I was certainly among the target audience for this refreshing little indie soundtrack, which includes songs from some classic indie bands like Velvet Inderground, Belle and Sebastian, and Sonic Youth, as well as music acts I didn’t know about like Kimya Dawson, The Moldy Peaches, Antsy Pants, Mateo Messina, Barry Louis Polisar, … The songs flow very well, from one to another, which create this 45-minute-long smooth indie atmosphere that’s perfect for all kinds of moments. Daily life is nicely complemented, and embellished, by a nice little soundtrack.
I enjoyed this album as much as I enjoyed the refreshing movie itself, which won best original screenplay at the 2008 Oscars. Yes, it’s hilarious.
My favorite song on this album is definitely “Expectations” by Belle and Sebastian, but I have already posted a link to it (https://songsuneedtohear.wordpress.com/2013/10/07/i-want-to-go-to-a-belle-and-sebastian-show/). I have also already posted a link to Sonic Youth’s “Superstar” (https://songsuneedtohear.wordpress.com/2013/12/11/superstar-carpenters-vs-sonic-youth/). So, here are a few good songs on that record that are perhaps not as well-known : “Piazza, New York Catcher” by Belle and Sebastian, “Vampire” by Antsy Pants, “Up the Spout” by Mateo Messina, and “Anybody Else but You” by The Moldy Peaches.