Rolling Stone of all places “gets it”. In our opinion, so many media folks don’t understand the appeal, or only get it in the most cursory of ways. Check out what Rolling Stone had to say:
“It’s a shame John Hughes didn’t live to hear the New Moon soundtrack — it’s a Pretty in Pink for our vampire-crazed times. Indeed, if Hughes were making a Breakfast Club 2010, Molly Ringwald’s detention buddies would have to include a vampire, a zombie, a werewolf and whatever Judd Nelson was. As any goth girl can tell you, undead dudes are way cooler than the flesh-and-blood kind.
The genius of the Twilight saga is the way it celebrates the passion of the all-American fang hag, with Robert Pattinson as the perfect plasma-slurping pinup boy: He’s hot, he’s sexy, and he’s undead. So New Moon is a movie soundtrack, but it’s also a concept album about the bond between teenage girls and their imaginary bloodsucker boyfriends.”