The TV Club Awards 2010

Half the fun of watching TV is all of the weird crap and ephemera popping up in the middle of the night on cable or even in primetime on some out of the way station. To that end, the first annual edition of the TV Club Awards in a wide variety of hyper-specific categories. Feel free to debate our choices or come up…

The least essential albums of 2010

The music industry has yet to figure out a way to reliably make money in the new millennium, but that hasn’t stopped it from releasing a bounty of thoroughly unnecessary records every year. Don’t misunderstand us: Terrible music will always exist (and prosper), but for our round-up of least essential records, we…

The least essential albums of 2009

Each year, The A.V. Club scours the depths of our music slush pile in the quest for the least essential albums of the year. Though we wouldn’t call any of this music “good,” our goal isn’t to find the worst the year had to offer, but rather the music that had the absolute least real justification for its existence,…

Don’t try suicide, you’re just gonna hate it: 25 (mostly crappy) songs that try to talk you off the ledge

1. Third Eye Blind, “Jumper”
The old saying goes, “Why should the devil have all the good music?” There’s no good answer, but it’s pretty true that he does. The anti-suicide angels have been mostly left with ridiculously unsubtle songs like Third Eye Blind’s “Jumper,” whose chorus—“I wish you would step back from that…

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