12 July 2006

Garden State

Garden State is a mediocre film with an amazing soundtrack. My recollection of the characters, storyline and other blah blah is a bit hazy at this point (other than to recall that it came off a bit contrived and over-eager) but the music is such a lovely auditory trip that I've yet to grow bored with it. The sequence of songs is quite good - like your favorite college radio dj who had a great ear for segueing one song into the next - creating a unique story and tone and leaving you wanting another ride on the emotional rollercoaster. There are lots of gems here, no real weak spots, and some great surprises. Personal faves include:

The song everyone loves to love: Thievery Corporation, "Lebanese Blonde"
The song that you want to dance to but the beat isn't quite there: The Shins, "Caring is Creepy"
The song with incredibly sexy singing: Zero 7, "In the Waiting Line"
The song that is so heartbreaking you can't believe it was written by the vegemite sandwich guy: Colin Hay, "I Just Don't think I'll Ever Get Over You"

"Without you here, there is less to say..."

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