Music From The O.C. Mix 4 Soundtrack, Import
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1. Decent Days And Nights - The Futureheads: 5/5 = The Futureheads are a great band, this song gets you up and moving.
2. Goodnight And Go - Imogen Heap: 5/5 = Another great song, cool techno sounds bring this song to life. Great lyrics.
3. Fortress - Pinback: 5/5 = Good lyrics, simple chords, a good song.
4. On The Table - A.C. Newman: 5/5 = Fun, upbeat song. Good to listen to in the car
5. To Be Alone With You - Sufjan Stevens: 5/5 = This is a beautifully written song, with great lyrics and music. The banjo adds a nice touch.
6. Play - Flunk: 4/5 = Intresting...not much to say about it, but it grows on you
7. Scarecrow - Beck: 4/5 = Not the best Beck song I've heard, kind of melancholy and dull at points
8. The View - Modest Mouse: 5/5 = Fun song, has pop and energy, good lyrics
9. Hardcore Days & Softcore Nights - Aqueduct: 3/5 = Probably my least favorite song on the album
10. Cartwheels - The Reindeer Section: 5/5 = Nice, soft song, has a good sound
11. Eve, The Apple Of My Eye - Bell X1: 5/5 = Dreamy, sweet, sad song that makes you want to keep it on repeat
12. Champagne Supernova - Matt Pond PA: 5/5 = My favorite song on the album, mainly because of the moment it was played on the show. Nice long song, cool strings added into the mix of the song make it fun and worthwhile.
OVERALL GRADE: 56/60 = 93%
Good album if love The OC and want to get into new indie bands
As far at the album, and my opinion of it, I would have bought the entire album for the Reindeer Section's contribution. I wrote my first music review on that song, and it landed me the job.
Even if you can't stand this show, this album is worth a listen.
The music of "The OC" has gained considorable respect over the short couple of years, acting as the main launching pad for great artists including Death Cab, Jem and The Killers. Because of this show, and its terrific soundtracks, Mellow Rock and Alternative have certainly become two of my favourite musical genres.
So once again, producer (and creator of the show) Josh Schwartz has intoduced more fantastic artists, along with their wonderful songs. I know everyone has their tastes, but for me, my Top 3 songs would have to be:
1) "Cartwheels" - by The Reindeer Section: This is a soothing mellow rock song. It has beautiful musical arrangement, as it includes string instruments, which add a great melodic stength to the song.
2) "Eve, the Apple of My Eye" - by Bell XY: this is a moving ballad which has gorgeous piano chords the whole way through. The lyrics are also very metaphorical.
3) "Champagne Supernova" - by Matt Pond PA: this is a cover song of Oasis' original rock classic. This version is very well done, with energetic electric guitar and a string arrangement at the end, which adds real depth to the song.
Other great songs include Sufjan Stevens' "To be alone with you" a calm, and relaxing mellow song. It's beautiful! To lighten things up, it features a "dancier" track, "Play" by Flunk.
So as you can see, there is terrific range in the songs, from very slow all the way to very up-tempo, "The OC: Mix 4" is yet another brilliant soundtrack from the equally fantastic show! This is the perfect cure for an "OC" Obsessive Compulsive, such as myself! I can't wait for the next installment!
But even people who don't like "The O.C." have to admit that the hit series has done a wonderful service for indie music. Rather than mining current pop hits, the soundtrack makes use of the vast indie rock world. And the fourth soundtrack shows that they're not running out of groups -- it uses everything from neo-folk to trip-pop.
Among the better known groups on here are the Futureheads' energetic driven rock, Beck's melancholy lament, Pinback's medium-tempo pop with its stoned vocals, A.C. Newman's fuzzy piano pop, and Modest Mouse's twisting psychedelic tapestry. It's a credit to the people who selected this that they are apparently chosen for both catchiness AND quality.
But there are also lesser-known groups included here: Aqueduct provides an unmelodious (but strangely appealing) pop tune, Sufjan Stevens croons softly over his guitar, Bell X1 provides gentle piano-folk, and Matt Pond PA provides a rather lackluster finale.
The crowning jewels are probably the most underrated pop groups of today. One is Frou Frou's vocalist Imogen Heap, with the enchantingly sweet "Goodnight and Go." And Norwegian group Flunk gives us sparkling trip-folk with the delicate vocals -- not their best song, but still very pretty and airy.
Were it not for Matt Pond PA, this would probably be the ideal little mix CD, with both "big" indie bands and those that many people have never heard of, or at least never bothered to listen to. And this collection includes just about everything -- discordant rock to psychedelic grandeur to airy pop tunes.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This soundtrack will no doubt always remind us of a specific period of time when the OC was on TV - for many of us, high school and early college. Read morePublished on June 15, 2013 by Jess
This has lots of great music from the later season. A good variety with something for everyone. Sounds like the soundtrack to my highschool years.Published on January 29, 2012 by Gub
its a good CD if you like indie music!
if you like the OC soundtracks, you should definately check out the One tree hill soundtracks... Read more
Is there any OC mix that has Wheezer's song Beverly Hills on it? I could have sworn that the OC mix 4 had that song????!! I was going to buy it b/c of that song!Published on July 14, 2006
I don't watch the O.C. I have nothing against it, I just never seem to see it. But I always hear things about how good the music is, so I figured I'd check out this... Read morePublished on January 25, 2006 by Cat Marigold
This mix was yet another success. But I have to admit, the first one is still the best. I also wish they had the song "The World at Large" by Modest Mouse. Read morePublished on January 24, 2006 by joe joe t
This mix was yet another succcess. It had many brilliantly performed songs which otherwise would have probably never been heard. Read morePublished on November 21, 2005 by Isabel
I really think that it was the best mix out of all The O.C. mixes, but there is one bad point. The first half is full of all these good songs, while the last half is so boring that... Read morePublished on November 2, 2005 by Kyoko Hatakeyama
OK, this CD has some good bands on it, but it all seems so insincere. They don't actually care about the music! Read morePublished on August 4, 2005 by Caddishly E. Aggravated