Sunday, August 13, 2006

Special Sauce Soundtracks, Vol. 2

After posting the first slew of Special Sauce Soundtracks I realized that I left out a few movies that have exceptional soundtracks. I was debting whether or not I should even mention them, however it's fairly obvious that I came to the conclusion that these soundtracks were worthy enough to validate a post. Anyway, here they are, Special Sauce Soundtracks, Vol. 2

Cruel Intentions - In my opinion, this movie isn't the greatest, but it's entertaining, which means that it's better than most of the drivel Hollywood tends to put out these days. The movie itself is just evil, rich kids manipulating each other, lots of sex, and a coked up Sarah Michelle Gellar as the puppetmaster, you really can't ask for much more, other than an awesome soundtrack, which this movie has.
Blur - Coffee & TV / Placebo - Every You, Every Me / Counting Crows - Colorblind / The Verve - Bittersweet Symphony
Clueless - I don't care who you are, you like this movie. it's okay, you don't have to be ashamed to admit it. It's funny and there's nothing wrong with that. And it features a pre-eating disorder Brittany Murphy. Oh, and it's got a killer soundtrack.
Radiohead - Fake Plastic Trees / The Muffs - Kids In America
Office Space - Possibly one of the funniest movies ever made. if you haven't seen it, go rent it, it's worth it. But is the soundtrack really that great? Well, when a movie features a supporting character named Michael Bolton who loves gangsta rap, the soundtrack is awesome by default.
Geto Boys - Damn It Feels Good to be a Gangsta
American Psycho - Don't get me wrong, the book is infinitely better than the film, however the film is awesome in it's own right. If you haven't seen it (or read the book), it's about a wealthy yuppie (played by a very convincing Christian Bale), who does a lot of coke and murders people in a very brutal fashion. As for the soundtrack, it consists of Christian Bale's character, Patrick Bateman's personal collection. And anyone who plays Huey Lewis and the News while hacking away at Jared Leto with an axe is cool in my book.
Robert Palmer - Simply Irresistable
All of Wes Anderson's movies - I love all of Wes Anderson's movies and they are always full of top notch songs, so instead of picking just one of his movies I decided to lump them all together and give you a little sampling. Enjoy.
David Bowie - Queen Bitch / Seu Jorge - Life on Mars / Elliot Smith - Needle in the Hay / Sigur Ros - Staralfur / The Beatles - Hey Jude

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