Of Mice and Men
From the first bullhorn screams of opening track “Public Service Announcement,” you know it’s on. Of Mice and Men's third album is chock full of punchy, mosh–pit igniting anthems like “Bones Exposed” and “You Make Me Sick,” but the band leaves room for some more accessible material, like closing ballad “Space Enough to Grow.” Although some of the choruses feel somewhat forgettable, the group is in their element here, delivering a raw and aggressive, yet balanced and mature set of hardcore tracks that fans of the genre are sure to devour.
Sounds Best When: Your angsty inner scene kid is begging for release
Download: The aggressive and defiant “Break Free”
Don’t take your kids to see “Machete Kills.” Seriously. The sheer amount of blood, gore and violence is enough to send any parents group into a frenzy. As an homage to the exploitation flicks of the past, Robert Rodriguez’s franchise follows an ex–Federale named Machete (Danny Trejo), who is out for justice and vengeance, usually with a bloody touch.
Penn students may not be able to enjoy “Runner Runner” for one reason: Richie Furst (Justin Timberlake), the protagonist, goes to Princeton.
Despite this particular unsavory detail, the movie proved to be a pleasant surprise.
After three years without new music, Tennessee–based rockers Kings of Leon have returned to the spotlight with their latest album, “Mechanical Bull.” Overall, the album disappoints more than it excites.