These are simply my favorite songs of the year, ones that never got old but continued to excite, challenge, and inspire.
There are many reasons to love Spaced, even if you’re not a pop culture geek. However, if you are one, that’s when the series’ true beauty and depth is revealed.
In an attempt to continue the Christmas spirit just a few more days, I offer you a mix.
A meditation on my favorite Christmas carol.
Though less bombastic and fiery than Funeral, Arcade Fire’s sophomore album is no less powerful.
Folks are frustrated that great movies, or at least movies that they love, consistently receive crappy treatment, and so they take matters into their own hands.
Long drives through midwestern nowheres have become forever linked to Hood’s 1999 masterpiece.
I’ve heard most of the songs on here before, countless times. But I had never heard them like this, in such a sublime context.
What good does it do to ingest the works of someone who has outright denied God’s existence?
It’s sleek, slim, and just a wee bit sexy.
I’m eschewing the list format and opting for something a bit more conversational.
But when all is said and done, there’s a sweet sense of vindication throughout the movie.
A microcosm of The Cure’s entire career, highlighting nearly every rise and fall, every stylistic direction, every bold experiment, and every failure the band has ever had.
I was excited to watch Whisper of the Heart, but I found it far more rewarding and relevant than I thought possible.
A lyrical film about death, nostalgia, and the importance of honoring the wishes of those whose years are near their end.
I was shocked by the film’s premise, violence, and implications. Most shocking of all, I found myself deeply moved by the characters and their tragic situation.
It’s this dichotomy between the worldliness and the spirituality in their songs that makes Lift To Experience’s music so interesting to me.