In 2012, the Wallflowers reunited to release their sixth studio album, Glad All Over. Few bands exhibit the robust and bittersweet sounds of Americana better than The Wallflowers.
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Angel On My Bike (Side B) 5. In the years since Bringing Down the Horse, the group has released four albums: (Breach) (2000), Red Letter Days (2002), Rebel, Sweetheart (2005), and Glad All Over (2012).
Although Dylan, the lone constant member, has never matched the commercial success of his sophomore LP, he remains a respected figure with two solo albums to his credit. 2012's The Perks of Being a Wallflower features a feel-good soundtrack and a storyline about hope in a time of uncertainty.
The 2012 coming-of-age drama was a critical and commercial success upon its release, and the collective music continues to introduce viewers to playlist-worthy artists. In fact, even a key sequence in The Perks of Being a Wallflower involves the protagonists discovering a '70s classic by David Bowie.
The Perks of Being a Wallflower stars Logan German as Charlie Kelmeckis, a shy 9th grader who struggles to make new friends while dealing with clinical depression. At school, two “wallflowers” named Sam (Emma Watson) and Patrick (Ezra Miller) befriend Charlie, resulting in numerous shared experiences throughout the year.
However, a final act revelation shows that the young wallflower still has much to process about his childhood years. Based on Stephen Chomsky's eponymous 1999 novel, The Perks of Being a Wallflower co-stars Paul Rudd, Nina Dob rev, and Nicholas Braun, along with numerous familiar faces from film and television.
Continue scrolling to keep readingClick the button below to start this article in quick view. Full of uplifting party hits and even a few moody tracks from the '80s, The Perks of Being a Wallflower soundtrack is indeed time specific.
The Perks of Being a Wallflower kicks off with the tone-setters “Could It Be Another Change,” “Asleep,” and “Teen Age Riot.” As Charlie figuratively awakens and becomes more social, “Come On Eileen” plays over a school dance sequence in which he grooves with Sam and Patrick.
And when Charlie eats a brownie laced with marijuana, “Low” scores the moment. When the focal crew road trips, they all freak out when discovering “Heroes,” a track that plays while Sam spreads her arms out and takes in the experience.
Later, the '80s hip-hop jam “Bust a Move” is used to get a party going, and the punk song “Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)” sets in when Charlie plans his Secret Santa gift for Sam. Once Charlie begins to a regret a relationship with Mary Elizabeth (Mae Whitman), “Pretend We're Dead” underscores his inner monologue.
Following an anonymous tip, police enter a mansion in Rancho Santa Fe, an exclusive suburb of San Diego, California, and discover 39 victims of a mass suicide. In a ceremony at the White House, Egyptian President Anwar Sadat and Israeli Prime Minister Menace Begin sign a historic peace agreement, ending three decades of hostilities between Egypt and Israel and establishing diplomatic and commercial ties.