Friends with Benefits

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All Music Guide - James Christopher Monger
The soundtrack for the romantic comedy Friends with Benefits, starring Justin Timberlake and Mila Kunis, features a mostly winning mix of sunny indie pop, rainy day, diary-writing balladry, and retro-dance jams (Kriss Kross!). Opening with a totally unnecessary remix of Steppenwolf's "Magic Carpet Ride" (simply adding a Madchester-inspired house beat does not equal forward-thinking), the collection makes for a fairly solid listen, cruising along with the slacker, white boy hip/hop of G. Love and Special Sauce's "Booty Call," an earnest, folksy take on the Cure classic "Boys Don't Cry" by former Grant Lee Buffalo frontman Grant Lee Phillips, R&B futurist ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - James Christopher Monger
The soundtrack for the romantic comedy Friends with Benefits, starring Justin Timberlake and Mila Kunis, features a mostly winning mix of sunny indie pop, rainy day, diary-writing balladry, and retro-dance jams (Kriss Kross!). Opening with a totally unnecessary remix of Steppenwolf's "Magic Carpet Ride" (simply adding a Madchester-inspired house beat does not equal forward-thinking), the collection makes for a fairly solid listen, cruising along with the slacker, white boy hip/hop of G. Love and Special Sauce's "Booty Call," an earnest, folksy take on the Cure classic "Boys Don't Cry" by former Grant Lee Buffalo frontman Grant Lee Phillips, R&B futurist Janelle Monae's impossibly catchy "Tightrope," and a custom cover of OK Go's "This Too Shall Pass" by Oakland-based indie rockers Rogue Wave, before closing predictably, yet appropriately with Semisonic's "Closing Time."
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/12/2011
  • Label: Madison Gate Records
  • UPC: 043396348226
  • Catalog Number: 34822
  • Sales rank: 13,458

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Magic Carpet Ride - Steppenwolf (3:29)
  2. 2 L.O.V. - Fitz & the Tantrums (3:41)
  3. 3 Booty Call - G. Love & Special Sauce (3:28)
  4. 4 New York, New York - Ultra Love (2:20)
  5. 5 Boys Don't Cry - Grant Lee Phillips (3:47)
  6. 6 Such A Colorful World - Max & Simon (2:14)
  7. 7 Satellite - Peter Conway (3:45)
  8. 8 Let A Woman Be A Woman (And A Man Be A Man) - Dyke & the Blazers (3:12)
  9. 9 At The Window - Double "O" Zeros (3:50)
  10. 10 Love's Gonna Getcha - Tal & Acacia (3:05)
  11. 11 Jump - Kris Kross (3:17)
  12. 12 This Too Shall Pass - Rogue Wave (6:31)
  13. 13 Tightrope - Janelle MonĂ¡e (4:25)
  14. 14 Take A Bow - Greg Laswell (3:59)
  15. 15 Closing Time - Semisonic (4:34)
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Album Credits

Technical Credits
Patricia Sullivan Fourstar Mastering
Elizabeth Prochnow Art Direction
Will Gluck Soundtrack Executive Producer
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