Juno (Music from the Motion Picture)
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||All I Want Is You||Barry Louis Polisar||2:37||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||My Rollercoaster (Juno Film Version)||Kimya Dawson||0:53||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||A Well Respected Man||The Kinks||2:41||Album Only||View In iTunes|
||Dearest||Buddy Holly||1:53||Album Only||View In iTunes|
||Up the Spout||Mateo Messina||0:54||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Tire Swing||Kimya Dawson||3:07||Album Only||View In iTunes|
||Piazza, New York Catcher||Belle and Sebastian||3:01||Album Only||View In iTunes|
||Loose Lips||Kimya Dawson||2:23||Album Only||View In iTunes|
||Superstar||Sonic Youth||4:08||Album Only||View In iTunes|
||Sleep (Instrumental)||Kimya Dawson||0:52||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Expectations (Remastered)||Belle and Sebastian||3:35||Album Only||View In iTunes|
||All the Young Dudes||Mott the Hoople||3:35||Album Only||View In iTunes|
||So Nice So Smart||Kimya Dawson||2:45||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||Sea of Love (Remastered)||Cat Power||2:22||Album Only||View In iTunes|
||Tree Hugger||Kimya Dawson & Antsy Pants||3:14||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||I'm Stickng With You||The Velvet Underground||2:27||Album Only||View In iTunes|
||Anyone Else But You||The Moldy Peaches||2:59||Album Only||View In iTunes|
||Vampire||Antsy Pants||1:20||Album Only||View In iTunes|
||Anyone Else But You||Michael Cera & Ellen Page||1:56||$1.29||View In iTunes|
Director Jason Reitman’s film about a young couple’s unexpected pregnancy provides a soundtrack that primarily reflects a childlike sense of wonder. Kimya Dawson appears solo, with her old group, the Moldy Peaches, and her side project Antsy Pants. Her contributions, regardless of name, reflect the open-eyed whimsy that Dawson applies to all her work. (“Tire Swing,” for example, features a whistling solo.) Several short instrumentals from Dawson provide the film’s incidental music, while children’s music singer Barry Louis Polisar adds a harmonica-driven folk-tune “All I Want Is You” and 1960s legends the Velvet Underground are represented by the Maureen Tucker sung lullaby “I’m Sticking With You.” Rounding out the soundtrack are an odd assortment of classic rockers, from Buddy Holly’s obscure “Dearest” to the more obvious Kinks tune “A Well Respected Man” and Mott the Hoople’s David Bowie-penned “All the Young Dudes.” Cat Power’s dour take on Phil Phillips’ “Sea of Love” is matched by Sonic Youth’s dark, whispered interpretation of the Carpenters’ “Superstar,” that once appeared on a tribute to the ‘70s duo.
Juno itself is filled with so much more then anyone could ever expect. Not your average teenager getting pregnant film let me tell you. And the Soundtrack--which oldly enough was almost all already part of my itunes library before even seeing the film--adds the final coat of beauty amongst an already spectacular creation. Finally music that may not be main stream critique can shine in all its glory. A definite must see--must buy
Most Coherent Soundtrack In Years
When I saw the movie in New York, I would have sworn to you that the entire soundtrack, from top to bottom, was an original score. Every piece in the movie is so coherent, and fits so perfectly, that I was shocked to discover the variety of performers whose songs went into this movie. From the Velvet Underground to Polistar, every song blends effortlessly into the plot, as though each piece were composed specifically for this movie. I really commend whoever combined such an eclectic mixture of songs into such a balanced and altogether stunning soundtrack. This is hands-down the best soundtrack I've heard in years. It really turned Juno from an independent, hilarious movie into some of the greatest cinema of this decade.
I can't stop listening to this album
This is by far one of the best movie soundtracks I have ever heard. It has some great classic artists: the Kinks, Buddy Holly, Mott the Hoople, and the Carpenters covered by Sonic Youth. Michael Cera and Ellen Page did a wonderful job with "Anyone Else But You"; my personal favorite. I had never heard of Kimya Dawson before this album, but she grew on me quickly with her lighthearted and silly songs. Do yourself a favor and buy this album. You won't regret it.