13 Songs, 52 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

The song choices in Garden State are gentle, intimate, and charming—perfect for a story about depression morphing into romance. The Shins’ “New Slang” is a reference on the soundtrack and within the movie, where it’s used as a symbol for a certain comforting sadness. This mood finds its origins in selections by Nick Drake and Simon & Garfunkel, and connects them to their contemporary corollaries in Iron & Wine and Remy Zero. Even as the tracklist tilts into atmospheric electronica by Thievery Corporation and Zero 7, the vibe remains brooding and gorgeous.

EDITORS’ NOTES

The song choices in Garden State are gentle, intimate, and charming—perfect for a story about depression morphing into romance. The Shins’ “New Slang” is a reference on the soundtrack and within the movie, where it’s used as a symbol for a certain comforting sadness. This mood finds its origins in selections by Nick Drake and Simon & Garfunkel, and connects them to their contemporary corollaries in Iron & Wine and Remy Zero. Even as the tracklist tilts into atmospheric electronica by Thievery Corporation and Zero 7, the vibe remains brooding and gorgeous.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
29 Ratings
29 Ratings
djmoses ,

Best part of the movie...

...which included Natalie Portman, so it's saying a lot! Actually, the movie was good, but the soundtrack seemed to make those slow-going moments more bearable. Songs are ambient, and poignant. Awesome tracks by Coldplay, Zero 7 (Can't get enough of this one which also appeared on an episode of "House"), and The Shins. If you're looking to build your knowledge of top 40 chart hits, leave this one alone. If you just want to put on one CD and listen straight through, it's the best $9.99 you've spent on a compilation this year.

born_to_run ,

Best movie soundtrack ever!

This is an amazing soundtrack by Zach Braff that anyone can enjoy whether they have seen the movie or not. Garden State is a great movie though, so I suggest you check it out if you haven't seen it! This soundtrack introduced me to the Shins, who I'd heard of but never listened to their music. Turns out I love them, especially the song New Slang which WILL change your life (wink wink). Really all the songs are easy to listen to, but some of my other favourites are Don't Panic, In the Waiting Line, Blue Eyes, Let Go, and Winding Road. Hope you enjoy this gem of a soundtrack as much as I did!

RoyaleWithCheese88 ,

Essential album to own

Can't say enough good things about this album, it's an instant favourite, it transcends a lot of musical tastes.

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