TIFF REVIEW: Teen Spirit [2019]

Love’s not real. If you haven’t had enough underdog tales about kids from the wrong side of the tracks trying to make it big, Max Minghella‘s directorial debut Teen Spirit hits all the usual check marks to provide a stylish if familiar entry to the theme. There’s the likeable teen lead in Violet’s (Elle Fanning) Polish-British, Isle of Wight resident working her land and a waitress job all while attending school. The tough parent trying to instill a pragmatic realism meant to temper expectations that end up working to destroy…

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Top 100 Albums of 2015

Honorable Mention: #100: Insides by Fort Romeau #99: Mont Royal by The Lighthouseand the Whaler #98: What Happens Next by Gang of Four #97: The Helio Sequence by The Helio Sequence #96: Abyss by Chelsea Wolfe #95: Lucid Dreaming by Say Lou Lou #94: Sing It Away by Walk Off the Earth #93: MCIII by Mikal Cronin #92: To Pimp a Butterfly by Kendrick Lamar #91: Wishes by RHODES #90: Cheers to the Fall by Andra Day #89: Recreational Love by the bird and the bee #88: Reminisce by Etiquette…

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Top 100 Songs of 2015

#100: After The Fall by Chelsea Wolfe #98: The Shade by Metric #96: Dead Inside by Muse #94: Killing Strangers by Marilyn Manson #92: I’m In Love With My Life by PHASES #90: Vancouver by Kopecky #88: Drunched in Crumbs by Albert Hammond Jr. #86: Till It’s Gone by Yelawolf #84: Home We’ll Go by Walk Off the Earth #82: Orion by The Mynabirds #80: Here To Mars by Coheed and Cambria #78: It’s My Turn Now by Awreeoh #76: Mothercreep by FKA Twigs #74: Angels (Above Me) by Say…

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DESIGN: 2015 In Music

Tracklisting:Disc 11. “Until We Can’t (Let Go)” • Passion Pit • 04:06 • Kindred, Columbia Records2. “The Business of Emotion” • Big Data (feat. White Sea) • 04:07 • 2.0, Wilcassettes / Warner Bros.3. “Shine” • Years & Years • 04:16 • Communion, Polydor / Interscope4. “Caribbean” • Astro • 04:40 • Chicos de la luz, Nacional Records5. “Don’t Panic” • Ellie Goulding • 03:16 • Delirium, Polydor6. “Joy Rides” • MUTEMATH • 04:01 • Vitals, Wojtek / Caroline7. “S.O.B.” • Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats • 04:07 • Nathaniel Rateliff…

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DESIGN: 2012 In Music

Tracklisting:Disc 11. “Water Runs” — Reptar 5:14 | from Body Faucet; Vagrant Records2. “Dougou Badia” — Amadou & Mariam (ft. Santigold) 3:53 | from Folila; Nonesuch Records3. “Mind Your Manners” — Chiddy Bang (ft. Icona Pop) 3:16 | from Breakfast; Virgin, I.R.S.4. “Bright Whites” — Kishi Bashi 4:13 | from 151a; Joyful Noise5. “Little Talks” — Of Monsters and Men 4:25 | from My Head is an Animal; Universal6. “We Are Young” — fun. (ft. Janelle Monae) 4:10 | from Some Nights; Fueled by Ramen7. “End of the Line” —…

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Top 100 Songs of 2012

#100: Always Rains by Janus — #99: Bliss by Blaqk Audio — #98: Cameo Lover by Kimbra — #97: Dour Percentage by Of Montreal — #96: oOoO by Oberhofer — #95: Alone by Trampled By Turtles — #94: Who’s Feeling Young Now? by Punch Brothers — #93: Good As New by Vacationer — #92: Wishes by Beach House — #91: Ode To Sad Disco by Mark Lanegan Band — #90: Touch the Clouds (Taste the Ground) by Good Old War — #89: Tell Me A Tale by Michael Kiwanuka —…

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