Wicker Park [Original Soundtrack]

Wicker Park [Original Soundtrack]

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Wicker Park uses the explorative, plaintive, and chilly, yet ultimately quite accessible tones of indie rock and pop to soundtrack the cheekbones of Josh Hartnett. Like Zach Braff's Garden State and TV's dreamy/smart O.C., the film's music supervisors recognized the early aughts migration of public taste toward this

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Wicker Park uses the explorative, plaintive, and chilly, yet ultimately quite accessible tones of indie rock and pop to soundtrack the cheekbones of Josh Hartnett. Like Zach Braff's Garden State and TV's dreamy/smart O.C., the film's music supervisors recognized the early aughts migration of public taste toward this more intelligent sound, a trend driven at least in part by indie music's profile in the areas of downloading and advertising licensing. Wicker Park includes some of whom have become usual suspects -- the tasteful, decadent pop of Snow Patrol; Mazzy Star; the requisite Shins cameo. But it also goes a little deeper than you might expect, offering the slick yet brazenly honest "Light Switch" from up-and coming-songstress Jame Wyatt, quietly deliberate post-rock from Mogwai, and the fragile icicles of +/- and "All I Do." It was only a matter of time until the electro-organic whimsy of Múm's "We Have a Map of the Piano" ended up on a soundtrack, especially in the what's-cool-next climate of the mid-2000s. And, in the tradition of Seth Cohen, Wicker Park gives mad props to Death Cab for Cutie. There's an acoustic version of Photo Album's "A Movie Script Ending" here, as well as what feels like the comp's centerpiece, Postal Service's somewhat famous cover of Phil Collins' "Against All Odds [Take a Look at Me Now]." Combining kitsch factor, engagingly glitchy, liquidy programming, sensitive guy vocals, and the credentials of Dntel and Ben Gibbard, "Odds" might be indie music's penultimate signifier in the widescreen marketplace. Other highlights of the set include Broken Social Scene's druggy, explicit "Lover's Spit," a cutesy Mates of State cover of Jackson Browne's "These Days" (previously only available on 7"), and Concrete Blonde's Johnette Napolitano infusing Coldplay's maudlin "Scientist" with a dusky world-weariness.

Product Details

Release Date:
08/24/2004
Label:
Lakeshore Records
UPC:
0780163380422
catalogNumber:
33804
Rank:
81061

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Ron Aniello   Guitar,Keyboards
Jason Wade   Acoustic Guitar,Bass,Electric Guitar
Rick Woolstenhulme   Drums

Technical Credits

Jackson Browne   Composer
Phil Collins   Composer
David Charles   Composer
Ron Aniello   Composer,Producer,Engineer
David Roback   Composer
Ed Thacker   Engineer
Hope Sandoval   Composer
James Baluyut   Composer
Skip Williamson   Executive Producer
Kelly Jones   Composer,Producer
Gary Lightbody   Composer
Mark McClelland   Composer
Will Champion   Composer
Guy Berryman   Composer
Jonny Buckland   Composer
Jason Wade   Composer
Ben Gibbard   Composer
Broken Social Scene   Composer
C.F. Martin   Composer
Jonny Quinn   Composer
James Mercer   Composer
Kimberly Oliver   Composer
Gregory Butler   Composer
Nathan Connolly   Composer
Becca Leitman   Art Direction
Brian McNelis   Executive Producer
Jaime Wyatt   Composer

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4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
EdieJoy More than 1 year ago
I saw the movie, and I had to have the soundtrack! There isn't a single song on it that I don't love. I couldn't live without it. If you're a BtVS fan, you'll love it too. This is a package of songs the Scoobies would have listened to at the Bronze - it's the haunting, emotional style we all loved.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This soundtrack is absolutely wonderful. The postal service cover of "Against All Odds" is exceptionally great. The other songs are all just a great. The tracks that I really love are #1, #3, #4, and #10. My favorite song by far is "Strange and Beautiful", by Aqualung. That song is soooo awesome! It kind of reminds me of Coldplay or Keane. Definetely one of the best soundtracks ever made.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Well, I got this for the Lifehouse song, which is, needless to say, awesome. There are a few other good songs on here, but not many. This is worth buying if you are a Postal Service, Lifhouse, or Aqualung fan. I'm glad I bought it, although not all the songs are the best quality.
musicjunkie24 More than 1 year ago
I've been listening to this CD for years, and it's not getting old. I love love love every song, but #13 by Mum is especially awesome. This is the best movie soundtrack I have ever heard.