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Alex’s Best of 2011: Music

24 Dec

1. M83- “Midnight City” A lot of what makes M83’s music so moving is that sense of nostalgia that nearly every one of their songs evokes. Nostalgia is an incredibly powerful emotion and one that is very difficult to describe with words. It’s a feeling that you can’t quite shake and can’t remember where it [...]

Oh Yeah, I Forgot to Finish This- Best of 2010

1 May

So it turns out writing insightful 500+ word paragraphs about music and film is harder than it seems. While I managed to make complete Top 10 lists for film, television, videogames and music in 2009, this year I got lazy/bored and kinda never finished. I did lists for TV and videogames, probably because those are [...]

The Top 10 Most Violent Games

31 Mar

Head over to Games Abyss to check out my list of the Top 10 Most Violent Games. I had a lot of fun compiling this list- writing descriptions of all the horrible things you can do or that happen to you in these games was morbidly enjoyable. You can read it here. Hit me up [...]

The Top 10 Nine Inch Nails Songs

28 Feb

In honor of Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross’ win last night at the Oscars for their amazing score for David Fincher’s The Social Network, I decided to post the definitive Top 10 Nine Inch Nails tracks. There’s few people who appreciate NIN like I do, so at the risk of sounding haughty, this is likely [...]

Alex’s Best of 2010, Day Two- Videogames

4 Feb

Though it’s already February, I’m still determined to finish these end of the year lists. It took me so long to get this one done because a while back I accidentally deleted half of it and then didn’t feel like redoing it. But now I did! Enjoy. 1. Mass Effect 2 Picking a number one [...]

Alex’s Best of 2009, Day Two- Television

7 Jan

The endless arbitrary ranking of pop culture continues- today I count down the best ten episodes of television I saw this year. And I should warn you, HEAVY SPOILER ALERT. If you have any interest in watching any of these shows, particularly BSG, do not read this. Do something productive with your life- like reading [...]

Alex’s Best of 2009, Day One- Videogames

15 Dec

As you all know, I love lists. So you can imagine how much I love this time of year, when every critic, blogger, or dude with an internet connection capable of typing makes their “Best Of” lists for the past year. The holidays may be stressful, stupid and corporatized, but end of year lists are [...]

Alex's Top 100 Videogame Countdown- Day Ten

11 Aug

Here it is… my Top 10 favorite video games of all time. 10. Super Smash Bros. Melee (2001) GAMECUBE Of all the games I’ve ever played, I’ve probably played this one the most. I bet I’ve played over a thousand matches, at least. My high school friends and I would literally, almost every day after [...]

Alex's Top 100 Videogame Countdown- Day Nine

9 Aug

Thought I’d forgotten about this, didn’t you? DIDN’T YOU?!! 20. Bioshock (2007) XBOX 360 One of the greatest stories put to a video game, Bioshock is also one of the most refreshing and exciting first person shooters out there. It’s also kind of scary. Splicers are scary. What makes the game really is its setting- [...]

Alex's Top 100 Videogame Countdown- Day Eight

23 Jul

30. Donkey Kong (1981) ARCADE I think this is definitely the greatest arcade game of all time, and is also the first game featuring both Donkey Kong and Mario, two iconic Nintendo characters. It’s also, and I believe this, the hardest videogame ever created. Seriously. This shit is really hard. I remember playing the emulator [...]