Various Artists - Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World Soundtrack (Vinyl)

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Original soundtrack to the 2010 motion picture features four new songs by Beck under the guise of Sex Bob-omb and two versions of a totally new Beck track. Also on the soundtrack are tracks by indie heroes Broken Social Scene, Beachwood Sparks and Frank Black - alongside classic Rock anthems from stalwarts Rolling Stones and T.Rex plus a stellar inclusion from Britpop kings The Bluetones.

The soundtracks to movies adapted from comic books are often marketing free-for-alls; promoting bands takes precedence over choosing songs that make sense for the film. However, nothing could be further from the truth for Scott Pilgrim vs. the World's music. Since so much of the comic revolves around the bands that the characters play in, the film was already somewhat protected from having a bunch of random songs crammed into its soundtrack, but the film's creative team ensured that the music was done right. Director Edgar Wright's other films (Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, etc.) boast soundtracks that brim with personality onscreen and play more like mixtapes than albums in their own right; that feeling continues here with picks like Beachwood Sparks' "By Your Side," T. Rex's "Teenage Dream," and Frank Black's "I Heard Ramona Sing." The musicians who bring the comic's bands to life are just as cleverly chosen. Beck revisited his slacker-punk roots with the songs he wrote for Scott's band Sex Bob-Omb; though they're performed by Michael Cera and the other actors in the film, "Threshold," "Summertime," and "Garbage Truck" still have Beck's gloriously messy early-`90s vibe to them. Later, he contributes "Ramona," a dreamy ballad that sounds more like his 2000s work. Meanwhile, Broken Social Scene are Crash and the Boys, the rival band whose "I'm So Sad, So Very Very Sad" lasts a whopping five seconds. Every part of the soundtrack shows how much care went into it, from choosing artists like Broken Social Scene and Metric to nod to the story's Canadian setting, to the 8-bit version of "Threshold" that reflects Pilgrim's immersion in video games. The sweetest detail may be the song that started it all: "Scott Pilgrim," by the Canadian all-female band Plumtree from their 1997 album Predicts the Future, holds within it all the breathless true love and crunchy guitar goodness that sparked the comic. Somehow, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World's music remains true not just to the comic, but to the work of everyone involved in the story at every stage, with plenty of fun and heart to boot. 

By: Heather Phares

A1 Sex Bob-Omb– We Are Sex Bob-Omb
A2 Plumtree– Scott Pilgrim
A3 Frank Black– I Heard Ramona Sing
A4 Beachwood Sparks– By Your Side
A5 Black Lips*– O Katrina!
A6 Crash And The Boys– I'm So Sad, So Very, Very Sad
A7 Crash And The Boys– We Hate You Please Die
A8 Sex Bob-Omb– Garbage Truck
A9 T-Rex*– Teenage Dream
A10 The Bluetones– Sleazy Bed Track
B1 Blood Red Shoes– It's Getting Boring By The Sea
B2 Metric– Black Sheep
B3 Sex Bob-Omb– Threshold
B4 Broken Social Scene– Anthems For A Seventeen Year Old Girl
B5 The Rolling Stones– Under My Thumb
B6 Beck– Ramona (Acoustic Version)
B7 Beck– Ramona
B8 Sex Bob-Omb– Summertime
B9 Brian Lebarton– Threshold (8 Bit)


Cat No:  0343-1

Record Label : Universal