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1. The L-Word: Season 2
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1. The L-Word: Season 2
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Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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While the soundtrack to the first season of Showtime's lesbian-themed dramatic series set the tone for the show's emotionally-rooted, if ever-eclectic musical sensibility, the choices here often have a more nervy, contemporary edge. Dusty Springfield's ‘60s blue-eyed soul classic "Just a Little Lovin'" offers an alluring lead in, but quickly fast forwards to the Siouxsie-channeling, retro-new wave spunk of Organ's "Brother," the electrobeat sass of "Playgirl" by Ladytron and Martina Topley-Bird's spare, moody "Ilya." Heart makes a similarly intimate contribution via "No Other Love," while Shawn Colvin's familiar "Sunny Came Home" and Iron & Wine's "Naked As We Came" offer islands of relative calm in the midst of more electric fare like the club-punk of LeTigre's "On the Verge" and slinky, post-modern melodrama of "Where Do I Begin" by Shirley Bassey and awayTEAM. BETTY's alt-pop fueled, snark-smart show theme closes the set, and BETTY also collaborates with Pam Grier on a sexually dizzy cover of "Some Kind of Wonderful." --Jerry McCulley ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Call Me Greedy But . . .
...I want more! With anywhere from eight to fifteen songs in each episode, the song selection is an embarrassment of riches. I could easily just drown in the new song snippets BETTY does each week, and only two songs by BETTY are represented here on this soundtrack. But look at all the other superb performances, including: Le Tigre, Jane Siberry, Martina Topley-Bird---oh, and Dusty Springfield? (I'm swooning). Great selection! This is a lovely compilation of fifteen of the terrific songs from Season 2, and now I am ready for an entire 10 CD set. Great job producing by ezgirl a/k/a Elizabeth Ziff, and what a nice job she's done on all the musical compositoin this 2nd season. Bravo!

5-0 out of 5 stars Better than the first season soundtrack!
This CD was really awesome.It had a better variety of songs than in the first season which was great.I love track number four.-- And to comment on the review made by "jeremy"...if you were so surprised to hear the people singing to say lesbian on the CD then you shouldn't have bought it and they shouldn't be ashamed of themselves for anything, I mean what did you expect when you bought the CD? lol.Anyways you supported them by buying it so I guess no harm done!!....xoxo

5-0 out of 5 stars Awesome!!!
I watch the L word every Sunday, can't miss it and neither can my friends, not because we're all lesbians, some of us are and some aren't but because the issues they deal with in the showare the same issues that we all deal with in real life. I would even throw men into that mix (see Shane, Bette). It's great that this years soundtrack came out early.We can now wonder what scenes the songs will be in.I love that it features more of a rockergrrl feel yet still has beautiful and heart-wrenching songs like No Other Love and Love Is Everything (I HAVE BEEN FANTASIZING ABOUT WHAT SCENES THESE SONGS WILL BE FEATURED IN) I bet (& hope) these two will be Bette and Tina songs.I also loved last seasons soundtrack and still play it in my car to and from work at least once a day!It's also a GREAT date CD, I think last years was a soundtrack for loving and this one is a soundtrack for _______ ..... well, I'll let you fill that last word in once you get the soundtrack!

5-0 out of 5 stars VERY nice
I just love the new soundtrack for the second season of "The L Word". My favorite songs are: "Just a little lovin'" (Bette and Candace in Bed) and "Llya" (Tina gets a Lap Dance - HOT!).
Oh and the new Opening Theme by Betty is great, too! Love the lyrics from it.
Every "The L Word" Fan should buy this cd.. btw, nice cover!

2-0 out of 5 stars No comparison
I was sadly disappointed with the season 2 soundtrack.I LOVE the show and have out played the season 1 soundtrack over and over again.But I must say that I was not impressed.I pre-ordered the CD knowing that I would love it...unfortunately I didn't. ... Read more

2. Music From The O.C. Mix 4
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"A showcase for new music that’s fallen under the mainstream radar." ("All Things Considered," NPR, April 24, 2004) Musically the hippest show on TV, "The O.C." spawns the edgiest album yet from the unprecedented Music From The O.C. series. Headlining Mix 4 is a new song from alt-rock superstar Beck, "Scarecrow," co-written and co-produced with The Dust Brothers, and "Decent Days And Nights" from post-punk pop’s The Futureheads. Two other tracks also debut—chamber-pop quintet Matt Pond PA unveils its cover of "Champagne Supernova," the mid-’90s #1 Modern Rocker from Oasis, and ethereal alt-rocker Imogen Heap (half of the band Frou Frou) offers "Goodnight And Go." Music From The O.C.: Mix 4 is as sharp as Marissa and as cool as Seth. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars The perfect cure for the Obsessive Compulsive!
"Mix 4" is the latest soundtrack from the FOX television sensation "The OC". Once again, this great collection of songs blends soothing mellow rock, with pop, dance, rock and ballad to create a beautifully diverse and enjoyable listen.

The music of "The OC" has gained considorable respect over the short couple of years, acting as the main launching pad for great artists including Death Cab, Jem and The Killers. Because of this show, and its terrific soundtracks, Mellow Rock and Alternative have certainly become two of my favourite musical genres.

So once again, producer (and creator of the show) Josh Schwartz has intoduced more fantastic artists, along with their wonderful songs. I know everyone has their tastes, but for me, my Top 3 songs would have to be:

1) "Cartwheels" - by The Reindeer Section: This is a soothing mellow rock song. It has beautiful musical arrangement, as it includes string instruments, which add a great melodic stength to the song.

2) "Eve, the Apple of My Eye" - by Bell XY: this is a moving ballad which has gorgeous piano chords the whole way through. The lyrics are also very metaphorical.

3) "Champagne Supernova" - by Matt Pond PA: this is a cover song of Oasis' original rock classic. This version is very well done, with energetic electric guitar and a string arrangement at the end, which adds real depth to the song.

Other great songs include Sufjan Stevens' "To be alone with you" a calm, and relaxing mellow song. It's beautiful! To lighten things up, it features a "dancier" track, "Play" by Flunk.

So as you can see, there is terrific range in the songs, from very slow all the way to very up-tempo, "The OC: Mix 4" is yet another brilliant soundtrack from the equally fantastic show! This is the perfect cure for an "OC" Obsessive Compulsive, such as myself! I can't wait for the next installment!

4-0 out of 5 stars Excellent
I am a large fan of The OC and every Thursday night I am watching the show. I used to think it was stupid until my girlfriend got me watching it and my friend let me borrow Season 1 on DVD and I was obsessed. The same friend also purchased this CD and let me borrow it and it is awesome! I love the music in The OC because I am into this type of music, like indie and emo, etc.

1. "Decent Days and Nights" by The Futureheads- 2.5/5
An alright start to the album, but nah, it's not the greatest song. Still decent though.
2. "Goodnight and Go" by Imogen Heap- 3.5/5
At first listen I thought it was too "pop" music sounding but now I like it a lot, it's catchy and nice to listen to.
3. "Fortress" by Pinback- 5/5
Probably my favourite on the album. It's an excellent song and I listen to it often, Pinback is a band worth looking at.
4. "On The Table" by A.C. Newman- 4/5
Good song, catchy, and one you can sing along to even on your first listen to it.
5. "To Be Alone With You" by Surfjan Stevens- 4/5
Soft, nice, and beautiful. A good OC song featured on a romance scene.
6. "Play" by Flunk- 3/5
Okay, the woman's voice is sort've drony, but worth a listen.
7. "Scarecrow" by Beck- 4.5/5
Excellent song, Beck is the man. I am a large fan of Beck and was happy to see a contribution by him on this album.
8. "The View" by Modest Mouse- 5/5
Another great song. Again, I am a large Modest Mouse fan and after seeing them live at the club on The OC, I was happy they received a spot on the album. A faster sort of a song.
9. "Hardcore Days and Softcore Nights" by Aqueduct- 3/5
A good song, but not a fan of the vocals on the song. Maybe after a few listens I might like this song more, because when it seems like a song that could take a few listens to enjoy.
10. "Cartwheels" by The Reindeer Section- 4/5
A happy, peaceful, relaxing song. Nice to sit back and listen to.
11. "Eve, The Apple of My Eye" by Bell X1- 5/5
Excellent song! At first I thought the vocals were that of Thom Yorke from Radiohead. Amazing job done on this song.
12. "Champagne Supernova" by matt pond PA- 4/5
An excellent cover of the Oasis masterpiece, although I like Oasis' version one million times better. matt pond PA did an excellent job.

All in all, a great album, it has it's ups and downs. If your a fan of indie/emo music, get this album. If your a g-unit rap-fan who likes The OC, don't get this album.

Seth would be proud.

4-0 out of 5 stars Anyone For Angst?
The fourth installment in a great series of indie-flavoured soundtracks, the OC: Mix 4 strongly reflects the way the show itself has been lately - a bit more sombre and mellowed out, where the parties don't seem to be quite as frequent, and when they are - they're disasters.While there are a number of excellent tracks on this album, I found it didn't quite live up to the other soundtracks, but still, its a great buy.

What I mentioned about the mellowness is true.Very few of the tracks channel any sort of get up and party emotion - although Futureheads "Decent Days and Nights" gets the album off to a rocking start, and Modest Mouse's "The View" is a bit more on the upbeat side.

Truth be told, what really stands out on this album are the slower, angst-ridden songs - of which there are plenty."To Be Alone With You" is a very soft guitar number, "Cartwheels" is all about the dreamy harmonies, and "Eve, The Apple of My Eye" is a sweet Brit-pop esque rock ballad."Play" by Flunk ups the count of women vocalists on this album to two, in a sorta psychadelic style.Matt Pond PA lends a somewhat uninspired but altogether enjoyable cover of Oasis' "Champagne Supernova" as the closing track, which fans of the show will remember played as Summer & Seth reunited.

The rest of the album is mostly mid-tempo rock/emo/alternative/indie tracks - with two particular shiners.Imogen Heap's "Say Goodnight and Go" is a nice electronica turn that hasn't been explored much yet on the OC soundtracks - and rivals her excellent track on the Garden State album as part of Frou Frou."Fortress" by Pinback is also excellent, to the point where these guys have crossover options if they want.

All in all, this album is much more subdued, and doesn't offer quite as many 'gems' as the previous soundtracks - however, it is still a great addition to the OC collection, and even better, your music collection.

