Guides + Lists

Matrixxman’s Top 5 Sci-Fi Scenarios That Actually Came True

Discussed: cyberpunk culture, surveillance states, neural probes, antidepressants and more

Circuit des Yeux’s ESP-Disk Primer

"Basically this band is the shit"

Shamir On… Why I Love Country Women

"My grandma’s backstory is nearly identical to Loretta Lynn or Dottie West"

Coliseum Distill Their Entire Discography

"At its best, I want a Coliseum record to be a part of someone’s life, hopefully in a way my favorite records have been such a huge part of my life"

Kid Millions’ Top 6 Drum Fills

Discussed: the cosmic territory of Terry Williams, the mysterious ways of Dale Crover, the metronomic finesse of Can

Speedy Ortiz’s Top 5 Vegan Snack Foods

"If finances weren't a concern, we'd be dining on truffle-oiled tofu steaks on the regular. But when you're trying to live on a few bucks a day, cheapest is chiefest."

Colleen’s Top 5 Jamaican Versions

"Please listen to this with good headphones or real speakers as Jamaican music without bass frequencies just won’t hit you the same way!"

A Place To Bury Strangers’ Top 5 Ways To Make Evil Rock Music

"With a cape and some ox blood you can make this totally evil"

Howlin Rain’s Top 4 Musical Monuments of Elegant Sorrow and Despair

"You know the ones: head down, hoodie up, shades on, fuck everyone, fuck everything... Self-absorbed in despair."

Noveller’s Top 5 Criterion Collection DVDs Worth Keeping

Discussed: Bergman, Jarmusch, Brakhage, fevered states and pan flutes

5 of Reagenz’s Favorite Synths + Live Gear

Plus a playlist of the records that use them, from Cabaret Voltaire to Drexciya

Oozing Wound’s Top 5 Thrash Songs Not Written By the Big Four

"I'm gonna go full Howard Beale on this institution and show you the true greatness that lies beneath the surface"

Four of Ought’s Favorite Books

"How fucking scary it can be to be anything at all"

5 Must-See Acts At Unsound 2014

Explore the ambient/aggressive extremes of Krakow's leading festival

Sloan’s Favorite Sloan Songs

Kinda like 'This Is Your Life', starring one of Canada's most crucial, boundary-pushing rock bands