I decided to put together a small Spotify playlist inspired by NPR’s article, “The 100 Best Songs of 2017.” I tried not to include more than one song from each artist and/or album, but I simply could not help myself with Paramore and Imagine Dragons.
Albums and artists included in this playlist are:
After Laughter by Paramore
Harry Styles by Harry Styles
Evolve by Imagine Dragons
Divide by Ed Sheeran
Synthesis by Evanescence
One More Light by Linkin Park
Melodrama by Lorde
Younger Now by Miley Cyrus
Rainbow by Kesha
On the playlist, I could not include:
“HUMBLE.” by Kendrick Lamar
“Hard Feelings/Loveless” by Lorde
“Red Bone” by Childish Gambino
and “1-800-273-8355” by Logic
On the playlist, I also included a YouTuber by the name of dodie. Unfortunately, we do not have her CDs in the library, but you can check out her songs on Spotify and on YouTube.
Summary: A soldier introduces himself to the Peterson family claiming to be a friend of their son who died in action. After the young man is welcomed into their home, a series of accidental deaths seem to be connected to his presence.
One of my favorite movies for Halloween! This movie isn’t really scary (which is probably one of the reasons why I like it), but it plays on horror movie tropes in the best way. Dan Stevens is decidedly not the Dan Stevens you know from Downton Abbey in this movie, and I think I love him more this way. His character has a Midwestern drawl, never seems to blink, is unfailingly charming in a creepy way, and is a Bond-worthy action villain. I also love Maika Monroe in this movie, and the way that it employs the “kids solve the mystery” trope from sci-fi and adventure movies, even if this movie is really not for kids and Monroe’s character isn’t really a kid (but she’s not the parent! And that’s all that matters). The way the soundtrack is woven into the film is fantastic, but if you don’t think you’d like lots of pulsing ’80s-esque electronica, then you may not enjoy it. I highly recommend this as background viewing while you answer the door for trick-or-treaters.
This newer release from the Old 97’s has their signature rockabilly sound but the lyrics are generally much darker than their usual fare. Still a highly enjoyable, solid record from this group that has been at it for so long! Rhett Miller is one of the best frontmen in the business.
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