5-0 out of 5 stars more indie gems from TV's coolest soap
I would have bought this CD just for the song by Imogen Heap (of Frou Frou, and by the way when the heck are they going to put out a new disc?). Fortunately, as with the rest of the "Music From the O.C." series, this one is filled with gems from popular as well as semi-obsucre indie artists, and will introduce fans of the show to musicians who deserve a wider audience.

I'm not entirely sure who's responsible for selecting the songs for this series, but whoever it is has an ear for talent, and the entire series of CDs has helped me discover artists such as Jem, the Doves, South, the Album Leaf, and now with this latest release Pinchback and a genius named Matt Pond PA, who delivers a sparkling cover of Oasis' "Champagne Supernova."

Whether you're a die-hard fan of the show or you can't tell the Coopers from the Cohens, do yourself a favor and buy this CD today. And then do yourself another favor and buy the CDs of the artists it features.

4-0 out of 5 stars Nearly As Good As Mixes 1 & 2
Mix 4 offers much of the same terrific music as the first two OC mixes.The songs are great for listening to while doing just about anything (entertaining, driving, working out, relaxing, etc.).I gave this CD four stars -- as opposed to the five stars I gave Mixes 1 & 2 -- only because I didn't find as many "WOW" tracks on this disc as I found on previous albums.Still, it certainly beats most commercial pop/alternative music that is available these days, and it will fill out your "OC" iPod playlist quite nicely. ... Read more

3. The L Word
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The soundtrack to the new Showtime original series about a group of both gay and straight women living, working, and loving in LA. Artists include Marianne Faithfull, Lucinda Williams, Connie Francis, Ella Fitzgerald, Rufus Wainwright, Joan Armatrading, and more. ... Read more

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2-0 out of 5 stars L = Lacking. Love show but CD leaves desire
I am a great fan of The L word -- and notice the music in every scene. This CD leaves much to be desired. It's really surprising that theme and promotional songs like BREATHE (Melissa Etheridge), CANNONBALL (Damien Rice, and DIFFERENT KIND OF WONDERFUL (Kathy Fisher) are not featured. Also, Portishead would have been great to hear here. Perhaps with season two will come a more complete soundtrack CD.

5-0 out of 5 stars Soundtrack is almost as good as the show!
I'm usually pretty anti-soundtrack. I think they're usually an attempt to capitalize on the popularity of a movie or TV show. However, I like the L Word so much that I listened to this all the way through, and I have to say it was really pretty good. The soundtrack opens with an awesome song by The Murmurs, who I hadn't heard since their hit in the early 90s (I think it was called "You Suck"?). Other standouts for me include the Ludcinda Williams, Kinnie Starr and Joan Armatrading tracks. The classic songs by Ella Fitzgerald and Connie Francis are a nice touch too. The music is appropriately reminiscent of the show, but also stands well on its own. More soundtracks should be like this!

2-0 out of 5 stars Better on TV
I'm a huge fan of the show and looked forward to the soundtrack. With the exception of just a few songs, the music is better when the actors are on screen. Don't waste your money.

4-0 out of 5 stars where did I hear that song?
Hi! Ever wonder in which ep you heard which song? Well here it is!

1. Genius: ep 1.12 "Locked Up" background music during a Jenny/Robin scene
2. Right in time: ep 1.3 "Longing" closing - Jenny-Marina love scene
3. Let's Do It (Let's Fall In Love): ep 1.2 "Let's Do it" closing - after Marina leaves Jenny and Tim's dinner party and Jenny insists she doesn't have a crush on Marina
4.Sol Ja Camba: ep 1.9 "Luck, Next Time" opening - making the "Jesus Is In Me" art video
5.The Weakness in Me 1.11 "Looking Back" closing - Tina returns from the Dinah Shore weekend and embraces Bette in her office at the CAC.
6.Everbody's Somebody's Fool : ep 1.5 "Losing It" opening - cop arresting guy in diner
7.Drivin' You: ep 1.10 "Liberally" : Scene?
8.In Spite of the Damage : ep 1.06 "Losing It" closing - Jenny sitting beside a mailbox
9.Hallelujah : ep 1.10 "Liberally" closing - Bette with Fae Buckley on TV
10.Alright: Ep 1.7 "L'Ennui" Jenny-Marina love scene
11.Blue Sky : ep 1.8 "Listen Up" Background during Jenny-Annette conversation
12.The Pleasure Song: Pilot ep :opening - various scenes introducing the characters and L.A.
13.In the Sun 1.13 "Limb From Limb" montage of Bette/Tina: "the scene", Jenny with Robin and Gene, and Alice going up to Dana's house.
14.Frances and Her Friends: ep 1.12 "Locked Up" opening scene .

A big thank you to AfterEllen for this!

4-0 out of 5 stars A comment
I read that people keep complaining about the "Francis and her friends" song, wondering why it's included. Actually, if you are a fan of the L word, you can easily see that this song is what the show's about. It's all the random acts of you know what portrayed at the beginning of every single episode. I really enjoy this soundtrack, with "In the sun" being my absolute favorite on the cd. I'd recommend this soundtrack to fans of the show. Can't wait for the L word to come out on DVD! ... Read more

4. Deadwood: Music From HBO Original Series
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Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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The West of veteran TV writer/Deadwoodcreator David Milch is as grim as it is gritty, sprinkled with salty dialogue and punctuated by sudden brutality and raw sexuality. The original soundtrack cues by composer David Schwartz (represented here by his evocative show theme), Michael Brook and Reinhold Heil and Johnny Klimek play off that vision with often stark rootsiness. But it's the series' rich slate of songs -- choices whose inventiveness often rivals that of The Sopranos -- that consistently reinforce its all-too-human drama, if not the crusty veneer. This collection gathers the best songs from the series' first season, coloring the milieu with evocative hillbilly romps like Michael Hurley's "Hog of the Forsaken" and the a capella grace of Margaret's Native American "Creek Lullaby." But the collection's musical eclecticism stretches far beyond mere genre concerns, variously encompassing the nascent jazz of Jelly Roll Morton (a rollicking "Stars and Stripes Forever"), Delta blues of Bukka White and Mississippi John Hurt and even Gustavo Santaolalla's hypnotic Brazilian fretwork. But the collection's country and folk-tinged performances are its most resonant, whether invoking earthy traditions (the gospel fervor of the late June Carter Cash's "Will the Circle Be Unbroken," Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee's more heretical "God and Man") or more contemporary stylings like Lyle Lovett's "Old Friend" and the gentle "Twisted Little Man" by Michael J. Sheehy.--Jerry McCulley ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars Great companion to the show
Since Carnivale is in such dire straits, I've really gotten into this HBO show, which serves as a good replacement in my heart. For those not in the know, its a gritty, violent western that takes place in the gold-mining camp of Deadwood, where famous names like Wild Bill Hickok and Calamity Jane traipse through. I knew I would enjoy the soundtrack, as it had a lot of blues and country stuff I was familiar with. June Carter Cash singing 'Will the Circle Be Unbroken' would turn even the most hardcore atheist into a believer, and the Bukka White and the Jelly Roll Morton tracks were great too, but there were so many other amazing surprises on it for me. Top song is called 'Hog of the Forsaken' and is this nuts piece of fiddle and yodel and lunatic lyrics. I loved it. There are other tracks on the CD that are good songs, but do not work within the context of the show, specifically 'Twisted Little Man', which doesn't sound very western at all. Still, a high quality selection of tracks, and the show soundbites on the disc, which contain more cussin' then Tarantino in the shower, are great too.

4-0 out of 5 stars Dusty, grim and sometimes poignant (like the series)
As a fan of the series Deadwood, I found this soundtrack CD to be both satisfying on its own merits and a successful evocation of the spirit of the series.It contains a lot of authentic American music that has the traditional feeling appropriate to the Old West setting of the show.There's gospel, folk, country, blues, and many pieces of miscellaneous instrumental music.It's telling that when the music producers wanted a true-sounding version of "Will The Circle Be Unbroken," they went to the source, June Carter Cash.I also like the fact that they filled their show and this disc with many excellent songs by relatively unknown artists like Mark Lee Scott and Michael Sheehy.However, I think my very favorite music from the CD are some of the instrumentals, especially the themes by Gustavo Santaolallo and the great Michael Brook.In between the music, there's also a great deal of dialogue samples from the show -- and that's what gives the CD its parental advisory label.(The presence of strong language in those dialogue samples will be no surprise to anyone who has seen Deadwood!) ... Read more

5. Music From the O.C. Mix 1
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Average Customer Review: 4.45 out of 5 stars
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One of the most innovative soundtrack album series ever created launches with Music From The O.C. Mix 1. Featuring hip, recent, largely indie rock tracks heard on the FOX runaway hit sensation "The O.C.," the album is the first of several (at least one each 2004 quarter) designed to appeal to the 9 million to 11 million mainly teen and young adult fans who watch the drama each Wednesday night. The hottest show on TV with the hottest music on TV now has its own album series. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Not A Fan Of The Show?
This is such a great compilation. Even if you are not a fan of the show, it's hard not to like the music from it. Seriously, the show is great, but I didn't watch every episode... but yet, the songs all mean something special. If you are a fan of one of the bands on this album I highly recomend getting this cd because the other bands and artists are just as good. Here is a basic review of each song:

1) Paint The Silence 9/10 - Great Song To start the album with and a beautiful musical composition.

2) Just A Ride 8/10 - Cool song. Her voice goes great with the beat of the song.

3) Honey And The Moon 10/10 - Awesome song with really really good vocals and a great sound.

4) The Way We Get By 10/10 - This is actually one of the main reasons I bought this cd, it's a really cool and catchy song. Spoon is a really great band.

5) Move On 8/10 - Great Jet Song to put on the soundtrack.

6) How Good Can It Be 8/10 - Cool and Catchy song, sometimes it can be skipped though.

7) Caught By The River 10/10 - Beautiful song by The Doves with really good lyrics and an awesome sound.

8) Rain City 10/10 - This is one of my favorite songs on the cd. It's slow, but it's so good.

9) We Used To Be Friends 10/10 - This song is great and it really conveys the thoughts of being annoyed with old girlfriends.

10) Dice 15/10 - This is such a great song and probably my favorite song on the cd. The lyrics and different sound make it a terrific song.

11) Orange Sky 9/10 - Great Mellow song, the lyrics make the song.

12) California 10/10 - Probably why most people will buy this cd.. You can't help but like this song, it's great. Check out Phantom Planet's "The Guest" - it's an awesome cd.

