"Wish I Was Here (Music From the Motion Picture)" by Various Artists on iTunes

15 Songs

EDITORS’ NOTES

Anchored by The Shins' "New Slang," the soundtrack to Zach Braff's Garden State introduced winsome indie rock to a wider audience. Braff tops himself for the soundtrack to that film's follow-up, Wish I Was Here. He recruited the dormant Shins to pen a new original song, the soaring, characteristically catchy "So Now What." Equally impressive is the unprecedented pairing of Cat Power and Coldplay on the title track, a melancholy piano ballad that recalls Randy Newman's ability to capture a film's essence with a single song. As with Garden State's track list, some of the highlights here are from smaller names, such as "The Mute" by Radical Face and "Mexico" by folk-pop troupe Jump Little Children. Then again, "Heavenly Father," a new original tune from the ethereal crooner Bon Iver, is pretty cool too.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Anchored by The Shins' "New Slang," the soundtrack to Zach Braff's Garden State introduced winsome indie rock to a wider audience. Braff tops himself for the soundtrack to that film's follow-up, Wish I Was Here. He recruited the dormant Shins to pen a new original song, the soaring, characteristically catchy "So Now What." Equally impressive is the unprecedented pairing of Cat Power and Coldplay on the title track, a melancholy piano ballad that recalls Randy Newman's ability to capture a film's essence with a single song. As with Garden State's track list, some of the highlights here are from smaller names, such as "The Mute" by Radical Face and "Mexico" by folk-pop troupe Jump Little Children. Then again, "Heavenly Father," a new original tune from the ethereal crooner Bon Iver, is pretty cool too.

TITLE TIME PRICE
3:37 $1.29
2:37 Album Only
3:54 Album Only
4:00 $1.29
5:35 Album Only
5:36 Album Only
4:33 Album Only
3:10 $1.29
3:33 Album Only
4:09 $1.29
3:18 Album Only
4:03 $1.29
2:00 Album Only
3:21 Album Only
3:00 Album Only

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5

115 Ratings

Backing was worth it

Ben4mn,

I absolutely adored Garden State, and this blew me away even more. Backing this movie was a wonderful decision! The soundtrack is a beautiful blend of emotions and feelings.

Fantastic Film, fantastic soundtrack

Mrlouisv808,

Zach Braff has delivered once again and I couldn't be happier. This collection of songs make up the audio mural that is the movie Wish I Was Here.

Listeners Also Bought