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Where The Wild Things Are Original Motion Picture Soundtrack: Original Songs By Karen O And The Kids [Soundtrack]

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listen  1. IglooKaren O And The Kids 1:48$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  2. All Is LoveKaren O And The Kids 2:50$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  3. CapsizeKaren O And The Kids 2:38$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  4. Worried ShoesKaren O And The Kids 4:12$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  5. RumpusKaren O And The Kids 2:44$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  6. Rumpus RepriseKaren O And The Kids 1:53$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  7. HideawayKaren O And The Kids 5:11$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  8. CliffsKaren O And The Kids 2:59$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  9. AnimalKaren O And The Kids 4:10$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen10. Lost FurCarter Burwell 1:06$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen11. Heads UpKaren O And The Kids 2:56$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen12. Building All Is LoveKaren O And The Kids 3:32$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen13. Food Is Still HotKaren O And The Kids 2:45$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen14. Sailing HomeKaren O And The Kids 1:02$0.99  Buy MP3 

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  • Audio CD (September 29, 2009)
  • Original Release Date: 2009
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Soundtrack
  • Label: Interscope Records
  • ASIN: B002M2N9MA
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (38 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #9,707 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Editorial Reviews

Soundtrack to the long-awaited 2009 motion picture. The score was written and performed by Karen O of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs and her friends, including members of Services, Afternoons, Deerhunter, Queens Of The Stoneage, The Dead Weather, Raconteurs, Liars and others. Where The Wild Things Are is the film version of one the most beloved books of all time, written by Maurice Sendak. Universal. 2009.

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23 of 25 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars My 3 year old loves it and so do I! October 1, 2009
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Language: English (change)

We just received this from Amazon today. Ran to listen to it and danced for a long while! My daughter has been so excited for the movie and so I thought I would purchase this to keep her from asking me almost daily if its time to see the movie.
I am also a HUGE fan of the Yea yea yeas and Karen O so I thought hands down I would enjoy this just as much as my little one and it was something we could enjoy with appropriate lyrics :) One thing I did not pay attention to is that it is only the Karen O songs, so if you are looking for the first trailer song by Arcade fire "wake up" you will not find it here. I suggest you buy the whole album of Arcade Fire...its great!
Go get it if you cannot wait to see the film! You will be happy!
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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars "LET THE WILD RUMPUS START!" October 9, 2009
Format:Audio CD
"Hi," softly whisperes Max.
"I could use a story," answers his mother.

Thus begins the soundtrack to the highly anticipated release of the much beloved children's classic, 'Where The Wild Things Are.' Fortunately for us, the film is in good hands (Spike Jonze), and luckily, the soundtrack is in the hands of Karen O (of Yeah Yeah Yeahs)and The Kids. The result is a smartly composed fourteen track dream that successfully manages to capture and blend clever child-like tunes (kid choir and all) and sweetly crafted mature pop songs for those adults with an indie flare. Fear not. 'Where The Wild Things Are' ranks among the best soundtracks. It's stands confidently alongside Aimee Mann's 'Magnolia.'

Charming, fun, and yes, quite adorable, 'WTWTA' boasts some endearing tracks. The obvious standout is 'All is Love.' With live children backing up Karen O (who sounds much like a kid herself), "L-O-V-E, it's a mystrey," never sounded so sweet. However, 'Worried Shoes' is a surprise heart-tugger as well. It's a wonderful and much welcome cover of Daniel Johnston's original. 'Capsize,' which doesn't appear in the film, is mysterious, almost tribal-like, and wild, which I suppose is quite appropriate. And who could forget 'Igloo' with it lovely humming accompanied by acoustics and twinkles? I haven't. The rest is simply logical; We hear a few exerpts from the film and the music is consistent throughout. It's a great strat to what could be motion picture triumph-let's hope!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars FanFreakingTasic October 15, 2009
I just watched the short film on the making of the soundtrack and as it progressed I found myself leaning in further and further toward the screen of my computer. This soundtrack is just beautiful. It makes me feel like jumping on a trampoline and making a fort. Karen O is a goddess.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars two soundtracks is too unnecessary! December 3, 2009
Format:Audio CD
I just saw the movie and thoroughly enjoyed it! The score by Carter Burwell and additional soundtrack by Karen O And The Kids made the movie even better. Really enjoyed both their musical contributions. But now I have to buy two separate soundtracks because they refused to put the entire soundtrack on one cd or two disc set. I don't know if it's a money thing, some logistics I'm unaware of or just something they wanted to do, but in the future... one movie, one soundtrack.