- Another reason to get this cd is it's cool to see the clips from the show when the songs were used by putting it in your computer.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great, just like the show
After watching countless episodes of The O.C., I noticed that the music they picked for the show was always excellent and really added to the scene and the storyline. I was thrilled when I found out that soundtracks were going to be released. Music From the O.C. Mix 1 is the first of many soundtracks from the show. Most of the artists aren't very well known, which I like because I probably wouldn't have gotten to hear them if they weren't featured on the soundtrack. Usually I buy a soundtrack for one or two of the tracks, but this one has good songs on the entire CD instead of just a couple standouts. I would recommend it to any O.C. fan, or to anyone who simply wants to listen to good music.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great CD!
I got this cd as a gift from a friend, cause they knew I was a big oc fan. It's one of best cd's i own! All my friends and family love it and we all have different tastes in music. This isn't just for Oc diehards!

1-0 out of 5 stars The OC
The OC is a terrible show and is just not cool I am cool not these loosers even the WB version is better then this junk and the music may be worst 1 star territory as the one and only Das Efx would say Wiggity-Wiggity-Wack

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4-0 out of 5 stars amazing soundtrack!
i love The OC and when i saw this cd i just had to buy it. and i am SO glad i did! this is not the kind of music i would normally like but this soundtrack is excellent.

the best songs are "california" by phantom planet (the theme tune) and "we used to be friends" by the dandy warhols. overall: great show, great cd! can't wait for the mix 2! ... Read more

6. Music From the O.C. Mix 2
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The OC, the phenomenally successful Fox Television series has pioneered the creative use of storytelling through song and, in the process, become a showcase for some of the most innovative and original artists in music.Music From The OC Mix 2 follows the inaugural release of Mix 1 which debuted earlier this year to critical and popular acclaim.The compilation features music from the second half of the first and early episodes of the second season and boasts three exclusive tracks: Jem's cover of Paul McCartney's "Maybe I'm Amazed" and Nada Surf's cover of OMD's "If You Leave," both recorded specifically for the series, plus The Walkman's live version of "Little House of Savages."Mix 2 highlights the program's trend-setting approach to music with songs from an extraordinary variety of new and emerging artists including Interpol, The Killers, Death Cab For Cutie and more. ... Read more

7. Charmed: The Book of Shadows
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This follow-up collection of "music from and inspired by" the WB network's successful teen witch-with-a-family-twist series offers up a compelling, distaff spin on the first volume's contemporary mix of pop and rock, gathering together 11 all-female tracks, an eclectic mix that spans the diversity of The Donnas' rousing rock opener "Take It Off" and a beat-savvy remix of Broadway-cum-Vegas diva Sarah Brightman's "Free." Its other disparate, yet inviting corners feature signature performances from alt.divas Liz Phair (the gritty "Take A Look" from her eponymous fourth album), Vanessa Carlton and Aussie newcomer Missy Higgins, a shimmering remix of Sarah McLachlan's emotive classic "Fallen," Shivaree's spooky "I Close My Eyes" and the deliciously haunting "House" by Zero 7—though teen-pop lip-sync queen Ashlee Simpson's sugary "Pieces of Me" can't rise above its slinky David Garcia and High Spies remix. --Jerry McCulley ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars 4 stars for charmed:the book of shadows
it look very good and there are a lot of good artists in the cd and i like it.........
and the one thing that i liked the most was that some of these songs was in charmed and i liked the songs from charmed

5-0 out of 5 stars New Charmed Soundtrack
I love this CD!It has all great songs that are inspirational to girls and women.I give it 5 stars!!

5-0 out of 5 stars The Perfect Soundtrack
The Charmed: The Book of Shadows soundtrack is perfect.It features an all female line up of current singers.The remixes are great to listen to, especially Ashlee Simpson's "Pieces of Me." It's a really great CD to have for the summer. If you are a Charmed fan, this is a must have.

4-0 out of 5 stars An excellent mix of music!
I think this mix perfectly conveys all emotions we might experience while watching Charmed. It has that San Francisco vibe, and was very well selected.

5-0 out of 5 stars Charmed is awesome!
I really like this cd a lot. It has great tracks on it. I think everybody who likes Charmed should buy it. ... Read more

8. Our Little Corner of the World: Music From Gilmore Girls
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5-0 out of 5 stars Great Television Soundtrack..
Out of all the other television soundtracks that I have and that I've listened to, I think this one is one of the best ones. In a few other soundtracks, I maybe listen to about 5 songs and that's it. "Our little corner of the World" music from Gilmore Girls, has great songs. It has punk, it has a bit of rock and a bit of everything, especially the theme song sung by Carole King and her daughter Louise Goffin. Excellent!! I recommend every music lover buying this CD.

5-0 out of 5 stars Welcome To The Gilmore's World
The Gilmore Girls is a great television program on the WB about a mother, Lorelei, who is from a well-to-do family, got pregnant at sixteen, left home to raise her daughter Rory alone. Now Rory is sixteen and Lorelei and her are best friends. They live in the quirky Connecticut town of Stars Hollow that is full of strange, but lovable townsfolk. The show is full of witty dialogue and has a hip sense of music. The soundtrack to the program shows off its eclectic musical tastes. Carole King originally recorded "Where You Lead" on her Tapestry album and the show uses an updated version she recorded with her daughter Louise Goffin as its theme song. Grant Lee Phillips plays a troubadour on the show who plays musical interludes throughout episodes and he contributes the strong "Smile". Sam Phillips does not appear on the show, but her music is a strong part of each episode and the little snippets of her simple la-la-la cues are sprinkled throughout the album. Another strong aspect of the album is that while it has many well-known artists like John Lennon, XTC, Big Star and Joey Ramone, it doesn't pick obvious songs from their catalogues, but lesser known gems. Mr. Lennon's "Oh My Love" is a beautiful and tender song, XTC's "I'm The Man Who Murdered Love" perfectly encapsulates Lorelei's love life. Big Star's "Thirteen" is a sweet acoustic number and Joey Ramone rips through a thrashing version of the standard "What A Wonderful World". The Free Design's "I Found Love" is a quirky pop tune from the early 70's and The Shin's "Know Your Onion" is a quirky pop tune from 2001. Other standout tracks include Ash's rocking "Girl From Mars", PJ Harvey's "One Line" and Yo Lo Tengo's "My Little Corner Of The World".

5-0 out of 5 stars Great Music for this "Corner"
I admit to being a male Gilmore Girls fan. I cannot get enough of it. When I noticed this soundtrack I bought it immediately. The songs are great; they are from various eras in time and various styles of music are featured. My fave songs are What A Wonderful World, Oh My Love, Where You Lead and Girl From Mars. If you're a fan, this is a MUST!!

5-0 out of 5 stars i found love!
i've always loved gilmore girls, as a teenaged bookworm, quirk appreciator, & music obsessee, it couldn't have been more right up my alley. it's one of the funniest, smartest, strangest, pop-culture packed sitcoms around. amy sherman and daniel palladino really do love music, and it shows. this soundtrack hosts a great array of interesting songs! there is no absolutely no filler on this cd. it all meshes well together to make a strange, indiepop day in the sun. le sigh! buy the cd, spread the love.

5-0 out of 5 stars Permanently in my stereo
This CD is hands down the best CD ever. I am a huge music fan, being a singer and I think that Amy Sherman - Palladino and Sam Phillips did a great job on this compilation based on Gilmore Girls (my favorite show). Even if you don't like the show, it's a great CD to buy to explore music you don't hear on Top 40. It turned me unto so many great artists and bands like Sam Phillips and Grant Lee Buffalo. Buy it! ... Read more

9. Buffy the Vampire Slayer - Once More, with Feeling
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While the idea of infusing a weekly TV series with a Broadway musical ethos isn't exactly a new one--think Randy Newman's ambitious Cop Rock--it became something of a turn-of the-century television mini-trend. But few have reached as far--or succeeded--like this November 2001 episode of Fox Network's Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Penned by series creator-producer Joss Whedon and performed by Sarah Michelle Gellar and cast, it's a loving, loopy musical pastiche that takes potshots at everything from Andrew Lloyd Webber to alt-rock. Paralleling the show's lovable pop culture tweaking, the musical styles here (the episode's musical conceit is a curse visited upon Buffy's hometown of Sunnydale) range from a patent footlight chorus of demons being interrupted by Gellar's hard-rocking stake thrusts on "Going Through the Motions" to Spike the Vampire's goth-metal complaint "Rest in Peace," with everything from parking tickets and mustard stain removal to climactic duels with the supernatural getting the Broadway send-up. Also includes strong orchestral score-suites from three other episodes, as well as Whedon and wife Kai Cole's demo for "Something to Sing About." --Jerry McCulley ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars Buffy Rocks... and ballads and patter-songs and....
Who should buy this?
1. Fans & Followers of the series Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
2. Those interested in Musical Theatre and Original Cast albums.
3. Anyone drawn to interesting and creative writing.

If you saw the episode then you already know how truly well done it was. If you didn't see the episode, there isn't room to explain it to you, but trust me - it was brilliant and very much NON-contrived. Each song serves a very real purpose to forward the plot AND offers insight into the character. It's not the most complex MUSIC - but the lyrics are intelligent and often very clever (but not "clever" in that annoyingly self indulgent "Look how witty I can be" way)

This album should also be held up as a shining example for Cast Recordings. It is COMPLETE... including all those wonderful little side moments of townspeople singing in the background! It also includes demo versions with the composer/lyricist performing - those imperfect gems that collectors of musical theatre music clamor for.

It also includes incidental music from a few CLASSIC episodes... most notably "HUSH." - the silent episode. On one album... the Musical episode and the silent one. I LOVE IT!

There is a downside though. Watching the episode I was caught up in the action and therefore very forgiving but listening, focussing solely on the music - the flaws in the vocal performances become much MUCH more pronounced and it's clear that a few cast members are ill-suited for musical performance. They are, unfortunately, very weak - and it frequently detracts from what is an otherwise spectacular recording.

5-0 out of 5 stars Joss Whedon is a genius.
The first time I saw ONCE MORE, WITH FEELING, I was stunned. This episode was outrageous, terrific, one of the greatest things I've ever seen on that 36"! Now that the soundtrack is out, we can finally appreciate Joss Whedon's genius till the day we die.

