Wicker Park [Original Soundtrack]

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All Music Guide - Johnny Loftus
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 ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Johnny Loftus
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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/24/2004
  • Label: Lakeshore Records
  • UPC: 780163380422
  • Catalog Number: 33804
  • Sales rank: 70,350

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Maybe Tomorrow (4:33)
  2. 2 Everybody Is Someone - Lifehouse (4:22)
  3. 3 A Movie Script Ending (4:28)
  4. 4 How to Be Dead (3:23)
  5. 5 Lover's Spit (6:06)
  6. 6 Retour a Vega - The Stills (2:56)
  7. 7 Flowers in December (5:05)
  8. 8 When the Day Is Done - The Legends (2:27)
  9. 9 When I Goosestep (2:25)
  10. 10 Lightswitch - Jaime Wyatt (3:58)
  11. 11 These Days (3:32)
  12. 12 All I Do - +/- (2:35)
  13. 13 We Have a Map of the Piano - Múm (5:20)
  14. 14 Against All Odds (Take a Look at Me Now) (4:21)
  15. 15 Strange & Beautiful (I'll Put a Spell on You) (3:50)
  16. 16 I Know You Are But What Am I (5:17)
  17. 17 The Scientist (5:07)
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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
Jon Heintz Mastering
Skip Williamson Executive Producer
Kelly Jones Composer, Producer
Gary Lightbody Composer
Mark McClelland Composer
Will Champion Composer
Guy Berryman Composer
Jon 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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Customer Reviews

Average Rating 4.5
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  • Posted October 20, 2010

    Must have - Fantastic collection of music!

    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.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    My favorite soundtrack

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Pretty Good

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    One of the best sountracks I've ever bought.

    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.

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