2016 Best Soundtrack Winner

American Honey

At the end of the day what I had to ask myself here was “which of these movies could I not imagine existing without music” and the answer I came to was American Honey.  This is actually a pretty strange choice because, frankly, I don’t actually like most of this music per se.  There are very few other contexts in which I ever want to listen to “No Type” by Rae Sremmurd for example, and yet when I see what it seems to mean to the wild kids in this movie the appeal of this kind of mumble rap starts to make a lot more sense.  If any movie was trying to make a point about the communal nature of listening to music this year it was definitely this one.

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