Whedon, the creator of both the BUFFY and ANGEL television series, wrote all the songs and music and even performs most of them. The actual stars sing each song. It's awesome! We begin with "Overture/Going Through the Motions", a very funny song featuring Buffy (Sarah Michelle Gellar). Then we go to "I've Got a Theory", a composition featuring some wacky "Bunny" ideas sung by Anya. We also have such masterpieces as "The Mustard" (They got ... the mustard ... out!!!) and "The Parking Ticket", along with a rockin' "Rest in Peace" sung by Spike (James Marsters). There's also Tara's "Under Your Spell", a beautiful song which should've won an Emmy for sure. One of my favorites is "Walk Through the Fire", sung by everyone in the cast.

To finish it off, there is a special "Main Title" by Nerf Herder and some terrific instrumental compositions by Christophe Beck (particularly "Sacrifice"). The finale song is a demo sung by Whedon and his wife, who sings quite beautifully for her first time singing out of the shower territory.

All in all, "Once More, with Feeling" is one of the greatest musicals of all time. Joss Whedon is a pure genius. Mr. Whedon, I worship you.

5-0 out of 5 stars Compelling listening
The season six "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" episode that inspired this soundtrack is not to be missed--Buffy and the Scooby Gang sing and dance their way through Sunnydale, making for very compelling viewing. I was skeptical about the success of a "musical" episode, but Joss Whedon's ability to enrich various plotlines through music is impressive. Standout numbers include Anya's "Bunnies" rant in "I've Got A Theory," Spike's "Rest in Peace," and the poignant "Where Do We Go From Here." If you loved the episode, I doubt you'll be disappointed with the soundtrack.

5-0 out of 5 stars Friggin' brilliant I tells ya!!!
Either Buffy the Vampire Slayer creator Joss Whedon is brilliant or deranged; but it either case, his risky gamble on the season six episode "Once More, with Feeling" paid off brilliantly, even when using the entire cast's actual voices for the show. Sarah Michelle Gellar's "Going Through the Motions" nicely display her range as an actress, while Amber Benson's "Under Your Spell" is heartwarming and sweet. "I'll Never Tell", performed by Nicholas Brendon and Emma Caulfield, is hilarious, while James Marsters' gothic metal laced "Rest in Peace" show off his great voice and Anthony Stewart Head's "Standing" is simply heartbreaking. The entire cast unite for "Where Do We Go From Here?" which along with "Coda" nicely close out the episode and this disc, followed by the excellent orchestral suites from "Restless", "Hush", and "The Gift", and ending with "Something to Sing About" performed by Joss and his wife Kai Cole. The cast of Buffy is solid throughout, though some are better suited to not quit their day job (Alyson Hannigan and Michelle Trachtenberg), while the three suites are awesome extras. This CD is definitely worth owning for Buffy fans, just about all of whom no doubt enjoyed the spectacular episode that this disc draws from.

4-0 out of 5 stars Surprising! A Marvel of Talent!
When I first watched this episode, I had no idea what was coming. Seeing the different credits, my thoughts were along the lines of 'what the heck!' Then as Buffy started singing, I sort of winced. Not that she was all that bad or anything, but I have to admit my confidence in Joss and the cast wavered. I wasn't convinced that they could pull off an entire episode like this.

Was I ever wrong! This is just one more stand-out episode in a series famous for being creative in its presentation, like 'Hush' for example. I shouldn't have doubted.

I'm sure this will get some people's noses out of joint. But this is better than 90% of my extensive broadway collection. So either Joss Whedon is a genius surrounded by incredible talent, or broadway composers, and singers are overrated. I suspect the truth may lie somewhere in the middle, but I'm guessing it's closer to the former than the latter.

And sure, if you've seen the episode it helps put things in context. Ditto anything else out there. Still, it is remarkably coherent in it's theme and execution. As for the extra pieces included, most of them were pieces I'd wanted anyway.

If you liked the episode, or even just Buffy, I strongly recommend this. If you're going to become appoplectic if someone not associated with Broadway can turn out a really great musical....this might not be for you. ... Read more

10. One Tree Hill
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Anchored by a muscular, yet funky live version of Gavin DeGraw's theme song "I Don't Want to Be," this collection of music from -- and, of course, "inspired by" -- the hit WB series walks the fine line between stock-in-trade teen musical angst and decidedly more AC-friendly fare with its dignity intact. Its emotionally charged mix-tape sensibility comes courtesy of series creator/producer Mark Schwan and his music supervisors, a team who showcase the earnest contributions of show star/troubadour Tyler Hilton (including a winning duet with co-star Bethany Joy Lenz covering Ryan Adam's "When the Stars Go Blue") amidst music that's often moodier (Travis' fine "Re-Offender," the languorous "Lie in the Sound" by Trespassers William) and more aggressive ("Shoot Your Gun" by UK trio 22-20s). Still, it's an album whose heart is tender, as ably demonstrated by The Wreckers' (a collaboration between Michelle Branch and Midwest singer-songwriter Jessica Harp) bright harmonies on "The Good Kind" and an inviting acoustic version of Sheryl Crow's Grammy-nominated "First Cut is the Deepest." --Jerry McCulley ... Read more

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this soundtrack is by far the best to accompany a tv show. all of the songs are GREAT, especially, "when the stars go blue" by tyler hilton and bethany joy lenz. referring to another review, this version is FAR better than the one originally released by ryan adams, and "the good kind" by the wreckers is also fantastic. everyone should own this cd even if you dont watch the show, there is tons of talent!

1-0 out of 5 stars Wow this is a stinker
Other than the fact that this soundtrack has "Overdue" by The Get Up Kids from their album On A Wire and "Kill" by Jimmy Eat World this thing sucks.I mean honestly it has a cover version of "When the Stars Go Blue" this song is maybe 4 years old and was original written and released on "Gold" by Ryan Adams.This version is a bastardized version and sounds like any other acousticish nu metal song.Gavin Degraw were do I start?This guys voice is as annoying as they come I rank him up there with other phrat boy singer songwriters like Jack Johnson, Dave Matthews, and Ben Harper.Then we get to Story of the Year, one of the worst bands in the pop punk/screamo category to date.These guys have ripped off ever good band I know in the catergory and made their songs into nu metal songs with goofy lyrics.This cd is a turd go buy Jimmy Eat World "Futures," The Get Up Kids "On A Wire," and Ryan Adams "Gold" and leave this waste of money alone.

4-0 out of 5 stars Great Soundtrack!
Love it!
My favorites are the Tyler Hilton's acoustic "Glad" and duet with One Tree Hill star Bethany Joy Lenz aka Hailey (who is about to release her first album "Come On Home") "When the Stars Go Blue" as well as The Get Up Kids "Overdue"
it's a great mix of sounds to just pop and listen to.
highly recommended.

also check out Tyler Hilton's "The Tracks Of..." and "Tyler Hilton"

5-0 out of 5 stars "The Good Kind" of Music That Makes a Soundtrack
What do Gavin DeGraw, Chad Michael Murray, and North Carolina all have in common?
The answer is the hit WB show "One Tree Hill"."One Tree Hill" is the tale of two half brothers who share a passion for basketball, the same women, and the same duplicitous and manipulative father in the small town of Tree Hill, North Carolina.
Recently the teenage drama has released its first soundtrack which gives a saccharine mix of indie and alternative."One Tree Hill: The Music of the Hit WB Show" features well known artists such as Sheryl Crow and Jimmy Eat World, and some not so well known artists such as the Rock `N' Roll Soldiers and Butch Walker.
The soundtrack starts off with an interesting twist. "I Don't Want To Be" (the show's theme song) from New York singer/songwriter Gavin DeGraw is a live version rather than the studio version that is heard on the T.V. show.Luckily for DeGraw, "One Tree Hill" (who only had a small fan base in 2003 when his album "Chariot" was released) has helped him score a #1 on Top 40 Radio.
Next up on the soundtrack is the first song ever recorded by The Wreckers, tiltled "The Good Kind."So who's The Wreckers?The Wreckers is Michelle Branches' new band she has formed with singer/songwriter Jessica Harp.The girls have combined their creativity to form a folk pop song that can be closely related to that of Jewel's pre hip hop infused pop days when digits such as two and seven could be used as an album name.

The other main highlight of the soundtrack is an artist by the name of Tyler Hilton.Like his alt-country idol, Ryan Adams, Hilton shows maturity and a sense of what "One Tree Hill" is all about with an acoustic version of his latest single "Glad."He covers Adam's "When the Stars Go Blue" with Bethany Joy Lenz, who plays Haley James Scott on the show.Haley is a confused, young woman who is married to Nathan Scott, who is played by James Lafferty.Recently, Tyler Hilton began a recurring guest role as Chris Keller, helping Haley discover her dreams, while attempting to break up Nathan and Haley.Whether or not fans hate Hilton's character on the show, they have fallen for the infectious Ryan Adams cover.
Tracks from Jimmy Eat World, The Get Up Kids, and newcomers Keane ascend the soundtrack into an abyss of alternative and emo state of grace.Story of the Year offers an acoustic version of their latest hit "Sidewalks."The 22-20's "Shoot Your Gun" is a song that justifies the show's storylines and the lyrics represent the characters perfectly.Tracks, such as "Re-Offender" by Travis and "Lie In The Sound" by Trespassers William, are songs that have been in some of the most defining moments of the show.
However every memorable soundtrack has its flaws.The show's producers missed an opportunity to add some of the songs that have made the scenes mesmerizing.The soundtrack didn't include songs such as "Run" by Snow Patrol, "Return To Me" by Matthew Ryan", or "Don't Confess" by Tegan and Sara."
As a whole, however, the producers made an extreme effort to show the heart of "One Tree Hill."In celebration of the soundtrack, the WB has organized a "One Tree Hill" Tour which features The Wreckers, Tyler Hilton, Bethany Joy Lenz, and Gavin DeGraw.The tour will also feature surprise appearances by the cast.
This soundtrack is definitely an upgrade from three sophomoric "O.C." soundtracks.
Grade: A-
Key Tracks: "The Good Kind" by The Wreckers, "Re-Offender" by Travis, "Shoot Your Gun" by 22-20's, "Lie In The Sound" by Trespassers William, and "When The Stars Go Blue" by Tyler Hilton and Bethany Joy Lenz.

