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Music Review: Heartthrob by Tegan and Sara

One of my favorite bands released their new album last week! Yay! There are only ten songs, which is sad. Come on, you could have put more on! They do have two bonus tracks, however, so perhaps I shouldn't complain too much. I'm not sure why they're bonus tracks, though. Both songs are good enough to be on the album. In fact, they're two of my favorites!

All right, so let's break it down:

Best songs:

*Drove Me Wild: A
*How Come You Don't Want Me??: A
*Shock To Your System: A
*Closer: B+ (wasn't crazy about it at first, but it grew on me)
*Now I'm All Messed Up: B+

Worst Song:

*Love They Say: B- (it's not a bad song, but it's overly cheesy for my taste, and I'm not sure it works on this album)

Everything Else:

* I Was a Fool: B
*Goodbye, Goodbye: B+
*I Couldn't Be Your Friend: B
*I'm Not Your Hero: B

Bonus Tracks:

*Guilty As Charged: A
*I Run Empty: A

My overall grade: B+








Quick Movie Review: Wreck-It Ralph

Yes, it has been awhile since I wrote a review, and it's been so long that, naturally, there are movies I've seen that I won't be reviewing, e.g. Silver Linings Playbook, which I saw way back in December when it was still playing in the UK. Although, for the record, I would give it a B+. Also, Jennifer Lawrence is hot, and I'm not a Bradley Cooper fan (disliked him since Alias), but I actually didn't hate him in it.

But we're talking about Wreck-It Ralph, which came out in the UK recently. I had wanted to see it when it was playing in North America, but I didn't get to. I finally got my chance last week. To be honest, it was a disappointment. Not a terrible movie by any means, but it was a let down in that it was formulaic, and my god, that little girl was annoying! Sarah Silverman can be grating as it is, although I sometimes find her funny. She has the kind of voice that fits that of an overly bratty, annoying child, so I suppose the casting was perfect.…