Garden State (Music from the Motion Picture)
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||Don't Panic||Coldplay||2:16||Album Only||View In iTunes|
||Caring Is Creepy||The Shins||3:19||Album Only||View In iTunes|
||In the Waiting Line||Zero 7||4:31||Album Only||View In iTunes|
||New Slang||The Shins||3:49||Album Only||View In iTunes|
||I Just Don't Think I'll Ever Get Over You||Colin Hay||5:17||Album Only||View In iTunes|
||Blue Eyes||Cary Brothers||4:17||Album Only||View In iTunes|
||Fair||Remy Zero||3:53||Album Only||View In iTunes|
||One of These Things First||Nick Drake||4:48||Album Only||View In iTunes|
||Lebanese Blonde||Thievery Corporation||4:46||Album Only||View In iTunes|
||The Only Living Boy In New York||Simon & Garfunkel||3:57||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Such Great Heights||Iron & Wine||4:10||Album Only||View In iTunes|
||Let Go||Frou Frou||4:11||Album Only||View In iTunes|
||Winding Road||Bonnie Somerville||3:27||Album Only||View In iTunes|
Brilliant - One of the greatest soundtracks around.
Of course, I'm not old enough to see the movie, but I found the music excellent and good to put on if your pretty much just relaxing. 'Garden State' starts out with 'Don't Panic' (Coldplay) a very catchy song, and judging by the length of the song, it's a very apt opener. 'Caring Is Creepy' (The Shins) features some less than perfect vocal work from James Mercer, but the staticed instrumental is very pleasant. 'In the Waiting Line' (Zero 7) is an electronic song, but I wouldn't usually say this would belong on this kind of soundtrack, but it actually works here. (Same goes for Let Go by Frou Frou). Both songs are brilliant as far as electronic music goes, but it's just alright in comparison to the other songs. 'New Slang' (The Shins) is definetely the best song on here, also being one of my favorites. It's simple music, with a simple four chord acoustic instrumental with subtle vocals. Beautiful song. 'I Just Dont Think...' (Colin Hay) is an enjoyale acoustic song, Colin Hay certainly has an interesting voice, but he can't hit high notes without making a strange yet unique sound in his voice. 'Blue Eyes' (Cary Brothers) is a beautiful love song about someone he only refers to as Blue Eyes. The singer has a beautiful voice, and it is complemented bu the simple instrumental. Trackes 7-9 are slow points in the album. The songs are decent but Remy Zero's 'Fair' has a repetitive instrumental at points and Nick Drake's 'One of These Things First' has really odd lyrics; plus Drake's voice is a little to soft on this song and Thievery Corporation's 'Lebanese Blonde' is kind of a fun song, but falls short of anything awesome. The album picks back up with Simon & Garfunkel's 'The Only Living Boy In New York' one of the greatest songs on here; it has a few beautiful parts, when the singers sing in harmonies for example. 'Such Great Heights' is an overrated song; Iron & Wine has much better (See 'Jezebel' and 'Love and Some Verses'); the lead singer's whisper vocals gets boring after a while. The album ends with the great 'Winding Road'; Bonnie Somerville has a beautiful voice, almost sounds like a country musicians'. All in all, don't go with the cliche 'This album changed my life'. For me it may slightly have, but the way some people talk about this album is a little untrue. Still, this is a brilliant album.
Probably one of the best movie soundtracks ever.
A great collection of songs, particularly if you love singer/songwriters or anything indie. Cary Brothers' Blue Eyes is a favorite, as are the Shins songs; Frou Frou and Zero 7's songs round out the collection with a soft euro-electronic feel. Good Sunday morning music; very relaxing. Would highly recommend.
Great album, but missing these songs!
Normally i don't write reviews, and this is not so much of a review either. This is a great movie, and the only soundtrack i've ever liked, but the first time hearing it i noticed there were multiple tracks missing. Some of the best tracks in the movie in my opinion. So, here they are. (In order as first seen in movie i believe) Chad Fischer - GS Motorcycle Ride Alexi Murdoch - Orange Sky Chad Fischer - GS Pool Scene GS Motorcycle Ride is the motorcycle ride with sam, after they leave the hospital. Orange sky is played while in sams bedroom and in her pet cemetery. GS Pool Scene is the pool scene music. Alexi Murdoch's music can be found on itunes, and his album(s) are WELL worth owning. Best artist on the album in my opinion. As for Chad Fischer's, the two songs above of his are "unreleased" to my knowledge. They can however, be downloaded currently from his myspace page! Well worth it! Hope this helps anyone in search of this music, i looked for ages for it assuming it would never be found, then i stumbled upon his myspace page and there it was, free! (Thanks Chad :)