As 2010 comes to an end, we are taking a look back at some of our favorite posts of the year by our guest editors.
No one can call Brooklyn-based rockers We Are Scientists one-dimensional. The band has engaged in extracurricular activities ranging from creating a comedic TV series to self-improvement seminars. However, singer/guitarist Keith Murray and bassist Chris Cain have returned to their day job to release fourth album Barbara (PIAS/Masterswan). WAS, who were without a drummer since the 2007 departure of Michael Tapper, have added former Razorlight skinsman Andy Burrows to the lineup, and Barbara features a more eclectic sound, with the often-brash group experimenting with slower tempos and fuller arrangements. Lead single “Rules Don’t Stop” is vintage Scientists, though; it’s a nervy power-pop song driven by a thumping bass line. The single debuted at number 14 on the U.K. indie charts, and it’s already an anthem for mustachioed hipsters everywhere. Murray is guest editing magnetmagazine.com all week. Read our brand new Q&A with him.
Murray: None of us has actually seen this film, but we’ve recently spent a lot of time debating The Human Centipede‘s merits on a purely conceptual basis. The idea of a film featuring a deranged Eastern European surgeon who’s lifelong career of separating conjoined twined has taken a turn for the reciprocal, leading him to pursue a dream of actually joining several unwitting (or just unwilling) victims into a single organism, connected by the digestive tract, is simply too compelling to ignore. The fact that the promotional materials for the film suggest that the script is based on 100-percent accurate medical science only compels us further, no matter how suspect such claims may be. The problem is, none of us can actually bring ourselves to go and see this wretched film. We’re worried that we may never want to eat again.
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