p.s. the Arcade Fire song that's in the trailer is not on the soundtrack or in the movie. Just buy the Arcade Fire album "Funeral"
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars It's About Time For A Little Audio Rumpus March 6, 2010
Format:Audio CD
I saw the movie of WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE when it came out in theatres in October 2009. I thought the film was a solid adaptation and expansion that remained true to the spirit of the original story by Maurice Sendak. There are some very impressive visuals in the movie, but for me the thing I remembered most was the music. The movie soundtrack features original (mostly) songs by Karen O and the Kids. Before seeing the movie, I had never heard of Karen O, but apparently she's the lead vocalist for a band called the Yeah Yeah Yeahs and I might check out some of their work now because I was so impressed by her vocals on WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE. The tracks on this album are a perfect compliment to the film. The songs capture the vibrant enthusiasm, youthful energy, and childlike questioning that is at the heart of the tone and mood of the movie. I have some favorite tracks on the album, including "Igloo", "All Is Love", "Capsize", "Building All Is Love", and "Sailing Home". However, all of the songs flow quite well together; they're more akin to movements than separate pieces, and you can listen to the entire album without realizing that you've heard 14 different tunes. Children, especially those who have seen the film, will probably enjoy the album, but there's a lot here that adults will appreciate perhaps even more.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars It's a great SOUNDTRACK meaning accompanying the film October 8, 2011
Format:Audio CD
It's impossible to refer to this music without first referencing the movie.

I loved "Where the Wild Things Are" although the movie definitely has flaws. The obvious flaw (but also this is what makes the film boldly great) is that Spike Lee took a brief picturebook and stretched it into a lengthy and emotional story. The movie is beautiful, poignant and extremely artistic.

As artistic is the movie so is the accompanying music. The film is complicated yet childish, surrealistic yet gritty, touching and scary. A thumping soundtrack with commercial songs would ruin the very unique vibe that is created.

What I am trying to say is that these tunes fare much better when playing with the film then on their own. The songs are very quirky, sparse, eccentric and touch upon child's music...which it should. Karen O of the Yea, Yea Yeas is the main artist with many notable contributors. They perfectly reflect the [perceived] vision of the director.

I feel that the only song that fits the category of accessibility outside of the film is "All is Well" which is a beautiful yet conventional song. If you saw the movie then these songs will mean something. If you haven't, don't bother with this material.
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5.0 out of 5 stars :(
The amazon gift wrap was all broken and ripped apart due to the rough handling and that makes me a very sad person. :(
Published 2 months ago by Rafael Piana Rodríguez
5.0 out of 5 stars Wife and daughter love it.
This was another good music purchase. My wife and daughter love this and it is frequently in the CD player in her car.
Published 6 months ago by Chris
4.0 out of 5 stars Gorgeous soundtrack for a gorgeous movie
Where the Wild Things Are is one of my favourite movies, and this CD is wonderful. It doesn't contain Carter Burwell's score (which can be found elsewhere) save for one track,... Read more
Published 7 months ago by C. Sanderson
3.0 out of 5 stars Not a fan
It is a great book. I never saw the movie. Honestly, I just didn't really think the music when with my understanding of the book. Even if it did go with the movie. Read more
Published 8 months ago by Teri Bee
5.0 out of 5 stars So Beautiful
I love Karen O, I love this movie. The music is so great, makes you smile, makes you cry. Wonderful!
Published 10 months ago by Paris
5.0 out of 5 stars My Art students love it!
Wonderful soundtrack! I teach elementary art and play it for my students. (especially if we are doing a Wild Things project.) They love it!
Published 13 months ago by ambdavi
5.0 out of 5 stars i love the soundtrack!
I can listen to the soundtrack all the time! it is great music and I absolutely love it. The CD came in perfect condition, no scratches at all.
Published on June 17, 2012 by yoshers
5.0 out of 5 stars One of The Best Soundtracks I've Ever Heard
The soundtrack to the 2009 film may be one of the best film soundtracks ever released, and even one of the best soundtracks I've heard in my life. Read more
Published on May 20, 2012 by VCanete
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved the movie, love this album even more.
I'm not a "soundtrack" kind of person, but after I saw the movie, I went right to Amazon and purchased this soundtrack. Read more
Published on November 5, 2011 by Deborah
5.0 out of 5 stars wild things
I loved the movie and now I have the cd and I like it a lot. Very special. Glad I bought it.
Published on May 2, 2011 by cecile
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Where Is The Trailer Version of Arcade Fire's Wake Up???
I 100% agree here. The trailer version introduced me to the Arcade Fire and is just a great version of an already great song. Hopefully it gets released as either bonus content or a digital download.
Sep 29, 2009 by Bradley Weber |  See all 7 posts
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