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Oh Hi, 2018: Our Most Anticipated Albums, Part 2

Yesterday, we offered part one of our most anticipated albums of 2018, and noted some of the reasons why we spend so much time in anticipation of new music and art. Today, a word of caution: anticipation

Oh Hi, 2018: Our Most Anticipated Albums, Part 1

Welcome to 2018. Welcome? Is anything really welcoming these days? Isn’t the slow crawl of time just another reminder of our mortality and the fragility of society? Didn’t you just come in here to read

See You Next Year (Or Next Week), Suckers!

As the weather grows colder and 2017 stumbles to an end, it’s time that the Last Rites staff retires to our privately owned island in the South Pacific to frolic and drink and re-charge our

Best Of 2017 – Last Rites Combined Staff

2017 was a big year behind the scenes for Last Rites—the biggest since we switched names back in December of 2012. Ownership changed hands, which on the surface had zero effect on readers, but it

Best of 2017 – Top 10 EPs and Demos

Caviar. Peter Dinklage. Ant-Man. American League MVP Jose Altuve. Great things come in tiny packages, and the time-honored tradition of the “extended play” is no different. As is the case with all years, 2017 offered

Best of 2017 – Our Album Art Favorites

Hello, friends. Welcome to the official kickoff of Last Rites List Season 2017. Sure, we had a bit of a soft opening last week with Captain’s mostly comprehensive look at the year in power metal,

A Devil’s Dozen – My Dying Bride

Some are born sad, some achieve sadness, and some have sadness thrust upon them. In the case of West Yorkshire’s incurable sad sacks My Dying Bride, it could be that all three are true. Formed

Thanksgiving Turkeys: 2017’s Fowlest Flops

If you’re among the cherished tens and tens of regular readers we have here at Last Rites, you might notice something about us as a group: we aren’t particularly negative. This isn’t because we simply