Movies That Rock: Transformers – Dark of the Moon

The soundtrack for Transformers: Dark of the Moon really isn’t for the fainthearted. With the exception of a handful of songs, think pulsating drums, electrifying guitar and some loud – and I mean loud – singing. It’s my own personal music heaven.

It’s been a while since I’ve heard some really good hard rock, and Transformers does not disappoint. My favourite song on the album by far is Skillet’s Awake and Alive, which makes me want to sing/scream at the top of my lungs. When I’m done with that, I plan to move on to My Chemical Romance, Theory of a Deadman, Taking Back Sunday and Art of Dying, and when my vocals chords are about to give way end with the fairly mellow new Goo Goo Dolls track.

Seeing as I haven’t seen either the first or second Transformers movies I probably won’t find myself at the theater for the latest installment in the franchise, but I will definitely be listening to the soundtrack on repeat.

Must Hear/Must Watch: What New Yorkers Are Listening To

I recently saw the following YouTube video thanks to my sister, and I thought this was a very interesting project. One Ty Cullen walked around parts of New York City with his camera in tow asking random New Yorkers with headphones on what they were listening to and got a variety of different answers. Sucker for new music that I am, I searched for most of the songs that I’d never heard before and thought I’d share my favourites (old and new) in no particular order.

Ty Cullen has inspired people around the world to find out what people in their cities are listening to. Coming up over the next few weeks: London, San Francisco, and more. Let’s see what city does it best.

Mas – Kinky

Dance Yrself Clean – LCD Soundsystem

Too Afraid to Love You – The Black Keys

From a Mountain in the Middle of the Cabins – Panic! At the Disco