Jennifer's Body (Music from the Motion Picture) [Deluxe Version]

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Jennifer's Body (Music from the Motion Picture) [Deluxe Version]

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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