5-0 out of 5 stars Awesome!
Even though this show is not my absolute favorite i bought the cd and love it. "when the stars go blue" is amazing! i was suprised at how great this cd is! ... Read more

11. Smallville
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The original soundtrack album to the smash television show, Smallville. Artists include Five For Fighting, Eva Cassidy, Lifehouse, Ryan Adams, Sixpence None The Richer, Remy Zero, & more. Also includes several exclusive bonus features.Elektra. 2003. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Like Cliff Notes for the Series...
If you want to relive the moments of Smallville, this CD will be an excellent companion for you "die-hard" fans. Most of the tracks emulate the mood of the show, with memorable songs like "Don't Dream It's Over" by Sixpence None The Richer, "Everything" by Lifehouse, "Time After Time" by Eva Cassidy, and of course, the "opening title" song, "Save Me" by Remy Zero, in which the band also appeared in the first season's cliffhanger finale. I was disappointed, however, that "Wherever you will go" by The Calling, didn't make the final 12 tracks. In my opinion, it set the tone for the "rollercoaster" relationship between Lana and Clark and makes you think of the times that made you say out loud, "Dammit, Clark!". Despite this, the 12 tracks and the bonus "enhanced" material (playable on a PC) are well worth the cost. If you are an avid fan, and you want to reminisce over the episodes of Smallville, this CD is a "must-buy"...

4-0 out of 5 stars Big Time SMALLVILLE...
SMALLVILLE: The Talon Mix is great anthology of a Super Show's
moods and themes. The long version of Remy Zero's SOMEBODY SAVE ME is stirring anthem whose twelve string-backed rhythm and banshee lead vocal opens the album like a desperate prayer. EVA CASSIDY's "Time After Time" closes the disc with her beautiful ballade of consolation assuring listeners heroes "hear" and are, indeed,ready to save...

Songs--time in between--range from good to excellent. FIVE FOR FIGHTING's John Ondrasik's SUPERMAN(It's Not Easy)is SMALLVILLE centerpiece moveing from reflective ballade to anthem recalling John William's triumphal "Superman" opus. "Don't Dream It's Over" by Sixpence None the Richer wistfully complements hard-rocking pieces of Sound Track that work--like bands and artists who comprise it--independently or evoke episodes of the series well. Clark Kent goes "NUCLEAR" in season finale: defying command of Kryptonian Father Jor-El's Spirit summoning him to destiny as MAN of STEEL. Watching Clark head-out on the highway (motor cycle; black-leather jacket;shades)jacked on Jekyll-Hyde dose of Red Kryptonite into a James Dean Super Pique may not satisfy viewers with its "Born to Be Wild" rebellion everyone(except Kal-El)knows is ill-befitting and won't work. The SMALLVILLE sound track ...lyrically fine;technically proficient/good,without radical Big Time.It's the winner Clark Kent/Superman will soon be and--mythologically--remains.(4 & 1/2 stars)

5-0 out of 5 stars Smallville fan here likes the music from the show
Hey, I'm a Smallville fan. This is the best tv to come along since Star Trek, and it's actually all I watch on television, which in our house stays dark except for Wednesday night and well, sometimes on Thursday if there's a good wrestling match on. (Ugh, not MY choice.)

WB makes no bones about featuring music to enhance its hit television show "Smallville." They promote the music after each show, but at least it's some of the best of the new "alternative rock."

My particular favorites are Five for Fighting's "Superman", the cut by Steadman, and of course the incomparable Eva Cassidy (Time after Time.) The funny thing is the theme by Remy Zero. Listen to their intro album "Remy Zero" and it's pretty lame. But the "Save Me" theme from Smallville is incredibly good. This is a must for Smallville fans to revel in.

3-0 out of 5 stars Music better for younger crowd, CD enhanced in wierd way
I guess maybe I'm too old for the music on this CD, #1 "Save Me" by Remy Zero was just about my favorite tune. A couple of other tunes did all right, I think #11"Everything" by Lifehouse was one of those, but most didn't do much for me. Some people like #12 "Time after Time" by Eva Cassidy, I think the Cyndi Lauper version was better.
This CD has the strangest manner of enhancement I've run across, it appears that you can't listen to the music list on your PC the way I can with most if not all of my other enhanced CD's. You'll get a music video or two (but not Remy Zero's "Save Me", a short slide gallery & some other stuff. When I tried it out I found the online access to be very slow loading so the faster the connection you have the better. There's an interactive map with points of interest in Smallville (but not the Kent home & a few other bits I would expect), not the easiest thing to navigate, click on icons to bring up fake web pages for each. I tried the one for the Talon and the Luthor mansion, the Talon was OK - the Luthor mansion webpage included a slow loading, for me,but interresting looking Quicktime VR tour of the house.
I also noticed that the exclusive access weblink on the CD was but that what you ended up arriving at was, save that & you don't seem to need the CD for access.

4-0 out of 5 stars Better than I expected.
As a casual fan of the show I decided to obtain this cd because I liked the song Superman (It's Not East). I have always felt and still do feel that this song would have made a better opening theme song for SMALLVILLE than Save Me. I never cared for that song. Except for Save Me I would have given this cd 5 stars as I like the remaining eleven songs included on this cd. I gather many people like Save Me so I guess I may be in a minority as far as this song is concerned.

I found some of the tracks to be truely wondrous. I don't usually go in for remakes but I have to admit that both Time After Time and Don't Dream It's Over are almost as good as the originals. Actually Time after Time is better than the original and how can something so sad be so beautiful as well? Also, the new more modern arrangement for these songs seems to fit the show better than if the tv shows producers had decided to play the 1980's originals. I'd also like to mention Island in the Sun and Everything. Island in the Sun is a nice slightly upbeat song that seems to improve the listeners mood. The romantic ballad Everything starts out soft and actually builds in sound and intensity during the final portion of the song.

All in all not a bad cd. the pc extras didn't appeal to me but then I bought the cd for the music and not the extra pc features. In general such features on a music cd hold little interest for me. I await a sequel cd but find it hard to believe it could be as good as this one. ... Read more

12. Scrubs
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The medically minded Scrubs is an eccentric affair, populated by a zany cast of residents saving lives while learning life's little lessons in the process. Though lacking the show's oddball humor, its soundtrack is undeniably earnest, with a rich understanding of the pleasures and hardships faced by the hospital workers. The show's theme song, Lazlo Bane's quirky banjo twanger, sighs "I'm no Superman," as an uncharacteristically subdued Guided by Voices track cautions to "Hold on Hope." Ex-Men at Work frontman Colin Hay lends his sage advice with acoustic renditions of "Beautiful World" and the chestnut "Overkill," while Eels' "Fresh Feeling" begins with a tuning orchestra and turns into a tripping beatfest. The highlights, though, belong to Francis Dunnery, sounding uncannily like Peter Gabriel on the high-tea string elegance of "Good Life," and the Shins, with "New Slang," a humble campfire song. Puttering along pleasantly, Scrubs, while a little bland, is nevertheless a life-affirming collection that's as hopeful as the aspiring young doctors on the show. --Annie Zaleski ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars a great CD to study to
This is one of the best CDs I own. Its wasy listening in the sense that I study to it and it doesnt distract me, I dont have to skip any of the songs, and I can play it for hours on end. some of the standouts "Good Life" "Hallelujah" "Fresh Feeling" and "Hold on Hope". "Good Time" and "Dracula from Houston" are the 'fun' songs that are a little more bouncy, for lack of a better word. This CD is a great buy, since there is not a single bad song on it in my opinion.

3-0 out of 5 stars Okay, but it's missing 2 must-have Scrubs songs
Scrubs is a great TV show, and the song selections on it are terrific, and so that makes this CD worth owning...

But! BUT! BUT!! Two of the most memorable songs from the show are AWOL.

ONE: Nil Lara's "Fighting For My Love" (From the ep "My Drug Buddy")
Remember the first time JD and Eliot hooked up, and the great song that played?
("Now I'm standing next to you. I think I've changed my point of view.")

TWO: The UNDERDOG theme (from the ep "My Hero")
C'MON!! To me this is like the Dr Cox theme song. It's abscence is just about unforgivable.

4-0 out of 5 stars Good TV Show Soundtrack
A good compilation of music that underscores an under-rated show. Some of the songs seem a bit melancholy, but still are easy to listen to.

4-0 out of 5 stars WANTED STEAK, got hamburger, but good hamburger
I bought this CD for two songs - OVERKILL and SUPERMAN. First, I was disappointed that SUPERMAN was the slow song, when the upbeat version mostly used in the SCRUBS intro was what I had really hoped for. OK, I'm guessing, maybe there isn't really a fast version of this song except for the short piece recorded for the show. But then I knew I'd been cheated when the whole version of OVERKILL wasn't put on the CD! I had taped the episode this was on, and they used a whole verse in the show that was NOT put on the album! I really doubt Colin Hay recorded an extra verse for the show, which means there is a longer acoustic version of OVERKILL floating around out there somewhere. Is there some reason they couldn't put the whole song on this CD? Does anyone know where the full-length version of this song is?

4-0 out of 5 stars Good music, but why not a DVD?
I have been a big fan of Srubs ever since I stumbled on the season premier when channel-surfing. Like the show, the music choice is great, but I think a Scrubs Season 1 (and 2) DVD should be released with all the episodes. Such a witty and funny sitcom should not be left without a DVD for fans to buy. If you would like to sign a petition for NBC to release Scrubs on DVD, please go to ASAP, and let your voice be heard!
Sorry if I was off topic, but I believe the DVD would be a valuable asset to any loyal Scrubs watcher ... Read more

13. Charmed: The Soundtrack
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Charmed: The Soundtrack features hot tracks from Smash Mouth, Third Eye Blind, Vanessa Carlton and Rachael Yamagata, as well as the 'Charmed' theme song from Love Spit Love. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Better then believed to be
I have loved the show "Charmed" ever since I started watching it, and have been waiting for a CD and DVD to come out (still waiting for the DVD). I bought the Charmed soundtrack the very first day it came out and was thrilled to finally own it. After listening to it once, I was a little bummed it wasn't as good as I thought it would be. I told myself to listen to it again, and I began to like it. Now I listen to it all the time! The music is a variety so everyone will like at least a few songs. With each song you feel a different connection to the show, but each song is great!

2-0 out of 5 stars COULD BE BETTER
I thought this CD would be filled with the tracks from the show that touch you the most. Like when the sister finally got rid of Cole that was a good song. They could have had some songs from the first three season too. This ablum COULD HAVE BEEN BETTER. I just hope when the shows DVD's come out they don't mirror this ablum. ANYHOW CHARMED STILL ROCKS!

