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The Strange, Beautiful, and Now Tumblr-Friendly History of Sci-Fi Musicals The Strange, Beautiful, and Now Tumblr-Friendly History of Sci-Fi Musicals

Science fiction has a complicated history in musical theater. Much like the Academy Awards, which usually reward stories about “real people” over sci-fi and fantasy (with 2017's Best Oscar win for The Shape of Water being a notable exception), musical theater audiences tend to scoff at spacey sagas. However, some…

Black Panther Has Its Eyes Set on a Lot of Oscars Black Panther Has Its Eyes Set on a Lot of Oscars

While the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is trying to figure out how to save face after the whole “Best Popular Film” category fiasco, Marvel Studios has been preparing to submit Black Panther for more Oscars than you ever would have imagined.

Zombies, Christmas, and Musicals Collide in the New Trailer for Anna and the Apocalypse Zombies, Christmas, and Musicals Collide in the New Trailer for Anna and the Apocalypse

Nothing says the holiday spirit like a good musical—and the rotting hordes of the undead!

Adventure Time's Finale Was a Bittersweet Goodbye But the Beginning of Something New Adventure Time's Finale Was a Bittersweet Goodbye But the Beginning of Something New

The distinct undertones of loss and mourning throughout Adventure Time’s hour-long finale, “Come Along With Me,” feel both appropriate for the special’s focus on the Great Gum War and at odds with the larger show’s generally optimistic worldview.

Adventure Time's Series Finale Comes With Its Own Soundtrack Adventure Time's Series Finale Comes With Its Own Soundtrack

Adventure Time is coming to a close, after 10 glorious seasons, with an epic battle the likes of which we’ve never seen. So, it only makes sense that the finale, “Come Along With Me,” will have its own epic soundtrack.

The Official Black Panther Remix Soundtrack Somehow Improves Upon Perfection The Official Black Panther Remix Soundtrack Somehow Improves Upon Perfection

I mean, as Shuri told her brother in the movie, just because something works doesn’t mean it can’t be improved. That applies to both the finest tech Wakanda has to offer and Ludwig Göransson’s sublime soundtrack for Black Panther. Marvel and Hollywood Records both announced and dropped Black Panther: Wakanda Remixed…

The Only Known Sound in Space Is This 'Singing' Black Hole

Everyone knows there is no sound in space. After all, a sound wave requires a medium, like air or water, to travel through, and space is mostly a vacuum. But in studying a nearby galaxy cluster, astronomers detected a true occurrence of sound in space—and in this case, the incredibly deep sound was coming from a black…

What Caused Carnegie Hall to Lose Its Famous Acoustics in 1986?

In May 1986, the venerated Carnegie Hall concert venue in New York City shut down for 30 weeks of major repairs. The beautiful music hall had hosted legends including Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Judy Garland, Duke Ellington, Ray Charles, Sarah Vaughan, and The Beatles, but after nearly 100 years, the building was in…

7 Problems With YouTube Music That Need Fixing Fast 7 Problems With YouTube Music That Need Fixing Fast

It might come as no surprise to you that Google has launched something that isn’t really finished: YouTube Music is available now in the U.S. and several other countries, but it barely qualifies as a music streaming service today. After using the platform for several days, here are the biggest problems we want fixing.

Apple Music Reportedly Just Beat Spotify in the U.S. With the Users That Matter Most Apple Music Reportedly Just Beat Spotify in the U.S. With the Users That Matter Most

As Tidal continues to struggle, Apple Music has found major success, and if a report leaked to Digital Music News is true, Apple Music may have just become the most popular on-demand streaming music service in the U.S.—at least as far as paying users go.

MIT's New AI-Powered Software Can Extract Individual Instruments From Videos With a Single Click

An instructor of mine once compared mixing a song to baking a cake. The various tracks are the ingredients, and once everything is mixed and baked, as with a cake, those ingredients can’t be deconstructed. Or can they? AI researchers at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory have created an app…

No, Best Buy Has Not Completely Stopped Selling CDs—Yet, Anyway No, Best Buy Has Not Completely Stopped Selling CDs—Yet, Anyway

Numerous news sites reported that as of this weekend, retailer Best Buy was calling it quits on CD sales, apparently all citing a report from Billboard in February giving a July 1st, 2018 kill date at the chain. That’s not the case, though it does appear to be true that Best Buy has made the fairly obvious business …

Meet the First New Doctor Who Composer Since 2005 Meet the First New Doctor Who Composer Since 2005

Ever since Doctor Who returned in 2005, its music has been composed by Murray Gold, who defined the sound of Who for hundreds of stories over a decade-plus’ worth of pieces. But times are changing in the TARDIS, and now a new face is behind the keys: up and coming composer Segun Akinola.

Westworld's Composer Breaks Down the Best Musical Moments from Season Two Westworld's Composer Breaks Down the Best Musical Moments from Season Two

Ramin Djawadi has an important job. As the composer for Westworld, he has to somehow keep topping himself by creating atmospheric, thematically resonant musical cues to ground and frame the android action in the show.

These Retro Theme Songs From Incredibles 2 Are Just What You Needed Today These Retro Theme Songs From Incredibles 2 Are Just What You Needed Today

There’s a moment in Incredibles 2 where Mr. Incredible, Elastigirl, and Frozone get a blast from the past. To prove he’s a fan, Winston Deavor (Bob Odenkirk) sings a few bars of each hero’s theme song. It’s a fun moment, but it passes, and things move on. However, if you stay for the credits of the film, you can hear…

The Theme Song for Kingdom Hearts III Needs an Official Remix The Theme Song for Kingdom Hearts III Needs an Official Remix

Where were you the first time you heard Utada Hikaru’s “Simple and Clean”? More importantly, which version of the song was it?

These Lightsaber Instruments Turn Your Jedi Battles Into Musical Performances

Having previously wowed and terrified the world with his singing Furby organ, YouTube’s Look Mum No Computer is back with another musical creation that will appeal to both Star Wars fans and fans of creepy scifi sound effects: lightsaber theremins.

This Classic Powerpuff Girls Villain Has Given Up His Life of Crime to Join the Gorillaz

Though the Powerpuff Girls are excellent at fighting crime, they’ve never been all that great with rehabilitating villains because, well, they’re children who can’t be expected to do the penal system’s job. That being said, at least one member of the Utonium girls’ rogues gallery seems to have gotten his shit together…

Is Free Spotify Really Worth It? Is Free Spotify Really Worth It?

Spotify just revamped its free tier, which means you get more than ever before without actually having to pay anything—(some) on-demand playlists on mobile, unlimited skips (on a few playlists), and personalized recommendations to more accurately reflect your tastes. So does it make Spotify Premium a waste of money?

Let Lin-Manuel Miranda Explain Why You Love Disney's Cartoon Theme Songs So Much Let Lin-Manuel Miranda Explain Why You Love Disney's Cartoon Theme Songs So Much

Even though I’ve never actually watched an episode of DuckTales, I catch myself humming the show’s undeniably catchy tune to myself at least a few times every month. After listening to Lin-Manuel Miranda explain why he loves the theme song, I think I finally understand why.

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