The Ultimate Playlist of Noise uses sound design in a really interesting way. What the film achieves with sound is pleasing and visually feel good too. It's one of the most brilliant aspects of the film Keean Johnson gives a strong and believable performance as Marcus and while the plot occasionally slows to a snail's pace, his interest in experiencing the sounds of the world during his "Going away party" for his ears keeps things fresh. There is so much more to life than the small corners of existence we live in and this film paints that reality with both tremendous empathy and a bluntness that lesser writers and directors would avoid. With fine performances from all actors and some beautiful cinematography and sound mixing, "The Ultimate Playlist of Noise" has a lot of good reasons to watch it and a comforting overall message. But with a plot that draws instant comparisons to similar stories that are more memorable like the sound of Metal, it's destined to be forgotten. Anyways, it's a heartwarming choice if you're looking for a new release to get your emotions going.