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1. The 100 Greatest Singers
2. The 100 Greatest Music Videos
3. The 100 Greatest Novels Of All Time
4. 100 Best TV Shows Of All Time
5. The 100 Greatest Artists Of All Time
6. The 100 Greatest Artists of All Time
7. The 100 Greatest Movie Characters
8. The All-Time 100 Greatest Toys
9. 100 Greatest Shut-Ups In Films
10. The 100 Best TV Shows For Men
11. 100 Greatest First Lines In Books
12. 100 Greatest Director Cameos
13. Top 100 Movies of All Time
14. 100 Greatest Guitar Solos
15. Top 100 Comic Book Villains
16. 100 Greatest Horror Films of All Time
17. 100 Best Apps For iPhone and Android
18. 100 Greatest Songs Of The 00s
19. 100 Best Sci-Fi Movies Of All Time
20. 100 Best Graphic Novels And Comics
21. 100 Greatest TV Theme Songs
22. Top 100 Banned/Challenged Books 2000-2009
23. Top 100 Science Fiction & Fantasy Movies
24. 100 Greatest Album Covers
25. Top 100 Literary Novels of All Time
26. 100 Greatest Punk Rock Songs
27. Top 100 Special Interest Movies
28. The 100 Greatest Movie Spaceships Of All Time
29. 100 Greatest Shoegaze Albums
30. Top 100 Comic Book Heroes
31. 100 Greatest American Movies of All Time
32. Top 100 Hotels & Restaurants In The World
33. 100 Best Graphic Novels Ever
34. The Best 100 Closing Lines From Books
35. The 100 Best Running Sneakers Of All Time
36. The 100 Greatest Drummers Of Alternative Music
37. 100 Greatest Television Episodes
38. The 100 Best Sneakers
39. 100 Greatest Movie Posters Of Film Noir
40. Top 100 Games Of All Time
41. The 100 Greatest Mash-Ups Of All Time
42. Top 100 Television Movies
43. The 100 Greatest Detroit Songs Ever
44. The First 100 Shoes To Cross The NYC Marathon Finish Line
45. 100 Greatest Wrestlers of The 90s
46. 101 Best Written TV Series
47. Top 100 Art House & International Movies
48. Top 100 Trailers
49. The 100 Best Games Of All Time
50, The Top 100 Global Brands
51. Top 100 Works In World Literature
52. 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time
53. Top 100 Books
54. All-Time 100 Best TV Shows
55. America's 100 Greatest Golf Courses
56. 100 Greatest Drum Beats of All Time
57. The 100 Best Horror Films
58. Top 100 Most Popular Modern Pinball Machines
59. 100 Best Villains In Video Games
60. 100 Greatest Graphic Novels
61. Top 100 Animation Movies
62. Top 100 Soundtracks of All Time
63. The 100 Most Iconic T-Shirts Of All Time
64. World's Best Top 100 Bars
65. All-Time Best 100 Albums
66. 100 Best Movie Soundtracks
67. 101 Best Stomp Boxes
68. Top 100 DJs
69. 100 TV Shows That Defined The Decade
70. The 100 Greatest American Novels 1893-1993
71. Top 100 ESA/Hubble Images 
72. The 100 Favourite Novels of Librarians
73. 100 Greatest Cartoons
74. Talib Kweli's Top 100 Hip Hop Songs
75. 100 Greatest Songs Of All Time
76. The Greatest 100 Movies Ever
77. Top 100 TV Drama Series
78. All-Time 100 Gadgets
79. Top 100 Albums Of The 1990s
80. Top 100 Indie Love Songs Of All Time
81. The 100 Best T-Shirts Of The 2000s
82. 100 Best Novels of The 20th Century
83. 100 Best Movie Quotes
84. 100 Best Singles Of All Time
85. 100 Best Debut Albums of All Time
86. 100 Best British Films
87. The 100 Best Eminem Songs Of All Time
88. The 100 Most Begun "Read But Unfinished" Books
89. The 100 Most Important Art Works of the Twentieth Century
90. 100 Major Works of Modern Creative Nonfiction
91. 100 Pop Culture Things That Make You Millenial
92. The 100 Greatest Entrance Themes in Wrestling History
93. The 100 Greatest Movie Soundtracks
94. Top 100 Richest People in The World
95. Top 100 Prime Numbers
96. Top 100 Most Valuable Records Of All Time
97. 100 Most Controversial Films Of All Time
98. 100 Best Opening Lines From Films
99. 100 Best Burgers In The World (OK we had to cheat a bit for this one - here's 50 Most Amazing Burger Joints in the World, and here's another 51 Great Burger Joints)
100. The Hundred Best Lists Of All Time

