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The 50 Best Shoegaze Albums of All Time

Every music genre has two things in common: 1) No two people agree on its precise boundaries; 2) Artists dislike being labeled as such.<p>Shoegaze is no different. It’s a particularly unusual genre in that its name describes neither a sound nor a connection to music history. This music is, above all …

The 50 Best Ambient Albums of All Time

“As ignorable as it is interesting.” That’s the classic definition of ambient music, stated by Brian Eno in 1978 on the sleeve notes to his album <i>Ambient 1:</i> <i>Music for Airports</i>. And he should know, since he basically invented the genre three years earlier with his album <i>Discreet Music</i>. But while Eno’s …

The 50 Best Indie Rock Albums of the Pacific Northwest

<i>PATH OF NO RESISTANCE</i> <i><br>Pacific Northwest Indie Rock Before and After the Gold Rush</i><p>By Sean Nelson<p>The suckerest bet in the music writing racket is trying to neatly summarize a regional music scene. But due to certain quirks of history and provincial character, it’s actually pretty convenient to talk …

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BIGSOUND Festival 2016 Night One

Festival > Review<p><b>BIGSOUND Festival 2016 Night One</b> - <i>Fortitude Valley Entertainment Precinct</i><p>Tigertown @ BIGSOUND 2016. Pics by Bobby Rein<p>A standout …

My 5 go-to dishes when I only had $200 a month to spend on food

<i>Anisa Purbasari</i><p>1. Lentil bolognese<p>Even though my husband and I were on a budget, we didn't want to sacrifice the healthiness of our food. So we …

Album Review: Glass Animals – How To Be a Human Being

It’s rare to see a band debut with an already defined and unique sound, but that’s what Glass Animals did with their first album, <i>Zaba</i>, two years ago. …

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The 100 best films of the 21st century, according to 177 film critics

David Lynch’s narratively non-linear, néo-noir masterpiece <i>Mulholland Drive</i> has been named the best film of the 21st century to date by 177 film …

Steven Spielberg

Cloud Atlas 'astonishingly different' in US and UK editions, study finds

Academic discovers dramatically altered stretches of narrative while researching a paper on David Mitchell’s bestselling novel<p>David Mitchell’s Cloud Atlas is a popular choice for book groups around the world. But it turns out that American readers may be enjoying a rather different experience to …

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Scientists Developed a Way to Make DMT Trips Last Longer Than Ever

The new model still needs to be tested, but it could be a game-changer for one of the more intensely hallucinogenic psychedelics there is.<p><i>This piece was published in partnership with the Influence.</i><p>Known in drug lore as "the businessman's trip" for its lunch-break-size 15-minute duration, DMT …

Art from the mind of 'Britain's most violent prisoner' - CNN Style

Written by Thomas Page, CNN<p>Forty years in prison has had a curious effect on Charles Salvador.<p>More commonly known as Charles Bronson, the man born Michael Peterson was once dubbed "Britain's most violent prisoner" by the nation's tabloids. Incarcerated in 1974 for armed robbery, a succession of …

20 Word Usage Mistakes Even Smart People Make

English vocabulary is full of pitfalls that you might not be aware of. Don't let them trip you up.<p>1. INVARIABLY<p>If something happens invariably, it …