5-0 out of 5 stars It's great to all the charmed fans!
Charmed soundtrack it's absolutely great for the fans of charmed.It's really exiciting when i buy the soundtrack,it has a song that i wanna hear.So the facts is you must have that soundtrack cause you're the fans who know's ! For me i buy the soundtrack it's because i'm really a big fans of charmed i watch it every week.So what you waiting for go to the shop near you or buy it on the internet. You'll be satisfied about it!
So rock on...hear the soundtrack!

5-0 out of 5 stars A get up and go cd
Im 15 and am a HUGE charmed fan. i got this cd for christmas and i am now fully adicted to it. its a get cd to listen to when your bored or need a pick me up. it gives you so much energy and will get up moving imeditlly. the songs are catchy and have this feeling of youngness to it. Most of the songs are from P3 (pipers club for those of you who dont know) and have a reguvinating effect to them.

4-0 out of 5 stars charmed
I bought the CD hoping that it would be as good as the show and to be honest when I first heard it i was a little disappointed. However it's one of those CDs that you have to listen to a few times and now I think that it is great, I would definately reccommend it if your a fan of the show. The best tracks are obviously 'how soon is now'the theme for the show but 'rinse' definately my favourite although all of the tracks are great. ... Read more

14. Survivor: The Official Soundtrack to the Hit CBS TV Series
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Now that the Survivor television spectacle is over and done--evil Richard having snatched the coveted million bucks--legions of fans are undergoing Survivor withdrawal. What to do with our Wednesday nights now that we can't watch a bunch of unwashed folks eat rats, scratch bug bites, and scheme behind each other's backs? How about recreating a Survivor scenario in your living room? Load up on sand, rice, and rodents, invite a few friends over (you can vote them out by midnight), dream up a few immunity challenges, and play the Survivor soundtrack to fully capture the effect of the island contest. With the new-agey drums and chants of the main title theme, "Ancient Voices" (the extended version included here!), the pomp and circumstance of "Big Drama," the thrilling trill of "Survivor Yell," and the suspense of "Tally the Vote"--all culled from the show--you can recall the best days of the Tagi and Pagong. --Tod Nelson ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars This album puts me right on the island
I have a stressful job, and so when I get home I really enjoy listening to music that can put me in another place. Having watched Survivor pretty regularly, I was taken first of all by the fabulous theme song. It was such an interesting mixture of different types of music, something unique that I really hadn't heard anywhere before. Since the music is such a prominent part of the experience of watching Survivor, listening to the album easily put me right back there on the island, only I could imagine the beauty and solitude of it without the politics and discomfort the contestants had to deal with.

There are two versions of the theme (it's called Ancient Voices, composed by Russ Landau) on this record. The first one is an extended version and feels more like a complete song. The second is the theme song as it appears on the show. I just think its haunting and beautiful.

There is plenty of other great stuff as well. Its all instrumental, and mixes world music with more beat oriented stuff. Much more fun than most new-agey instrumental music. I can sit back, close my eyes, and put myself in a beautiful place. It's great!

5-0 out of 5 stars A MUST for all Survivor fans
If you are like me (a die-hard fan of the hit CBS television series) then you will want to own a copy of the soundtrack. This awesome CD includes 19 amazing tracks in all, which were heard throughout the show. Perhaps the best song is "Ancient Voices" which is the theme song of the show. The emotions that composers Russ Landau and David Vanacore put into the songs are simply breathtaking. In short, the show was great and the music is even better.

5-0 out of 5 stars Calling All Survivor Fans
To all the fans of survivor..........

You will LOVE this c.d. If ur as great a fan as me u cannot live without this music.I'd say its the next best thing to the show. There are so many moments reflected in this cd that u will recall from the show it is worth EVERY PENNY of the price! I listen to this cd everywhere and never get annoyed of the songs. If this review relates to u u should really consider buying this cd!!!

5-0 out of 5 stars Survivor the Soundtrack
This cd is a very good cd to use with the survivor the board game
it comes complete with many wonderful tribal songs including the theme.

5-0 out of 5 stars AN AWESOME CD
this cd deserves much more than 5 stars almost every track is good. the only track that i didn't enjoy is buzzed oher than that every track is good. i reccomend this cd to everyone. trust me you will not waste your money, here's how i rate these songs
ancient voices extended-5/5 this track is awesome

new frontier-4/5-a brilliant song but not good enough to br 5 stars

big drama-4/5- again an awesome song

explorer-5/5-this is one of the best songs on the cd

i can see it- 5/5 this is one of the greatest songs ever definetly a classic

my tribe-3/5- this is a goo song but it can't compare to some of the other songs

chase race-5/5 again a very good song

the strong will survive-5/5 not much to say, just a great song

survivor yell-5/5 this is a classic, very well done, brilliant, just brilliant

confrontation-4/5- a good song but not good enough for a 5

snake island-5/5- a good song

mud bath-3/5- an ok song

buzzed-2/5- a flat out boring song not too,too bad but still a boring song, this is the worst song on the cd

island council-5/5 again one of the best songs on the cd

voices of heaven-5/5- a buetiful song a classic

gold- 1000000/5-the best or second best song in the cd

tally the vote-100000/5-the third best song on the cd

ancient voices-1000000/5-tied for the best track on the cd ... Read more

15. Buffy The Vampire Slayer: The Album (1999 Television Series)
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Sarah Michelle Gellar may be saving the world from vampires but her TV show is also helping a few worthy bands get some much needed exposure. Dayton, Ohio's ridiculously prolific Guided by Voices lead things off with the playful "Teenage FBI," a strong distillation of the band's knack for the irrepressible hook. The all-femme Hepburn protest in true "Maggie's Farm" fashion (as in "I ain't gonna work on...") for the quickstepping, bubble-gum punk-pop of "I Quit." Bif Naked's arena anthem "Lucky" is perfect for staring at candles. Garbage are in suitably psychedelic glam shades for "Temptation Waits." Rasputina, the gothic cello ensemble, include the appropriate "Transylvania Concubine." The only misstep is from virtual old-timers the Sundays, who deliver a lazy-day version of the Rolling Stones' "Wild Horses." But this is made up for with the inclusion of Nerf Herder's "Buffy" theme song and Christophe Beck's instrumental theme music, which round out this all-inclusive collection. --Rob O'Connor ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Best Buffy tv soundtrack
I have this, Radio Sunnydale and the OMWF soundtrack but for the show this is still my absolute fave. I'd list my picks for best songs but most of the songs on the cd are favorites that I listen to alot. It has the beautiful song Wild Horses as done by the Sundays that Angel and Buffy danced to, and it has Pain from the great band Four Star Mary (Dingoes on the show). Lucky by Bif Naked is on here, although I already have I Bificus and I have 2 Four Star Mary cds. The music on the early years of the show was really excellent. Songs like Temptation Waits and I Quit are also great and weren't featured on the show. I love the Buffy/Angel theme Close your Eyes and it's on here too. I'd recommend this for any Buffy fan, and especially Buffy fans who love alt rock music.

4-0 out of 5 stars Just the songs we associate with key episodes, please, Joss
My only problem is that I have these genetic defect that makes me tend to reject songs on soundtrack albums that do not appear in the film, or, in this case, a television series. Not that I have any qualms with Joss Whedon's selections for this CD, I just have my own peculiar weltanschauung. I already have Sarah McLachlan's "Full of Grace" from "Becoming, Part 2," which is probably the most memorable song ever to pop up in an episode of "Buffy the Vampire Slayer," seeing as how that was the most memorable episode, so the reason I wanted this collection was for the cover on the Rolling Stone's "Wild Horses" by the Sundays for the third season episode of "The Prom." Joss Whedon knew exactly what he was doing when he picked that song to be playing while Buffy and Angel danced; what couple better fits the line "let's do some living after we've died" more perfectly? Along these same lines having the theme song by Nerf Herder and the haunting "Close Your Eyes (Buffy/Angel Love Theme)" by Christophe Beck are to be as cherished as well. For that matter, if they had Patsy Cline singing "I Fall to Pieces" or Cream's "Tales of Brave Ulysses," that would have been rather classy (not to mention "Soave Fanciulla" from "La Boheme"). As I said, it is the association of music and episodes that matters most for me. The rest is going to be hit and miss for "BtVS" fans where no too people will agree on which half of the album to keep and which to bury in a deep dark place under a full moon. I go with Alison Krauss & Union Station's "It Doesn't Matter" from "When She Was Bad" (but where is Cibo Matto people?) and K's Choice's "Virgin State of Mind" from "Dopplegangland." Certainly this 1999 Soundtrack is something "BtVS" fans will enjoy, but it is one of those CDs where you end up programming the play list to your liking and lock it down for the next time around.

5-0 out of 5 stars An excellent alt rock soundtrack...
Simply put, if you are fan of alt rock and/or Buffy the Vampire Slayer, you will enjoy this album. It is a nice blend of ballads and rockers that really sum up the general feeling of the first four seasons of Buffy. This CD is a welcome addition in anyone's collection, along with the two other Buffy CDs ("Radio Sunnydale" and the soundtrack to "Once More, With Feeling"). Below I have listed which episode each song appears in, because I know a lot of people are curious.

1. "Buffy Theme" (Every episode)
2. "Teenage FBI" (Does not ever appear in the series)
3. "Temptation Waits" (Does not ever appear in the series)
4. "Strong" (episode 1x5 Never Kill a Boy on the First Date)
5. "I Quit" (Does not ever appear in the series)
6. "Over My Head" (Does not ever appear in the series)
7. "Lucky" (episode 4x3 The Harsh Light of Day)
8. "Keep Myself Awake" (episode 4x13 The I in Team)
9. "Virgin State of Mind" (episode 3x16 Doppelgangland)
10. "Already Met You" (episode 1x4 Teacher's Pet)
11. "God is a Man" (episode 4x18 Where the Wild Things Are)
12. "Nothing But You" (episode 4x5 Beer Bad)
13. "It Doesn't Matter" (episode 2x1 When She Was Bad)
14. "Wild Horses" (episode 3x20 The Prom)
15. "Pain" (episodes 2x16 Bewitched Bothered and Bewildered, 3x2 Dead Man's Party and 4x2 Living Conditions)
16. "Charge" (episode 2x19 I Only Have Eyes for You)
17. "Transylvanian Concubine" (episode 2x13 Surprise)
18. "Close Your Eyes" (several but featured heavily in 2x22 Becoming)

5-0 out of 5 stars buffy rules
well, this c.d. rocks it is the best soundtrack, even better then once more with feeling,the one fault is it doesn't have I'll remember you on it , but other then that it rules

4-0 out of 5 stars Vampires
This is the only sound track aside from the musical sound track for Buffy. It's pretty good. I wish there were some other songs on it but I guess that it will do. The music is fun and it fits Buffy well. ... Read more

16. The Civil War - Traditional American Songs And Instrumental Music Featured In The Film By Ken Burns: Original Soundtrack Recording
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5-0 out of 5 stars Two dozen Civil War songs and Sullivan Ballou's Letter
This original soundtrack recording features traditional American songs and instrumental music from "The Civil War" documentary film series by Ken Burns. In addition to "Ashokan Farewell," the signature piece of the film, there are over a dozen more traditional Civil War songs such as "Dixie," "Yankee Doodle," "Battle Hymn of the Republic," "Marching Through Georgia" and "When Johnny Comes Marching Home." There are also several lesser known songs from that period, such as "Cheer Boys Cheer," "Angle Band," "All Quiet on the Potomac," and "Flag of Columbia." The slave song "We Are Climbing Jacob's Ladder" is quite evocative, but what makes this album a real treat is that it includes the emotional high point of the series, Sullivan Ballou's Letter written before the First Battle of Bull Run. Set against the now familiar strains of "Ashokan Farewell," this beautiful letter to his wife by a man anticipating his death, is truly unforgettable.

