Music from the O.C.: Mix 5

( 1 )

Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Bill Pearis
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...
See more details below
CD
$8.65
BN.com price
(Save 38%)$13.99 List Price
Other sellers (CD)
  • All (13) from $1.99   
  • New (4) from $2.70   
  • Used (9) from $1.99   

Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Bill Pearis
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.
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.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/8/2005
  • Label: Warner Bros / Wea
  • UPC: 093624944324
  • Catalog Number: 49443
  • Sales rank: 72,093

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Rock & Roll Queen - The Subways (2:49)
  2. 2 Reason Is Treason - Kasabian (4:35)
  3. 3 Wish I Was Dead, Pt. 2 - Shout Out Louds (4:36)
  4. 4 Daft Punk Is Playing at My House - LCD Soundsystem (5:15)
  5. 5 Publish My Love - Rogue Wave (3:44)
  6. 6 Forever Young - Youth Group (4:30)
  7. 7 A Requiem for O.M.M. - Of Montreal (2:19)
  8. 8 Kids with Guns - Gorillaz (3:46)
  9. 9 Na Na Na Na Naah - Kaiser Chiefs (2:59)
  10. 10 Your Ex-Lover Is Dead - Stars (4:16)
  11. 11 California 2005 - Phantom Planet (3:35)
  12. 12 Hide and Seek - Imogen Heap (4:27)
Read More Show Less

Album Credits

Technical Credits
Al 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
Pat Kraus Mastering
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
Andy Olyphant Mastering
The Subways Composer
Billy Lunn Composer
Adam Olenius Composer
Josh Schwartz Executive Producer
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Average Rating 5
( 1 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(1)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
Sort by: Showing 1 Customer Reviews
  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    I Heart the O.C.

    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

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
Sort by: Showing 1 Customer Reviews