Thursday, August 22, 2013

The 11 Best Songs By White Lies

I don't think I've heard as much ire and disappointment as I've heard in Ben Affleck being chosen as the new Batman since Heath Ledger was chosen to be the Joker.  And we all know how badly that turned out.  I know fanboys love getting their feathers ruffled when a casting choice doesn't go perfectly in their mind but no matter who they chose to play Bruce Wayne, some fanboy somewhere would be lying on the ground flailing his legs with a complete meltdown like he was a six-year-old eating the last piece of chocolate in the house.  It's not just fanboys who get derailed by casting, wardrobe, screenplays, movie posters, or haircuts that they feel did not honor their impossible's everyone.  From disappointment in how the President drank a soda to outright frustration in how our teachers teach our children about shapes...we always think we could do it better than them.  But if anyone tells us how to do our jobs better, then they're idiots who don't know what the hell they're talking about.  The irony is the choices that people publicly dispute the most sometimes end up being the best choices.  I remember people hated the idea of Heath Ledger as The Joker.  That's role is now the standard that all villains are held to.  JJ Abrams' Star Trek was scoffed by many because he was not a Star Trek fan.  Star Trek Into Darkness was one of the best reviewed movies and favorite among audiences of the summer.  And let's not even get into how many studios turned down Sharknado.  Maybe we just need to realize that nothing will ever match the perfection that we conjure up in our minds.  Maybe we need leave our expectations behind and be more open to being entertained without pre-determining the result.

Here are the 11 Best Songs By White Lies:
  1. Farewell To The Fairground (To Lose My Life...)
  2. Strangers (Ritual)
  3. A Place To Hide (To Lose My Life...)
  4. Turn The Bells (Ritual)
  5. Bigger Than Us (Ritual)
  6. From The Stars (To Lose My Life...)
  7. To Lose My Life (To Lose My Life...)
  8. Is Love (Ritual)
  9. E.S.T. (To Lose My Life...)
  10. You Still Love Him (Unfinished Business)
  11. Streetlights (Ritual)
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