15 Songs, 52 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Jennifer’s Body is about a teenage vixen turned boy-killing succubus during a local band’s satanic ritual gone horribly wrong, so it makes perfect sense to open the album with a punch-throwing garage rocker like Florence + The Machine’s “Kiss With a Fist." Panic! At The Disco’s “New Perspective” is too polished and glossy to dodge radio airplay, but the real gem resides in the scattered hooks of “Teenagers” by Hayley Williams, an up-tempo folk rock tune with a contagious hit-worthy chorus. Conversely, “Celestial Crown” by Austin hessians the Sword probably won’t make any Infinity or Viacom-owned radio playlists, as it sounds even darker than Ozzy-era Black Sabbath — but as the tune accompanies the story’s satanic rock band, it perfectly captures the vibe of every high school’s denim-clad, soap-dodging, hair-farming, stoner contingent. Of the three bonus cuts on the Duluxe Edition, Hole’s grungy grrrl anthem “Violet” easily upstages songs by Low Shoulder and Theodore Shapiro.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Jennifer’s Body is about a teenage vixen turned boy-killing succubus during a local band’s satanic ritual gone horribly wrong, so it makes perfect sense to open the album with a punch-throwing garage rocker like Florence + The Machine’s “Kiss With a Fist." Panic! At The Disco’s “New Perspective” is too polished and glossy to dodge radio airplay, but the real gem resides in the scattered hooks of “Teenagers” by Hayley Williams, an up-tempo folk rock tune with a contagious hit-worthy chorus. Conversely, “Celestial Crown” by Austin hessians the Sword probably won’t make any Infinity or Viacom-owned radio playlists, as it sounds even darker than Ozzy-era Black Sabbath — but as the tune accompanies the story’s satanic rock band, it perfectly captures the vibe of every high school’s denim-clad, soap-dodging, hair-farming, stoner contingent. Of the three bonus cuts on the Duluxe Edition, Hole’s grungy grrrl anthem “Violet” easily upstages songs by Low Shoulder and Theodore Shapiro.

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