In this age of Autotune, where every other song is about dancing at a club, having unprotected sex, or drinking copious amounts of alcohol - or even all three - The Pretty Reckless are downright refreshing. At first, I couldn't believe that one of the lead actresses in Gossip Girl, Taylor Momsen, could lead a full-out grunge band. But I sucked it up, and I've ended up loving their music. A lot. On "Make Me Wanna Die", from the soundtrack to the exceptional film Kick-A**, as well as their album Light Me Up, the band starts with a reverse keyboard riff, then adds screeching guitars and a thrilling synthesized backbeat. And just a few seconds later, Taylor starts singing, and she does so extremely well, with a voice that echoes Courtney Love, Fiona Apple, Alanis Morissette, Janis Joplin and Joan Jett - all at the same time. The dark lyrics and hard-hitting production create an amazing single that would shoot up the charts in a perfect Ke$ha/Katy Perry/Britney Spears-free world. It already did in the UK, but no matter. It's just that The Pretty Reckless are one of the most amazing bands to come in quite some time. However, "Make Me Wanna Die" is a pretty iffy choice for most younger teens. It's at the receiving end of a destructive relationship, and the title gives away all you need to know about that. Overall, well, I don't have much else to say other than the fact that this song and album are the best to come along in years. Give this one a listen!