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  Garden State Soundtrack
Artist:  Various Artists
Label: Epic/Sony Music
Tracks: 13
Garden State's soundtrack is probably one of the few movie soundtracks that can stand on its own without one ever having to see the movie.  The movie is great and the soundtrack is even better.
Zach Braff's (you may recognize him from the TV show Scrubs) directorial debut has also marked his ability to chose music wisely. Within these thirteen tracks Braff has shown his creativity in building up his characters, as well as setting mood throughout his movie, not to mention the mood of the listener. He was able to hand pick each artist without pressure from his producers, which is almost unheard of in that line of work. This CD won't drag you down.  It has the opposite effect and has become a great 'life' soundtrack for many.
The various artists, in order, are:
    1. Coldplay - Don't Panic  (We live in a beautiful world...happy song!)
    2. The Shins - Caring is Creepy (A great band.  You'll want their CD)
    3. Zero 7 - In the Waiting Line
    4. The Shins - New Slang
    5. Colin Hay - I Just Don't Think I'll Get Over You
    6. Cary Brothers - Blue Eyes (a great love song)
    7. Remy Zero - Fair
    8. Nick Drake - One of These Things First (This song sounds like it is current when it
            was actually produced in the early 70's)
    9. Thievery Corporation - Lebanese Blonde (Another great song and you'll want more
            from this group)
    10. Simon and Garfunkel - The Only Living Boy in New York
    11. Iron and Wine - Such Great Heights
    12. Frou Frou - Let Go (You will want more of Frou Frou!)
    13. Bonnie Somerville - Winding Road
Give this CD a chance and then, maybe, rent the movie.
Leslie Bogar  4/4/2005



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