Kate Bush's Hounds of Love Songs, Ranked

Rich Juzwiak · 09/16/15 11:25AM

Thirty years ago today, one of the finest (and wildest) pop albums of all time was released. Kate Bush’s Hounds of Love is almost perfect (for true perfection, see the Kate Bush album that preceded it, 1982’s The Dreaming) and sounds as forward-thinking as it did on September 16, 1985 (granted, it could use a remastering). Bush performed the bulk of the album, including its entire Side B suite, The Ninth Wave, during her Before the Dawn residency at London’s Hammersmith Apollo last year. Below are its songs ranked, though it should be noted that every song in the Top 10 is within grasp of the others. This album is that good.

Singles Performed By Teens Who Had Less Crossover Appeal Than Expected

Gabrielle Bluestone · 05/26/15 05:00PM

One of the greatest things about the entertainment business is the relative ease with which Popular Teens (and, oddly enough, Real Housewives) can snap up ill-advised record deals. Largely lost to the annals of history, most of these teen queen songs didn’t exactly “make the charts” or, for that matter, “make any money at all.” But they still totally rule!

The Jews Will Be the First to Go: DMs Received Since Making Them Public

Ashley Feinberg · 05/19/15 04:23PM

On April 20, 2015, Twitter made it possible for everyone to receive direct messages from the general public, should they so choose. Previously, you were only able to message the people currently following you. So several hours after the new feature was announced, I opted in. This was probably a mistake.

Things I Regret Saying Yes to Until the Very Moment They Happen, Ranked

Dayna Evans · 05/15/15 04:16PM

I’m a pretty big “yes” person, as in if you ask me to do something, I will probably say yes, emphatically and with a smile on my face. The minute I do this, I start to regret every single second leading up to the moment where I have to do the thing you have asked me to do. When this moment arrives, it’s fine. But not a single second before.

Dismemberment Plan Songs Taylor Swift Should Cover on Her 1989 Tour, Ranked

Kelly Conaboy · 05/06/15 08:30AM

On the surface, Washington D.C. indie rock band The Dismemberment Plan and Wyomissing, Pennsylvania pop singer Taylor Swift, who just kicked off her 1989 world tour in Japan, have little in common, just kidding. They have a lot in common on the surface: they’re very white, cute, non-threatening, and they seem fun, but definitely not quite OK. Their musical compatibility, though perhaps not immediately apparent, exists because their music stems from nearly all of the same areas.

Bar and Bat Mitzvahs I've Attended, Ranked

Gabrielle Bluestone · 03/19/15 05:30PM

In New York City, bar and bat mitzvahs are more than just a weekend in shul—they're a seventh grader's entrée into society. So what do your dad's work connections plus your mom's deep-seated need to one-up Sharon's kid's party get you? Let's recap.

Citrus Handfruits, Ranked

Leah Finnegan · 02/19/15 12:39PM

Yum. Vitamin C is the best part of winter. Lemon-eating freaks, I don't want to hear from you.

Celebrity Diastemas, Ranked

Dayna Evans · 02/18/15 11:05AM

James Brown once said, "Hair is the first thing. And teeth the second. Hair and teeth. A man got those two things he's got it all." Brown did not have a diastema, which is a gap between two teeth, most often found between a person's central incisors.

Performances of "Uptown Funk," Ranked

Dayna Evans · 01/13/15 05:25PM

Bruno Mars, excitable superstar, and Mark Ronson, producer, have been on a tour of television programs lately with showing after showing of their retro classic "Uptown Funk," my favorite song to listen to while walking to the subway. This is also my favorite song to listen to while doing literally anything at all.

The Dumb Faces of One Direction's Four, Ranked

Jordan Sargent · 11/20/14 02:21PM

Despite being a very famous band with access to the best resources the music industry can buy, One Direction decided to put two bad candid photographs on the cover of their new album Four. In both photos, each member of the band is making a dumb and stupid face. These are those faces ranked in ascending order of dumbness and stupidity.