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Jennifer's Body

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Just as Jennifer's Body puts a twist on teen horror movies, its soundtrack also has a slightly different spin, mixing indie with the more expected punk, emo, and metal. The Black Kids' "I'm Not Gonna Teach Your Boyfriend How to Dance with You" and Silversun Pickups' "Little Lover's So Polite" get tossed in with Screeching Weasel's "I Can See Clearly," Panic! At the Disco's "New Perspective" and the Sword's "Celestial Crown," and while it may not make for the most cohesive listening, it's pretty entertaining. Meanwhile, the prominence of songs by female artists like Florence and the Machine's "Kiss with a Fist," Little Boots' "New in Town" underscore's the movie's underlying girl power theme. Since Jennifer's Body is released by Fueled by Ramen Records, it's no surprise that a large chunk of the label's roster appears here; standouts include "Teenagers" by Paramore's Hayley Williams, which finds her singing a surprisingly low vocal melody, and Cobra Starship's "Chew Me Up and Spit Me Out," a typically hyper-catchy track from the band. The soundtrack wouldn't be complete without "Through the Trees," the Killers-esque ballad by Low Shoulder, the movie's Satanic indie rock band that create's the film's boy-munching demon with an improper sacrifice.

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