50 years ago Johnny O'Keefe released "Wild One"
and Australia had its first homegrown rock'n'roll star. To commemorate the 50th year of Australian rock'n'roll The Age newspaper has asked various Australian music industry figures to pick the top 50 Australian albums
(scroll down for the Top 50 - or check the (more inside)). [more inside]
posted by awfurby
on Jul 14, 2008 -
Top 50 Horror Movies
This is one blogger's opinion of the Top 50 horror movies. There are some expected (Night of the Living Dead, The Exorcist) and some unexpected (Return of the Living Dead 3, Interview with the Vampire) choices for the top horror movies.
posted by Four-Eyed Girl
on Jul 1, 2007 -
Empire Online's 50 Greatest Independent Films
I had no idea The Terminator was an independent film but they explain (a little) how they choose the movies as being made with "an independent spirit".
And if you think they got some wrong or missed the boat entirely, let 'em know
. I, for one, wholeheartedly agree with #1
, though I'm sure some of you will not.
posted by fenriq
on Nov 8, 2005 -
The Top 50 Worst Guitar Solos (revisited).
On Jimmy Page's solo in Radioactive: He pieces together an angular, steely synth-guitar catastrophe that probably only the eunuchs in Yes could warm up to.
And Angus Young's solo on "Ballbreaker": Take away the hyperactive Chuck Berry duckwalking and frantic head- bobbing and you're left with some extremely constipated rockabilly soloing. And what the fuck is these guys' fixation with men's genitalia all about, anyway?
posted by KevinSkomsvold
on Jul 31, 2004 -
And so it begins: while I've already seen half a dozen "best ___ of 2002" lists, the year end list I look forward to, Pitchfork's Top 50 Albums
list is out for 2002. It's just the right mix between "so mainstream there are no surprises" and "so indie even your second cousin's girlfriend's brother in that band hasn't heard of them" though perhaps they're leaning towards the latter this year, seeing how I've only heard about a quarter of all the albums listed.
posted by mathowie
on Dec 22, 2002 -