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Since she began working in TV music supervision in the middle of the 1990s, Alex Patsavas has built a resume that runs from Grey’s Anatomy to Mad Men to The O.C. to Gossip Girl. Those latter two popped up on this site quite a bit back in the day, because they were shows featuring the… More »

When we first did a Best Soundtrack Moments Of 2013 last December, it was initially thought up as a one-off. But, hey, then we decided to turn it into a column! So the approach this year is a bit different. Last December, I spent a lot of time digging back through TV and movies I… More »

May has been, in a lot of ways, kind of a frustrating month. Summer blockbuster season is pretty much in full swing now, meaning there will be a lot of massive action set-pieces accompanied by orchestral scores that can be hard to tell apart from one film to the next. The truly inspired pop-song moments… More »

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There Was Almost A Björk Song In Mad Men

Every time a cult TV show ends, a media storm of nostalgia sweeps over the internet. That's happening with Mad Men right now, and the…
Caitlin White | March 27, 2015 - 6:04 pm

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We were kind of close when we speculated last week that Weird Al would perform at an awards show. We thought it would be the…
James Rettig | August 25, 2014 - 10:08 pm

The Best Soundtrack Moments Of April 2014: Fargo, Mad Men, Game Of Thrones, & More

Chances are you've read some TV writer or another analyzing just how different this time of year is than it used to be. April used…
Ryan Leas | April 30, 2014 - 3:02 pm

Beck Turned Down Multiple Offers To Write The Mad Men Theme

You know the Mad Men theme; you love the Mad Men theme. Perhaps you know it's an RJD2 beat called "A Beautiful Mine" originally used…
Chris DeVille | February 19, 2014 - 4:37 pm

The Best Soundtrack Moments Of 2013

Maybe it's because I spend the bulk of my time reading and writing about music or talking with people who do the same, but as…
Ryan Leas | December 26, 2013 - 3:58 pm

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Pop the champagne and po' it up (that's cool, right? we're off to a cool start?) because it’s GUMMY AWARDS TIME! Truly the most satisfying…
Kelly Conaboy | December 19, 2013 - 5:25 pm

Mad Men’s Megan Draper Sings With Jesus & Mary Chain

When the reformed Jesus and Mary Chain did Coachella in 2007, they winked at the film that had provided their most recent pop cultural moment…
Amrit Singh | August 6, 2012 - 11:13 am

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If you haven't seen this past Sunday's episode of Mad Men yet, get thee to a DVR, because light spoilers are about to happen. As…
Tom Breihan | May 8, 2012 - 9:37 am

Early Screeners Convince Mad Men To Drop Inaccurate Tune

After what feels like years, Mad Men finally (finally!) returns to AMC on Sunday with its two-hour season five premiere. And a recent anecdote illustrates…
Tom Breihan | March 20, 2012 - 9:10 am

Broken West’s Mad Men Cameo

Sunday night's Mad Men episode featured a night on the town with Don Draper and partner-in-advertising Lane Price. The pair visit a club in one…
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Joan Holloway Was In An Everclear Video!

The second season of Mad Men may be over, but Sterling Cooper's bodacious office manager is never far from our minds. While researching old Everclear…
Scott Lapatine | November 6, 2008 - 12:06 am

Matthew Weiner Talks Mad Men Music

Among other things, the Mad Men creator explains why it was OK to use a Decemberists tune or anachronistic Dylan in That '60s Show. No…
brandon | October 24, 2008 - 11:10 am

Mad Men’s Bob Dylan Anachronism

We mentioned how it was a bit strange hearing the Decemberists on a show set in the '60s. Mad Men's recent Dylan anachronism isn't as…
brandon | October 15, 2008 - 10:29 am

Didn’t Expect To Hear The Decemberists On Mad Men Last Night

Sunday night's hour with the misogynists and ladies of Sterling Cooper kicked off with a montage soundtracked by "The Infanta," which has teed off a…
Amrit Singh | September 2, 2008 - 4:52 pm