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Music from the O.C.: Mix 5
     

Music from the O.C.: Mix 5

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The scandalous drama The O.C. has become known as much for its taste-making music choices as for its snappy dialogue. The OC: Mix 5 is quite possibly the best yet, featuring a great lineup of friendly indie rock you may remember as the soundtrack to punch-ups, lesbian kisses, dirty double-crosses, and other soapy plotlines. If the names are less

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The scandalous drama The O.C. has become known as much for its taste-making music choices as for its snappy dialogue. The OC: Mix 5 is quite possibly the best yet, featuring a great lineup of friendly indie rock you may remember as the soundtrack to punch-ups, lesbian kisses, dirty double-crosses, and other soapy plotlines. If the names are less recognizable this time out -- no Beck, Killers, or Modest Mouse -- there are also no clunkers. For the party, you get LCD Soundsystem's raucous and funky "Daft Punk Is Playing at My House," the instantly infectious "Na Na Na Na Naa" by Brit band Kaiser Chiefs, and Kasabian's driving "Reason Is Treason." If you're looking to chill poolside, there's Stars' lush "Your Ex-Lover Is Dead," Imogen Heap's unsettlingly beautiful "Hide and Seek," and Phantom Planet's downbeat reworking of The O.C.'s theme song, "California." There's also the requisite cover (Youth Group's emo-ish take on Alphaville's new wave ballad "Forever Young"), and newcomers the Subways introduce themselves with their amps-to-11 single "Rock & Roll Queen." The O.C. may not be the must-see television it once was, but there is no doubt that the folks in the show's music department are still at the top of their game.

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Heather Phares
While season three of The O.C. may not have quite the impact of the show's earlier episodes, the series' musical compilations keep getting better and sharper. The O.C. Mix 5 may be the most eclectic and distinctive collection of music associated with the show yet, and as its yearbook-like artwork suggests, it also works well as a time capsule of alternative rock trends from the mid-2000s. Reflecting the influx of British bands fusing post-punk, new wave, and Britpop, the collection includes the Primal Scream-isms of Kasabian's "Reason Is Treason," and the Kaiser Chiefs' supremely snotty "Na Na Na Na Naaah" is the band at its Blur-meets-Menswear-iest. There's more of an emphasis on straight-up indie pop on this collection too, with the Shout Out Louds' "Wish I Was Dead, Pt. 2," Rogue Wave's "Publish My Love," and Of Montreal's "Requiem for O.M.M" among the standout tracks. Meanwhile, LCD Soundsystem's electro-rock workout "Daft Punk Is Playing at My House" provides a brash contrast to all of that sweetness and light. Not all of the soundtrack spends its time chasing trends, however: the Youth Group's cover of "Forever Young" fits into the atmospheric, bittersweet sound that used to be the quintessential "O.C. sound," while Phantom Planet's "California 2005" is an acoustic version of the series' and band's definitive song. Fellow O.C. soundtrack alumni Imogen Heap returns and closes the album with the breathtakingly lovely "Hide and Seek," which ranks among the most beautiful songs these compilations have showcased. Though the album makes some strange omissions, leaving off songs by Beck, Bloc Party, Coldplay, and M.I.A. that all played prominent roles on various episodes, and focusing on less obvious choices, The O.C. Mix 5 comes pretty close to the handmade intimacy of a mixtape or playlist.

Product Details

Release Date:
11/08/2005
Label:
Warner Bros / Wea
UPC:
0093624944324
catalogNumber:
49443

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Technical Credits

Jolson   Composer
Ian Broudie   Producer
Buddy DeSylva   Composer
Marian Gold   Composer
Bernhard Lloyd   Composer
Frank Mertens   Composer
Stephen Street   Producer
Joseph Meyer   Composer
Tom Whalley   Executive Producer
McG   Executive Producer
Imogen Heap   Composer,Producer
Jason Cox   Producer
Alexandra Patsavas   Executive Producer
Jason Schwartzman   Composer
Alex Greenwald   Composer
Chris Walla   Producer
Gorillaz   Composer,Producer
Bill Racine   Producer
James Dring   Producer
Tom McFall   Producer
James Murphy   Composer
Zach Rogue   Producer
Ellen Wakayama   Art Direction
Sergio Pizzorno   Composer
Christopher Karloff   Composer
Lori Feldman   Executive Producer
Stephanie Savage   Executive Producer
Subways   Composer
Billy Lunn   Composer
Adam Olenius   Composer
Josh Schwartz   Executive Producer

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Music from the O.C.: Mix 5 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I absolutly love The O.C. and this mix is the best of all... its soo good it makes me cry . It includes the best song from the last episode!!! i can not wait until mnore of these mixes come out