Thursday, January 31, 2008
Based upon a solid collection of folk-y songs, the Juno soundtrack is basically a low-key indie-mixtape. Quiet and unassuming, the music moves much in the same fashion as the movie, which if you haven't seen it, you should. Musicians from every era, from Buddy Holly to Cat Power and everything between (both musically and chronologically) are prominently displayed in the 46 minutes of playing time. The eclectic mix is only fitting, because much of the storyline during the movie is interjected with well-written touches of musical anecdotes and references. I would say, other than a custom, original soundtrack, Juno is the best collection since the brilliantly put-together Garden State soundtrack. Although it will forever be hard to beat that record, Juno stands upon the laurels of the featured artists, and does so with pride and excellence.
Cat Power "Sea of Love"