Sunday, October 01, 2006

Saturday Is For Soundtrack: Buffy The Vampire Slayer - Part 2

US cover.
International cover.

The last commercial soundtrack release out of three, this cd, release in 2003, consists songs that were featured mostly in season 6 of Buffy. The tracks are well-picked, with slices of various genres of music, and it really introduced me to some new indie artists. The US version has a much shorter tracklist than the international version, which managed to include the ultimate Buffy song 'Full Of Grace' by Sarah McLachlan instead of 'Prayer Of Saint Francis'. Here are 5 tracks that I pick for your listening pleasure:

The Dandy Warhols - Bohemian Like You: Fun straightforward rock song.
Nikka Costa - Everybody Got Their Something: Funky upbeat party starter. It was featured briefly in Buffy, when Willow turned on the radio and danced to it, then Giles told her to stop.
Angie Hart - Blue: Drenchingly melancholy song. It murmurs in your ears for two-thirds of the song and then burst into loud guitar riffs. I've never heard of this artist before, and though this remains the only song of her I've listened, I still really love it. The kind of song you want to lie down on the floor at midnight while listening, as that is how the song was played in the show, when Jonathan was killed by Warren.
Fonda - The Sun Keeps Shining: Amazing song. The intro's the equivalent of driving in your car on a sunny day and throwing your hand up in the air. So uplifting it cheers me up everytime.
Aimee Mann - Pavlov's Bell: Great psychedelic, melodic song, nice for a burdensome Monday morning.
Buy it here

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