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10s Essentials – Volume Four

Compliments and congratulations on enduring, fellow bubble beings! The 100 Essential Albums of the 2010s is pulling into stop #4 this week. CAN YOU HANDLE THE PRESSURE? We’re certain you can, because this is nothing

10s Essentials – Volume Three

Greetings and felicitations, children of technology! Not much has really happened in the weeks that have passed since Volume 1 and Volume 2 dropped, right? RIGHT?? We soldier forward, we denizens of the heavy metal

10s Essentials – Volume Two

Greetings, travelers! Welcome to Volume 2 of our 100 Essential Albums of the 2010s. Were you present and accounted for when Volume 1 landed last week and promptly asked to be escorted to your leader?

10s Essentials – Volume One

Surely by now you’ve gotten the hint that the Last Rites collective is a fan of “Best of Lists.” Not just year-end lists, but BIG lists that yank full decades through our extremely sophisticated and

Last Rites Presents: Ask 2 Idiots — The Lugubrum Trio ‘Plage Chômage’ Edition

Over the last several weeks, we (the two idiots… The Ask 2 Idiots) have received hundreds of thousands of letters from all over world asking two specific questions: 1) What happened to you idiots, and

50 Years Of ‘Black Sabbath’ & 50 Years Of Heavy Metal

Did heavy metal begin with Black Sabbath, or were the young Brummies behind that grim denomination simply the optimal vessels at that very moment for an entity perhaps as old as the Earth itself? Few

Farewell To A King: RIP Neil Peart

[Beyond the Lighted Stage: Banger Films] Rush is for the nerds. Okay, sure, the band is clearly for everyone, but it’s hardly a newsflash to reaffirm the fact that, in a great many cases, people

A Devil’s Dozen – Paradise Lost

“Sad songs say so much.” — ancient Eltonese proverb. WHY SO GLUM, CHUM? It’s said that art mirrors life, so then it follows that art is empty and largely meaningless without emotion, and then further,