A Running List of Songs That Make My Ears Bleed

I present to you a list of highly overrated songs that can instantly change my mood for the worse. This list is in no particular order, because they’re all terrible:

Pharrell – Happy

Meghan Trainer – All About That Bass

Lukas Graham – 7 years

Selena Gomez – Kill ‘Em With Kindness

Maroon 5 – Moves Like Jagger

Twenty-One Pilots – Heathens

Demi Lovato – Confident

Kelsea Ballerini – Peter Pan

The Weeknd – Starboy

Taylor Swift – Look What You Made Me Do

 

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Best Black Mirror Episodes

In light of Black Mirror releasing Season 4 last week, I decided to make my own list the best Black Mirror episodes from Seasons 1 through 3:

  1. Nosedive (Season 3, Episode 2)
    This episode STRESSES me out. I love how they explore a potential way social media can evolve and take on a bigger, all-encompassing role in our lives – where your social status is dependent on how others rate you after each interaction.
  2. San Junipero (Season 3, Episode 4)
    Black Mirror's San Junipero depicted as an arcade game
    I watch this Emmy award winning episode every time I’m feeling down. A++ for the queer-positive happy ending.
  3. The Entire History of You (Season 1, Episode 3)
    Taking the concept of “receipts” to a whole new level, all while portraying how obsessing over what happened the past can lead to your present life spiraling out of control.
  4. White Bear (Season 2, Episode 2)Black Mirror's White Bear logo on TV
    This is the first Black Mirror episode I watched, so this episode holds a special place in my heart. It’s a wild ride from start to finish.
  5. White Christmas (Season 2, Episode 4)
    • Amazing concepts that I hope will become a reality:
      • The ability to block and mute people in real time
      • Facial recognition
      • Basically Sims in real life – the ability to control your life, as a copy of you has been transferred into code and stored in a “cookie”/widget
        • Fast forwarding time
        • Controlling environment to satisfy “real you”
      • Appointments projected onto wall and read aloud, basically a calendar on steroids
  6. Hated in the Nation (Season 3, Episode 6)
    #savethebees please
  7. Playtest (Season 3, Episode 2)
    Takes on the concept of VR – v trippy/intense
  8. Be Right Back (Season 2, Episode 1)
    Martha getting it on with her deceased, expandable water toy “significant other”
    made me feel a little uncomfortable…but interesting idea nonetheless.
  9. Men Against Fire (Season 3, Episode 5)
    A little upsetting, as the soldier is brainwashed to view his “enemies” as something they’re not to make the killings justifiable.
  10. Fifteen Million Merits (Season 1, Episode 2)
    Kind of a yawn fest…
  11. The National Anthem (Season 1, Episode 1)
    Disturbing and disgusting. no nO NO.
  12. The Waldo Moment (Season 2, Episode 3)
    Reminded me of the 2016 election…hits home a little too hard.
  13. Shut Up and Dance ( Season 3, Episode 3)
    I didn’t even want to watch this one, because the title sounded stupid. Sure enough, it was kind of stupid.

 

Top 100 Albums/Eps

topsters2 (1).pngComing out of my hiatus (again) to present to y’all my top 100 favorite albums/EPs of all time. This took me about a week to complete, as I had to carefully reflect back on the specific time when each and every album featured on this list has impacted me the most. The order is subject to change (and I’m sure I’m leaving some albums off), but here’s it is:

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