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Goodbye Snoop Dogg / Hello Snoop Lion

Snoop's gone reggae. Major Lazer's behind the desk

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23rd Jul 2012 - Add Comment - Tweet

ATTN: DO NOT EVER BUY...

good piece on the ever-decreasing possibility of flogging off your old CDs

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23rd Jul 2012 - Add Comment - Tweet

Olympics 2012

"THIS IS THE BIG ONE" as Boris keeps reminding us. More updates: @Olympics__2012 

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18th Jul 2012 - Add Comment - Tweet

Board To Death: What Chinese Medicine Skateboards

Interesting series of boards based on Chinese medicine graphics from China Skateboards (via Behance)

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17th Jul 2012 - Add Comment - Tweet

Trailer Park: Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee

Seinfeld's new "show about nothing" - with Larry David, Bob "Funkhouser" Einstein, Michael "Kramer" Richards etc coming to ComediansInCarsGettingCoffee.com soon

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Sketch! A Visual Tour of Silver Lake and Los Feliz

Great short portrait of sketch artist Stéphane Kardos from Kauri Multimedia (via @forksandtorches)

"Sketching has a sense of urgency that I love, the energy, the life that can come out of a sketch amazes me. It’s about spontaneity, enthusiasm, confidence. It’s giving the feeling of a place, the illusion that every element is here."

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Promo Promo: Zac Brown Band - The Wind

aka Robo Redneck - from Mike "King Of The Hill/Beavis & Butthead" Judge

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11th Jul 2012 - Add Comment - Tweet

New Dinosaur Jr

Watch The Corners, from the new one I Bet On Sky to be released September 18th, via Jagjaguwar. Rolling Stone had a chat with J here

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9th Jul 2012 - Add Comment - Tweet

Trailer Park: Red Hook Summer

New Spike Lee joint, featuring Clarke "Freamon" Peters as a Brooklyn preacher looking after his grandson for the first time

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Promo Promo: Poli├ža - Amongster

Life In Cold Blood meets the Blue Lagoon

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26th Jun 2012 - Add Comment - Tweet

Skate Or Die: Predatory Bird

chilled lifestyle vid from "small, aggressive-gull-themed, home-grown business" The Predatory Bird

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25th Jun 2012 - Add Comment - Tweet

Trailer Park: Taken By Trees - Other Worlds

albums are getting trailers now too it appears; here's one for the new Taken By Trees album out in October

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22nd Jun 2012 - Add Comment - Tweet

Movie Poster Colours Through History

graphic from Vijay Pandurangang showing the changing trends in colours used in movie posters from 1914 to now (via Boing Boing/Explore)

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22nd Jun 2012 - Add Comment - Tweet

Star Trek Alternate Titles

a step on from all those alternate film posters

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21st Jun 2012 - Add Comment - Tweet

Trailer Park: Clouds

A deep geek into the mind of the pro-coder here: Clouds is a documentary shot with a Microsoft Kinect sensor attached to a digital SLR exploring the beauty of code

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21st Jun 2012 - Add Comment - Tweet

Skate Or Die: Frozen Wave by Juan Rayos

skating in a Madrid ditch with a giant rubber band propulsion system

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20th Jun 2012 - Add Comment - Tweet

Imagining The Eighth Dimension

phase space, super strings and an ant's perspective on the third dimension: a short intro to multidimensional thinking via Brainpickings (WARNING: may induce feelings of Keanu-woah)

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20th Jun 2012 - Add Comment - Tweet

Promo Promo: Nite Jewel - One Second Of Love

you don't see enough nodding dogs in pop videos

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19th Jun 2012 - Add Comment - Tweet

