When High Fidelity was released in the spring of 2000, it quickly resonated with music lovers young and old, and though it would be hard to mitigate its initial success, I would argue the biggest impact the film has is with its cult following. Based on the 1995 novel by Nick Hornby, the film became something of a beacon for the aging music fan and a poignant examination of the dissolution of any relationship. Read More
The people at SMACK highlight a truly productive year of music. From Best Album to Worst Television Performance and everything in between.. Read More.
Smack Media take you through the insane 2010's with 40 breakdowns of our best albums of the decade. read more
A running log of our gold standard album reviews on SMACK. These records have been cemented as classic, definitive, and for the most part rare in their quality and importance. Reviews are linked to album art. Click Here.
The people at SMACK MEDIA have compiled a list for music lovers who are running out of content to binge in the middle of self isolation. Here are our favourite docs, concert films, and music themed movies and TV episodes streaming on major platforms. Read More.
The 2010’s are just about over and I’m pretty sure we can all agree that there’s too much damn content out there. For the first time ever, the average person practically has every album in the palm of your hands for what seems like the cost of one. The industry finally figured out how to recoup some of their losses from the DL revolution of the early 2000s. Put everything on a platform and charge everyone a competitive subscription fee. In the process, the age of streaming redefined the rules for the modern pop song and subsidized the value of record sales.