Best Music of 2016

Greetings Errorer, Another year has come and gone for rock and roll. Although the conversation at large remains centered on egotists who rely on synthetics, under the city’s surface thousands of rockers toil in the sewers and abandoned warehouses of the not quite hip part of town. In a way it is sort of a…

Best TV of 2016

Here we go, another year in peak TV. The well continues to broaden and deepen, with great directors and movie stars dropping into the once quaint suburb to stir some shit up. This year seemed to be about vulnerability, about trying to understand who we are from a place that’s not always quite safe. Here…

Best Movies of 2015

Without further ado, the final part of Synthetic Error’s Best of 2015 series. Here are the best movies of 2015: 1. Son of Saul 2015 wasn’t much for drama, but this Hungarian film about the Holocaust dropped in at the last minute and punched me in the stomach. At least that’s how I felt. Son…

Best Games of 2015

The nature of the game industry is changing. As a product, video games stabilized in the post crash 90’s behind four or five major console makers with standardized products. I bet you can’t remember a PacMan 2. In contrast, what about Megaman 1 through 10? Sequels are a sign of an industry figuring out what…

Best Albums of 2015

Maybe it was a little too soon to proudly proclaim rock not dead- this year dragged its blue suede shoes pretty bad and left its electro shit all over the carpet. Okay, maybe that’s a little dramatic, but even in the minor leagues it seems that interest has faded for guitar-lick based music and metal…

Best TV of 2015

Dear Gentle Reader, So much has happened to us this year. Is God angry with us? He seems to be angry. But remember that, like beer, he provides millions of hours of stories to mollify us, to soothe us, and brush our hair out of our eyes. Perhaps a new fear tingles just behind your…

Best Movies of 2014

Wow! 2014 was a really great year for movies! So many films this year were easy to love, with rich character studies that tackled unique situations. 2013 may have been more stylistically diverse, but 2014 finds many of our great directors at the very top of their game, creating complete and thoughtful movies that would…