Trailer Park: The Watch

Richard Ayoade joins the big hitters of the man-child comedy world - Ben Stiller, Vince Vaughan and Jonah Hill - for The Watch

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19th Jun 2012 - Add Comment - Tweet

Breaking Bad S5

teaser trailer for the new series, and a decent fan-made recap of S1-4 over at Collider - obviously spoilertastic if you haven't seen any of it yet. Starts July 15 in the States, which means we'll probably get it sometime around 2017 in the UK

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Trailer Park: Two Days In New York

Promising full trailer for Julie Delpy's follow-up to Two Days In Paris, with Chris Rock. Interesting to note it's getting a download premiere in the US before the cinema release

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18th Jun 2012 - Add Comment - Tweet

Bon Iver: The Shoe

Not to be outdone by his buddy Kanye, Bon Iver is releasing a shoe. Cats seem to dig the fishbone motif

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18th Jun 2012 - Add Comment - Tweet

Paul Weller: Happy Birthday Sir Paul

To celebrate Macca's 70th today, Paul Weller's covered Birthday - out for one day only, all £££ to War Child

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18th Jun 2012 - Add Comment - Tweet

Trailer Park: V/H/S

new horror anthology. at the very least, it's a fun poster

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18th Jun 2012 - Add Comment - Tweet

Japanese Spherical Flying Machine

Remote-controlled flying spheres developed by the Japanese Ministry Of Defence - look a bit like the mapping probes in Prometheus. (via Neatorama)

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Trailer Park: Total Recall

with some bonus Bryan Cranston chat on Total Recall, not being in X-Men First Class - and the last season of Breaking Bad

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14th Jun 2012 - Add Comment - Tweet

The Shard: Timelapse Study

interview w architect Renzo Piano here

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Gundam Themed Hotel

Like big robots? Like hotels? Ever thought: "Damn! If only someone could combine the two"? Here's the answer: Room G: Special Type - a Gundam-styled suite in Tokyo. (via AX3)

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13th Jun 2012 - Add Comment - Tweet

Fix-It Felix

8-bit tie-in for Disney's new cartoon Wreck-It Ralph: a playable version of the Donkey Kong-style game that Ralph comes from/works at 

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12th Jun 2012 - Add Comment - Tweet

New Radiohead Song: Full Stop

... good enough to get metal horns from one dude in Chicago (via @pitchfork)

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11th Jun 2012 - Add Comment - Tweet

MPFree: Micachu & The Shapes - OK

tasty taster for the new Micachu album Never, out Jul 23 on Rough Trade

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11th Jun 2012 - Add Comment - Tweet

iOS6 and other things...

to make you feel slightly more obsolete than you did 5 minutes ago

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11th Jun 2012 - Add Comment - Tweet

Song of the day: for Chimp11

a big hello to the newest member of the team: Chimp11. Welcome! Feel free to file your first reviews any time soon

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23rd Nov 2011 - Add Comment - Tweet

Song Of The Day: Love Is In The ICA

A special Team Chimpomatic shout-out to Mr & Mrs CSF...

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24th Sep 2010 - Add Comment - Tweet

Congratulations CSF

Congratulations to Editor-In-Chief CSF who gets married today. The Chimps are looking forward to some "eat/drink/be merry" action. All the best from the team and the readers of Chimpomatic.com

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Best of the 00s

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The 00s have certainly been a turbulent decade for the music industry, from the rise and fall of Napster, through the MP3 and iPod revolution and on to the reality TV dominated close of the decade.

Drum and bass infiltrated pop music so throughly that it's now just part of the furniture, while Hip Hop blew up to dominate the US charts, nabbing a guest spot on dozens of chart toppers.

Filtering through the hundreds of albums released in the decade is no mean feat, so we've kept our list strictly democratic, with the top 10 derived from those albums most nominated by our reviewers.

Read a lazy, sprawling list of 82 others that come very highly recommended, here.


And in ascending order, here are the most nominated chimp favourites....

10. Fleet Foxes - Fleet Foxes
Beard rock really came back into it's own at the end of the decade, with this debut from the Seattle harmony combo channelling their inner CSNY - while managing to retain some kind of contemporary edge. Bon Iver, Midlake, Grizzly Bear(d) and others supplemented the genre to great effect.

