stipe indicates he does not have all the answers; rather he brings us together via the first-person singular and plural, and proposes we each begin ourselves anew. The finest example is you.
  13. Fantastic LRP write-up there, my favourite REM album by some distance. Begin the Begin is definitely one of their heavier, angrier songs (see also Monty Got A Raw Deal from AFTP). That's some way to start the album.
  14. Took my eye off this, but as I was back to uni yesterday (first module of second year is Theorising Japanese Cinema, we watched Ozu's I Was Born, But...) it refreshed my memory. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/I_Was_Born,_But... A look at what arguably makes the best episode of TV ever - Ozymandias - so spectacular. In-depth look at the tensest traffic jam ever, in Villeneuve's excellent Sicario.
  15. Happy-Go-Lucky. Absolutely never fails to make me smile. Sally Hawkins is bloody lovely in all respects.
  16. Here you go mate. https://open.spotify.com/user/tortega101/playlist/5kHMGRfZHORA4UrCbhYyad
  17. Arc'Tan'Gent


    Get the gist here, complete with typically terrible Eurohouse soundtrack.
  18. Wow, what a difference a minute makes.
  19. Great stuff. This cartoonist is pretty much always on form, too. http://www.theguardian.com/profile/david-squires
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