Me Without You:
Music from the Motion Picture
First Appeared at The Music Box, September 2002, Volume 9, #9
Written by John Metzger
Music and movies go hand-in-hand, and when done right, the pairing can convey a wealth of emotions that cuts to the very soul. Movie soundtracks albums, on the other hand, are, more often than not, hit and miss affairs, eclectic in nature, but inherently lacking in cohesion without dialogue or storyline to make the necessary connections between the songs.
Fortunately, thatís not entirely the case with the collection of music featured in the film Me Without You. The movie is a coming of age tale set in the late í70s and early í80s, and while that wasnít exactly the golden age of rock ínĎ roll (or pop music, for that matter), its soundtrack does a respectable job of providing an overview of the sounds from that era. It mixes these with a trio of oldies (Sonny & Cherís classic I Got You Babe, Nick Drakeís Cello Song, and Tim Buckleyís Strange Feeling), a remake of the theme from a UK television show, and a terrific new tune by Super Furry Animals. As such, itís likely to appeal mostly to those who grew up in the í80s listening to the likes of Adam & The Ants, The Clash, Echo & The Bunnymen, and Depeche Mode. But it also might suit the youngsters of today who are ready to explore the world beyond Britney and NíSync.
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1 Star: Pitiful
2 Stars: Listenable
3 Stars: Respectable
4 Stars: Excellent
5 Stars: Can't Live Without It!!
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