9. Band of Horses - Everything All The Time
Add some heavy rocking to those beards and Band of Horses stepped away from the MMJ-soundalike shadow to really prove themselves with two killer albums. The Funeral probably ranks up their as a song of the decade, while third album Night Rainbows should usher in the '10s nicely.

8. Black Mountain - In The Future
While not sounding that much like their debut, Black Mountain's second album still seemed to sound exactly as hoped for, turned up to 11. By side-stepping the cheesy homage of Wolfmother, the Canadian band delivered a classic rock album that never, ever fails to deliver.

7. Clap Your Hands Say Yeah - Clap Your Hands Say Yeah
While it's been a little tarnished by the band's self-conscious later moves, the CYHSY debut was a much needed jolt to the system, reviving Talking Heads and heading out into a twisted genre of it's own. Special nod for track 1 as the most skipped track in iTunes.

6. The Strokes - Is This It?
From dancing like twats in the bedroom to Last Night over and over again, to seeing them four times in a year - it's safe to say that The Strokes' shadow loomed large over the decade. Second album Room On Fire disappointed - and the media frenzy had passed by the time overlooked stellar album First Impressions Of Earth arrived.

5. My Morning Jacket - Z
For a couple of years My Morning Jacket were THE band of the decade. While It Still Moves bridged the gap between the low-key At Dawn and it's polished follow up, Z was where the potential all fell into place. Cutting back on the sprawl and honing the results, every track was a winner - with mind blowing concerts supporting the band until it all went to their heads with Evil Urges. A return to form is demanded.

4. The National - Boxer
Sleeper hit Alligator was a favourite for a long time, until follow up Boxer completely over-shadowed it. Took quite a long time to get into, but once there, it stuck. Slow Show was one of many, many stand-outs.

3. LCD Soundsystem - Sound Of Silver
A perhaps surprising highlight - considering the mere novelty value of Daft Punk Is Playing At My House - Sound of Silver took an unconventional left turn, channelling David Byrne (again), plus a myriad of other styles and influences to form a beautiful whole.

2. Wilco - A Ghost Is Born
Another record relatively over-looked by the critics, with the Yankee Hotel Foxtrot faithful often dissapointed by this way-out follow up, which found Jeff Tweedy enlisting Jim O'Rourke's radical production to pound home the alt-country message with bombastic flair. Any album that starts with a sprawling guitar jam is always going to get chimp votes. Never disappointing.

1. Radiohead - In Rainbows
As the major labels slowly started to embrace the digital model, it took their former golden egg to shake things up again. While the decade opened with the trickling out of the Kid A / Amnesiac double bill, it was the surprise release of the label-free, pay-what-you-like album-with-no-cover In Rainbows that possibly defined music and the music business in the 00s. One day Radiohead haven't been heard from in a while, the next you're listing to the album of the decade over and over again. While other records were good, this one was immediately great - reminding everyone what was so great about Radiohead to begin with, while still forging on with new sounds and new directions. Play it tonight.

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82 Almost Best-of-the-decade albums

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The 00s have certainly been a turbulent decade for the music industry, from the rise and fall of Napster, through the MP3 and iPod revolution and on to the reality TV dominated close of the decade.

Drum and bass infiltrated pop music so throughly that it's now just part of the furniture, while Hip Hop blew up to dominate the US charts, nabbing a guest spot on dozens of chart toppers.

Filtering through the hundreds of albums released in the decade is no mean feat, so we've kept our final list strictly democratic - with the top 10 derived from those albums most nominated by our reviewers.

Read the top 10 here - but if that's not enough, here's a lazy, sprawling list of 82 others that come very highly recommended, in no particular order:

Interpol - Turn on the Bright Lights
Killer track: PDA. More New York cool, a 'go-to' album for so many occasions
TV On The Radio - Dear Science
Pearl Jam - Riot Act
Doves - Kingdom Of Rust
At the Drive In - Relationship of Command

