I haven’t covered any of my usual topics in a while, so I’m going to break back into habit by reviewing the Soundtrack to Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (the smaller soundtrack). I saw this movie last Wednesday and loved every second of it; it was an excellent adaptation of a brilliant comic series which I highly recommend.
1. We Are Sex Bob-Omb by Sex Bob-Omb
Everything about this track screams ‘awesome’ without you really knowing why. You’re assaulted by something that can only be described as the Picasso of music. Everything somehow fits while, at the same time, overwhelming your senses forcing you to enjoy the track.
2. Scott Pilgrim by Plumtree
More relaxed than the previous track, the song in which the main character’s name comes from. It can be described as a beautiful Indie song that is both catchy and oddly comforting to the ears. Definitely a band to check out later.
3. I Heard Ramona Sing by Frank Black
Pretty much everything you can expect from the former frontman of the legendary Pixies. The song is entrancing. Yet another song where Bryan Lee O’Malley borrowed a name for a character.
4. By Your Side by Beachwood Sparks
A very slow song in contrast with the other songs so far. It’s enjoyable, but slows the album down a little too much while not being very memorable.
5. O Katrina! by Black Lips
An interesting punk song that while enjoyable, probably worked to better effect in the movie than in the album. Still worth a listen if you like that kind of music.
6. I’m Sad, So Very, Very Sad by Crash and the Boys
7. We Hate You Please Die by Crash and the Boys
Thankfully a bit longer than the previous song, this song is a really fun listen and you can see that Broken Social Scene went out of their way to create a memorable sound for the fictional band. Their work has certainly paid off.
8. Garbage Truck by Sex Bob-Omb
Damn, I love Sex Bob-Omb. Considerably slower than the opening track, but still possessing that element of ‘awesome’ that you rarely find within modern music. Also, Michael Cera.
9. Teenage Dream by T-Rex
What’s not to love about this classic track? A welcome addition to any soundtrack and fits harmoniously alongside the talents of Sex Bob-Omb and Crash and the Boys.
10. Sleazy Bed Track by The Bluetones
Another sad and slow track that changes the pace on the album dramatically. I’m beginning to feel the way this album takes you up and down emotionally (as the movie does), but upkeeping it’s momentum, a feature rarely found in most soundtracks.
11. It’s Getting Boring By The Sea by Blood Red Shoes
This song is extremely catchy. On my initial listen, I was quickly looking up their Spotify page and listening to their other tracks. Very enjoyable, an inkeeping with the indie feel of the movie.
12. Black Sheep by Metric
Sung by The Clash at Demonhead in the movie, this song certainly catches my attention. Probably one of the best tracks on the album (not counting Sex Bob-Omb tracks of course). This should be a pop hit! Why does it not play on the damn radio at work?…
13. Threshold by Sex Bob-Omb
A very memorable track. While you don’t really get what’s going on, you sure feel cool for listening to it. Plus more Michael Cera, so no complaints here.
14. Anthems For A Seventeen Year Old Girl – Broken Social Scene
“I don’t like it” – Saz
15. Under My Thumb – The Rolling Stones
Well they are the World’s Greatest Rock Band, so they certainly belong next to Sex Bob-Omb (World’s Greatest Fictional Rock Band).
16. Ramona (Acoustic Version) – Beck
It was better in the film but still funny to listen to afterwards and actually a pretty sweet short song.
17. Ramona – Beck
A longer, more developed and improved version of the previous song. I’ve never been a big fan of Beck, but this song has the potential to change my mind.
18. Summertime – Sex Bob-Omb
Probably my least favourite Sex Bob-Omb song, but still awesome nevertheless. I just can’t say anything bad about any Sex Bob-Omb songs…I WISH THEY WEREN’T FICTIONAL.
19. Threshold (8-Bit) by Brian LeBarton
An enjoyable little chiptunes track based on the Sex Bob-Omb song. It’s OK, but not amazing. Still a good bonus track for an excellent album.
So yeah I loved the album…
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Scott Pilgrim Vs The World – Original Soundtrack