Tuesday, August 04, 2009

summer music...

I always love a good soundtrack. It's a good way of pretending you know what's hip & cool, by listening to the songs that other music-loving people pick.

And now, we have the soundtrack of Summer 2009. (500) Days of Summer*

The entire track-list is good. That is not an exaggeration. It is a rare thing to be able to say that. It's got some of my favorites (Regina Spektor, Feist, Simon & Garfunkel) and some new things. Two new ones I am loving are "Sweet Disposition" by The Temper Trap and "Here Comes Your Man" Meaghan Smith. And Zoey Deschanel sings on there too. Pretty great.**

So, you should probably go check it out. I am pretty sure I will be listening to it on repeat for the rest of August.

*Just to be clear, I am not necessarily recommending the movie here. I am still kind of undecided about it. Originally, I was pretty sure I didn't like it. And that's not because of the anti-romance ending (no, I didn't give anything away there, its in the preview). It was something else, their relationship or something. But it's inspired quite a lot of conversation. Which makes me think I might be starting to like it. Now I sort of want to see it again.

**I have been doing some serious music geeking, and have gone to another blog where Marc Webb (the music director) discusses all his music choices, both on the soundtrack, and just on the film. It's actually quite a funny little dialouge about cynicism, and tug-of-war between pop and indie music. If you are interested, take a read.


theRachel said...

I am also loving this soundtrack. The "Sweet Disposition" song is great. I really enjoyed the movie because it is different.

Case in point: I went to see it with a friend, and we had originally thought we would see The Ugly Truth (formulaic rom com). We decided on Days of Summer instead - so glad!

PS - I need to learn some lessons from you on how to make my blog look fancy. Yours is great!

ashleyalvina said...

i haven't seen it yet, but this is the second time in under 24 hours that i've heard about it. maybe it's a sign?

Lana Vug said...

Ok, after reading this I really want to check out this soundtrack, but I can't as I'm at work!

I'm super anticipating the night we will actually get together, listen to records, read and drink tea! Then we can discuss this soundtrack and I will have heard by then!