Killer Track: Enfilade. A welcome dose of anger after the fallow years of the late 90s. Added bonus that it was released on the soon to be bust Grand Royal label.
Justice - D.A.N.C.E.
Santogold - Santogold
Smog - Dongs Of Sevotion
Cornelius - Point
Devendra Banhart - Smokey Rolls Down Thunder Canyon
Mugison - Lonely Mountain
Midlake - The Trials Of Van Occupanther
Electralane - The Power Out
Radiohead - Amnesiac
Beth  Gibbons & Rustin' Man - Out Of Season
PJ Harvey - Stories From The City
Caribou - The Milk Of Human Kindness
Pearl Jam - Bearoya Hall
Unusual in that it's a live album, this double acoustic set pulls together all that's great about the much-maligned grungers. Spine tingling.
Fugazi - The Argument
Not their best, but still one of the best
Low - The Great Destroyer
Vampire Weekend - Vampire Weekend
Iron & Wine - Our Endless Numbered Days
Killer track: Passing Afternoon. We live in noisy times, everyone should have an album like this to retreat to now and again
Bruce Springsteen - The Rising
The only artist capable of an appropriate 9/11 album.
Blond Redhead - 23
Grandaddy - Software Slump
John Frusciante - Shadows Collide With People
The Early Years  - Early Years
Frightened Rabbit - The Midnight Organ Fight
Killer track: Fast Blood. One of those albums that just clicks straight away, some brutally honest songs but never a hard listen
The National - Alligator
Jay-Z - The Blueprint
Despite his fame, his only album that's solid throughout.
The Shins - Wincing The Night Away
Arcade Fire - Neon Bible
Bright Eyes - I'm Wide Awake It's Morning
Portishead - Third
Spoon - Girls Can Tell
Spoon - Ga Ga Ga Ga
Spoon - Kill The Moonlight
Spoon - Gimme Fiction
Yes, we like Spoon.
Stephen Malkmus - Pig Lib
Elbow - Leaders Of The Free World
CJ: Their strongest album from a solid bunch of releases.
Kings Of Leon - Because Of The Times
7 minute opener followed by track after track.
Electrelane - No Shouts, No Calls
Johanna Newsom - Y's
Band Of Horses - Cease To Begin
Radiohead - Hail To The Thief
Buck 65 - Talking Honky Blues
Common - Like Water For Chocolate
Silver Jews - Lookout Mountain, Lookout Sea
David Berman finally made sense.
Animal Collective - Merriweather Post Pavilion
Guided By Voices - Human Amusement at Hourly Rates
Finally a solid album from GBV. One of the best best ofs going - up there with Neil Young's Decade.
Wilco - Yankee Hotel Foxtrot
Bon Iver - For Emma, Forever Ago
The Good The Bad And The Queen - The Good The Bad And The Queen
Another surprising side-project from Damon Albarn
TV On The Radio - Return To Cookie Mountain
Elbow - The Seldom Seen Kid
Red Hot Chilli Peppers - By The Way
Titus Andronicus - The Airing Of Grievances
No Age - Nouns
Jay-Z - The Black Album
The Wedding Present - Take Fountain
An awesome return for the Indie legends, embracing a move to the US for Uncle Gedge
Kanye West - College Dropout
John Frusciante - To Record Only Water For 10 Days
Paving the way for Frusciante's magnificent return to form.
The Cave Singers - Welcome Joy
Low - The Great Destroyer
Catfish Haven - Devastator
The Strokes - First Impressions Of Earth
The Invisible - The Invisible
Lightning Dust - Infinite Light
The Decemberists - Picaresque
The Coral - Magic And Medicine
Killer track: Liezah. Some strictly Liverpool uncool. A Coral album is a comforting thing.
Beirut - The Flying Club Cup
Radiohead - Kid A
Cannibal Ox - The Cold Vein
DJ Shadow - The Private Press
Great at home or on the dance floor.
Flight of the Conchords - Flight of the Conchords
It shouldn't work, but it does. Comedy genius.
Interpol - Antics
Take you on a cruise. Awesome
The Walkmen - You & Me

Killer track: In the New Year. Band of the decade for Chimpovich.
Arcade Fire - Funeral
Why? - Alopicia
Weird indie hip-hop that just works.
Ladyhawk - Shots
My Morning Jacket - It Still Moves
White Denim - Workout Holiday
Killer track: Lets Talk About It. Chaotic, energetic, sounds like a good time was had making it.

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