5-0 out of 5 stars More than a soundtrack...
This CD is the soundtrack for Ken Burns' Civil War documentary. I bought the CD because I enjoyed the music in that documentary. But after listening to this CD I realize how important the music was to that documentary as well as how the music stands alone either as music of the period or just beautiful music.

The best "song" on the CD is a reading of a Sullivan Ballou letter written to his wife a few days before an epic battle. I also enjoyed the theme song to Civil War -- Ashokoan Farewell -- a flowing and melodic piece filled with minor chords that succeed in evoking emotion. The 9th song -- Johhny has Gone For a Soldier -- I'm grateful to have on CD, it was a short and simple piece played several times in the documentary and I had no idea what the name of this song was. Also enjoyable are the various renditions of Dixie, Battle Cry of Freedom, and Battle Hymn of the Republic, and a reading of a poem by Oliver Wendell Homes.

If you enjoyed Ken Burns' Civil War, you'll enjoy this CD for sure as the music continues to evoke the documentary.

5-0 out of 5 stars Good C.D.
This is a very good C.D.- The music takes you all the way back to the civil war. This music is as enjoyable as the documentary. I give this soundtrack five out of five stars.

5-0 out of 5 stars Awesome!
Awesome! Very peaceful and delightful. Get It!

5-0 out of 5 stars Period music, Ashokan Farewell add power to PBS epic....
When I watched The Civil War, Ken Burns' epic documentary, on PBS 13 years ago, I was not only moved by the mix of period paintings, photographs, voiceovers by great actors and David McCullough's wonderful narration, but I was captivated by the music in the soundtrack. From the poignant "Ashokan Farewell" (the signature theme of the film) to a beautiful choral presentation of "The Battle Hymn of the Republic," the songs and military marches from the period added their powerful emotional content to an already engrossing television event.

The Civil War: Traditional American Songs and Instrumental Music Featured in the Film By Ken Burns is a treasure trove of musical gold. Its 28 tracks contain almost a full hour of military marches ("Parade," "Bonnie Blue Flag," "Palmyra Scottische"), sentimental songs ("Lorena," "Johnny Has Gone For A Soldier") and patriotic songs ("Dixie," "The Battle Cry of Freedom") that were popular in both North and South in the 1860s.

Of course, the track most listeners associate with both the documentary is the haunting "Ashokan Farewell," composed by Jay Ungar and performed by Ungar with Evan Stover, Matt Glaser, Molly Mason and Russ Barenger. It is a beautiful modern folk composition (originally heard in Fiddle Fever's "Waltz of the Wind" album) that reflects the tragic split between North and South that resulted in America's ugliest and bloodiest war. It is presented twice on this album, first in its entirety (track 3) and closes the CD along with a reading of Sullivan Ballou's last letter to his wife shortly before his death at the first battle of Bull Run.

What strikes me after all these years is the creativity and care taken by the producers to make this a worthwhile listening experience. While some of the marches and patriotic songs are played by bands with brass and percussion instruments, others are played to great effect by unexpected instruments. "The Battle Cry of Freedom," one of the great marching songs in the Northern repertoire and normally performed bombastically by bands or choruses, is played here by pianist Jacqueline Schwab with delicate sensibility and simplicity. In a similar vein, "Marching Through Georgia" is heard as both a triumphant fiddle romp performed by Fiddle Fever to underscore the mood of Sherman's army, then it is a lament played mournfully by pianist Schwab to reflect the feelings of loss and defeat by Georgians caught in the path of the "March to the Sea." It is a devastatingly effective use of music, and it draws the listener's ears, heart and mind into the drama and tragedy of the Civil War era. ... Read more

17. Best of Schoolhouse Rock
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5-0 out of 5 stars Entertaining for young and old alike!
I remember watching schoolhouse rock when I was a child and I use to sing those songs constantly. I bought this CD for my daughter who, although is only 5 years old now, is singing the songs too. She will learn the meaning of each song as she gets older. I plan on buying every one of the videos as well.

5-0 out of 5 stars I love Schoolhouse Rock!
I can't believe I found this. Almost everyday in math class, I find myself using my 3s timestable and thinking of the Multiplication Rock song. And in Lit, I am constantly humming Conjunction Junction. I thought I'd never hear my favourites from Schoolhouse Rock again...forget that. I'm so getting this CD!!!

5-0 out of 5 stars Great choice, along with the new SCRIPTURE Rock
This disc is indispensable for children's education.
Also, I just found exactly what I was looking for - a disc called *Scripture* Rock. They still have the magic!

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent
As A teacher, I believe that each and every student in my 3rd grade class benifits from this video. I have seen child after child humming the tunes to, "unpack your adjectives" and "I'm just a Bill". Even As A teacher I learn from these videos. I love the music mixed with the wit and humor of it. I think that we could all learn a little by watching "SchoolHouse Rock!"

3-0 out of 5 stars CD is good, but the box set is better!!!
I love schoolhouse Rock, I love the songs and I love the videos. So I only giving this 3 stars because some of the better songs are not included here. "A Noun Is A Person Place Or Thing", "Elementary My Dear", "Lolly Lolly Lolly (Get Your Adverbs Here)" and others are all missing. Here is some advise... if you are a fan, spend a few extra dollars and buy the box set. It has EVERY song ever made for Schoolhouse Rock. You wont be dissapointed. ... Read more

18. 24
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Creator/producer Joel Surnow's hit action-suspense series largely turns on an innovative fusion of real-time plot line delivered by aggressive camera work and multi-frame editing technique. But no small part of the show's intensely propulsive drive -- and much of its dramatic tension and atmospheric textures -- are consistently delivered by the music of young composer Sean Callery, who's won three straight Emmy nominations (winning once) for his contributions to the series. The composer personally selected and annotated the tracks for this anthology of his best work from the show's first three seasons, anchored by a complete version of the show's usually truncated theme. Though it shares similarities with Michael Giacchino's work onAlias, Callery's work here is consistently darker, an electro-organic fusion that spans tense, brooding orchestral passages and thrashing dollops of metallic-edged techno. Yet the composer also delivers moments of melodic, almost mournful solitude, while the third season's story line inspires some evocative Latin influences as well. Callery's background in sound effects editing contributes much to the rich sonic textures here, yielding a pioneering approach that portends a bright future for the composer.--Jerry McCulley ... Read more

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3-0 out of 5 stars Falls Short...
I bought the CD hoping to listen to the more intense moments from 24. A lot of the CD is the atmospheric music and eerie choir-ish sounds.

The main theme is extended so that the best part is at the very end. "Up and Down Stairs" is one of the more exciting pieces which is awesome. Other cool ones include

LA at 9:00 A.M.
Jack On The Move
Jack in the Limo (though a repetitive 2:41 minutes)
Copter Chase Over L.A.
Alexis (Very sly)
and Coliseum Finale

The rest just sounds too weird for me. I like the intense action music from 24 and this CD does not put all of it in. I remember hearing a part near the end of an episode and I thought "Wow! That's some exciting music! I can't wait to see if there is a 24 soundtrack!"

5-0 out of 5 stars Tribute to a great Show
The CD arrived just the otherday and I'm glad to have it. For those who like techno music, this ones for you. It reminds me of the days back in the '80's when Jan Hammer(Miami Vice fame) was the hot item. The "24" theme song is a strong rendition of what this show is all about. Yet, the others listed are of the shows plot renditions, it is strong, lively and to the point. You can close you eyes and combine the works of Pink Floyd, Tomita, Jan Hammer, and other great synthesiser musicians and find out that Sean Callery is a promising upcoming star. Some of the works are short, somewhat sad since they do have a lot of promise. But Callery brings to life the sole of this fast paced show with clear and crisp fast moving music. Yet he does know how to work the feelings of Jack Bauer when his interludes in the scenes involving Jack's wife and daughter, a real soft moving pieces that show the softer side of our beloved hero. All in all its pretty good music to just listen and get the juices flowing. Lets get some of the previous season out also. Hope they consider a follow-up or let Callery do some freelancing.

5-0 out of 5 stars Almost as addictive as the show
The soundtrack promo came up in last week's (Season 4) episode, and I could not stop grinning.I'm neurochemically hooked on the show, and I've always wanted the closing credits music on CD.The expanded "24" theme gives you the feel of the whole show - hope (strings/synth), tension (percussion), duty (military snare/high horns), and sacrifice (piano/low horns).

Sean Callery's approach has a lot in common with Graeme Revell's score for "The Negotiator" and Mark Snow's TV scores ("The X-Files", "Millennium").The choice of tracks couldn't be better.There are no musical reminders of lesser moments in the show like "Jack on Smack" or "Yep, Kim's in The Cougar Trap".

"Up and Down Stairs" has enough guitar and groove to fill a dance floor."Kim and Terry's Escape from The Safe House" sounds like a guest shot from Juno Reactor, with a frantic drum n' bass rhythm and Middle Eastern chanting."Alexis" is just plain sexy, and a good fit for fans of electro-goth band Collide.

Tracks like "'Copter Chase over L.A." and "Coliseum Finale" are all business, with quasi-military music riding a tick-tock beat.
"Season One Finale/Terry's Death" conveys the show as effectively as the main theme.There's a whole bunch of drama, then it sounds like things will be OK...then, the sickening twist.

