The latest movie in the Twilight saga -- that plot-less melodramatic of shirtless, suicidal, gothic creatures and the bland teen girl they very well could destroy if ever she were to make them angry (I'm totally serious. Have you read these books?) -- was released at midnight. And, you've probably caught on, we can think of a lot of other vampire movies we'd rather see for the umpteenth time than "Eclipse."
There is one nice thing I can think to say about the Twilight saga: Its movie soundtracks are incongruently solid, featuring music by such indie darlings as Beck, Vampire Weekend, current Jack White project The Dead Weather, The Black Keys and Band of Horses.
But Reporter Mike Danahey and I have done you one better. Oh, yes. We've made a vampire/werewolf/love triangle-themed playlist that has no shameful Twilight connection. That's right.
So without further ago... for your Twilight-free listening enjoyment...
Go on, Twihards -- defend Twilight. And let us know what tracks we missed.
-- Emily McFarlan, Staff Writer