Everybody likes to make fun of “Twilight” – adults, children, house pets – but the producers of the films threw a monkey wrench in the gears of the irony machine by stuffing the soundtrack to their latest effort full of awesome songs from ultra-cool indie bands. “Eclipse” is a who’s who of moody indie rock, featuring a lineup that would make Pitchfork’s brains explode: Beck, Bat For Lashes, Metric, Vampire Weekend, Muse, the Black Keys…the list goes on and on. Perhaps this all shouldn’t be surprising given that music supervisor Alexandra Patsavas made a name for herself turning television’s “The O.C.” into an avenue for indie rock exposure, but it’s still a very pleasant surprise to see the music from a “Twilight” film become the “Singles” soundtrack of the aughts.
‘Scott Pilgrim vs. the World’ is there , too , making the top of the list as #1
Set your hip meter to hyperspeed, kids, because one of the year’s coolest movies has what is absolutely the year’s coolest soundtrack. Director Edgar Wright and producer Nigel Godrich would have a hit on their hands if you based your judgment solely on the included pre-existing tracks from indie superduperstars like Broken Social Scene, Beachwood Sparks (contributing a kick-ass cover of Sade’s “By Your Side”), and Frank Black, but toss in the original songs written for the flick (Hipster hero Beck penned all the tunes for the title character’s band, Sex Bob-Omb), and you have 2010′s best conjunction of movie and music. See if you can make it through Metric’s sexy “Black Sheep” (performed on-screen by the sexy Brie Larson as the sexy Envy Adams) without swooning.
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