You've gotta watch the show, and you've gotta have the music underneath it.Like any good TV music, Callery's soundtrack merits casual listening when the TV's off.

5-0 out of 5 stars awesome
i'd been hoping and praying and griping in forums ever since season 1 for a 24 tv soundtrack to be released, so imagine my surprise when i stumbled across a discussion about the 24 tv soundtrack the other day. i'm an OST and 24 junkie, so i'm pretty biased in giving this album 5 stars, but trust me, it's a very top-notch production [didn't callery win an award for best tv score?]. anyways, my only disappointment with the soundtrack is that i was hoping they'd include the music that was playing [during season 3] when chase and the strike team are Metal-Gear-Solid-ing into the apt where saunders is supposedly hiding out in, in order to take him down before jack must kill chappelle... but all the tracks present are so good it pretty much makes up for that =)

5-0 out of 5 stars Stop, Watch,And Listen
The real time action adventure TV drama 24 has always been a favorite of mine since its launch in 2001. Amid the nail biting cliffhanger storylines, superb acting by star Kiefer Sutherland, as the intense hero Jack Bauer, and its cinematic size and scope, composer Sean Callery makes sure the score is the icing on the cake. The long awaited soundtrack for the series is finally here.

Callery's main title never gets heard when the episodes are first broadcast because of the "previously" segments and the end credits have promos for other shows running over them. The first time I actually heard it was when I bought the first season DVD box set. It's nice to hear the full version of the theme on the CD. The music for 24 works because Callery wisely makes sure the music, like the series, is unconventional. The action sequences aren't overwhelmed with bombastic tones but the underlyng tension and excitement is no less effective--thanks the unique instrumentation. "Jack On The Move" and "Jack In The Limo" illustrate what I mean. Slow build--but no flourishes-he lets the on screen action takes care of that.

The soundtrack consists of music from seasons 1-3. The CD hasl9 tracks and a running time of 51:25. The insert includes informative liner notes from Callery about the music of 24--as well as a word from series co-creator, Joel Surnow. The soundtack is recommended for any loyal viewer of the show or collector. ... Read more

19. Queer As Folk: Fourth Season
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Showtime’s critically acclaimed and highly rated original program Queer As Folk is back!The 4th season soundtrack is in stores June 22th and features 14 of the most memorable songs from this season. ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars A nice change of pace...
It is no doubt that the current season of "Queer as Folk" has been targeting a much deeper degree of topics than the previous three seasons. So, even though it did come as a surprise, it is no doubt why the new Season Four soundtrack stands out on its own from the rest of the collection. This time around, there isn't the steady flow of dance music laced together in what has become an almost tedious fashion. Upon listening to the cd the first time, I was let down at this realization. I wasn't really sure what to think. However, it all quickly grew on me and I can now say that it comes as a nice change to a show that has grown and changed with us all over the years. The tracks are much darker... like the taste of what we were given on the second cd of the season three soundtrack. However, they still resonate better than the last. Not exactly "happy" music... much of the complaint ridden selections cover such experiences as lost love, death, and the other darker tones of this season's subject matter. Listen to it without the expetation of another club-dance collection and it is easily appreciated in its true form.
I have heard a lot of bad reviews for the cd. Mainly in the matter of people being disappointed that it does not fall into the same category as the last three soundtracks. To stay the same is boring. We need change! And, that is exactly what this cd does this time around...

2-0 out of 5 stars 2 stars because its a Queer as Folk CD
OK I admit I have got into a bit of a rut with the Q as F CDs and I have previously bought them and loved them for the dance tracks. I was disappointed with CD 2 from season 3 as it was not great dance music, most of it old and already in my collection. It was therefore with some trepidation I bought CD 4. Unfortunately for me season 4 continues the downward spiral of season 3 CD 2. I bought it on the strength of season 1, 2 and 3 (CD 1) and really wish I had had the opportunity to listen to it before purchase. Any crticism is a personal thing and not all will agree but I stand by comments I have made to friends such as it makes me want to cut my throat, its a bad T-rex cover etc.
I agree with the reviews that say the music in Q as F is an essential part in telling the story however people have bought the previous CDs on the strength of the club tracks and trying to get that Babylon / Woody's feeling. I feel cheated as this CD is such a complete change in direction and its not even good alternative music. Much of it is old and depressing, at least with seasons 1-3 when I listened I was always 'uplifted' as its 'happy' music.
This review is an edit of my original as I have re-listened to the CD since then trying to find something about it I like. Though I appreciate some of the tracks more now I still feel like I am listening to a Leonard Cohen CD.
For the sake of set completion I am glad I have season 4 but all in all it is very very very different from previous seasons and for those that just 'lurved' the soundtracks to season 1-3 you will probably be as disappointed as those of us who have given this 1 or 2 stars

3-0 out of 5 stars QAF:S4 A Change in Direction and BPMs
I purchased Queer As Folk: Season Four spur of the moment thinking it would be a great summer Hi-NRG disc for listening in my car. After my initial disappointment, where I thought briefly of writing a "don't bother" type of review, I decided to really take a listen. After further consideration, I believe it makes for good listening, but not if your in the mood for a continuous bump and grind upbeat dance mix. There is nothing bad on this CD and it does have a number of dance-oriented selections, but some cuts are more worthwhile than others including Cue the Pulse to Begin by Burnside Project, Train by Goldfrapp, Understanding the New Violence by The Uncut which has an early 80's dance/new wave retro sound, the hilarious showbizzy/loungy If I Were a Man by Andrea Menard and the melodic Wonderful Life by Black, the main title cut from his 1987 release. Listening to the lyrics of Wonderful Life one can understand why it was chosen by the producers of the series. I hope our lives are more multi-dimensional than just going to the local cha-cha palace on Saturday night and the culture that surrounds it. The QAF:S4 soundtrack, while not a classic, proves that a change in direction can be a good thing. I applaud the producers of the series and the CD for taking chances and risking alienating fans which they have done here obviously. After all, the same thing over and over again is boring and not very creative.

4-0 out of 5 stars COMING OF AGE
I believe this new CD is great! I know it's not anything like the other 3 seasons, but neither is the TV show. It's their "coming of age" and this new CD is exactly that. There is less dance club and more realistic (if that is the right word) music. It is more meaningful. There are, of course, still some club mixes and an awesome broadway-type tune on the CD. I think, if you love the show, you will love the CD.

1-0 out of 5 stars What happened here?
I purchased the Season 4 soundtrack with anticipation of greatness and what I found was certainly a let down. This is the worst of all the soundtracks; I was expecting so much more. When they started this new season with this great new opening and the Cue to Begin song I thought wow. The music that is in the show is so much better than what they placed on the soundtrack. The mix that was chosen for Cue to Begin was a sad one and a major let down. The mix that is actually on the show is so much better and I guess that I was expecting to hear something similar. I would not suggest purchasing this seasons sountrack and hopefully they will hear our pleas for better music in the future. The first three seasons are worth the purchase. ... Read more

20. Battlestar Galactica
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Average Customer Review: 4.33 out of 5 stars
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4-0 out of 5 stars A New Take For A New Series
Richard Gibbs had the unenviable task of following up to Stu Phillip's iconic score for the original Battlestar Galactica. However, rather than go with the now formulaic big and brassy space opera score that he chose a more minimalistic and tribal score. It is not only a perfect match for the reimagination of the Galactica universe, but it's a pretty decent score on its own.

Gibbs hits the kind of atmosphere that Evan Chen tried to hit with his soundtrack to 1999's "Crusade", but does it with much more restraint and must less dissonance. He uses traditional orchestral arrangements with electronic percussion to great effect, blending tribal beats with more conventional underscoring. The first track "Are You Alive?" sets the tone with an understated drum theme that reappears throughout the soundtrack, before the score veers into pulse-pounding action tracks like "Launch Vipers" and pieces that brilliantly reflect the struggle of the Galactica's crew against overwhelming odds.

If you're a fan of traditional space opera scoring, you'll probably be disappointed with this album. If you like a more restrained and atmospheric score, this is a worthwhile album.

5-0 out of 5 stars Completely different from the original...and a success!
When I first heard about a remake of the "Battlestar Galactica" TV Series, I was excited for several reasons, one of which was the score. Who was going to compose it? Would they use the original theme? When I saw the music would be composed by Richard Gibbs, a composer that I was not familiar with (although I listen to a huge amount of soundtracks). I was never-the-less quite disappointed.

My opinion has changed immensely since my original impression! After viewing the mini-series (which I was *extremely* pleased with), I have to say the score was terrific! It's completely different from Stu Phillips' approach to the original 70's series, and still a great listen.

Some of the tracks, such as Track 4 ("To Kiss Or Not To Kiss") has a theme in it that literally brings tears to my eyes. It's a very emotional theme that has a certain "tribal" quality to it. In fact, most of the music has this sound...kind of a "Thomas Newman meets Hans Zimmer" flair. But I do not mean this to describe Gibbs' score as a knock-off of anything's entirely original and I am thrilled that it got a release on CD.

I look forward to what Richard Gibbs will bring us once the series premieres in the fall of 2004 on the Sci-Fi Channel.

4-0 out of 5 stars Grand, Sweeping Space Opera - No! Beautiful - Yes!!!
As a fan of Stu Phillips' wonderfull score for the original 1978 version of Battlestar Galactica I was keen to hear it revived again for the new Sci-fi Channel miniseries. This was not to be the case!
The director wanted a non-intusive, minimalist approach to scoring this new "re-invented" version of the show.
Composer Richard Gibbs (Queen Of The Damned) was given this difficult task and (along with assistant Bear McCreary) composed a score that not only compliments the imagery on the show perfectly but stands alone as a great listen on CD!
At first I found it too subtle or gentle but the more I heard it the more it grew on me. It's use of ethnic instuments mixed with western styles works well. Some tracks really stand out for their sheer beauty. 'To Kiss Or Not To Kiss' is lovely and 'The Storm And The Dead' is just glorious! The "action" tracks are simple but very good in their use of Japanese taiko drums with synth backing.
If you only like your "space opera" music in the vein of Star Wars, Star Trek or the original Battlestar style then perhaps this score isn't for you. I love all of the above but found this new approach of minimalist action scoring refreshingly different. I'm very pleased with this soothingly stylish addition to the sci-fi music universe. Bravo Mr. Gibbs! ... Read more

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