American Teen

American Teen



Few soundtracks can claim to have such contemporary taste in music as American Teen, which features a near-definitive set list of buzz bands from the mid-2000s. Nanette Burstein's documentary tracks five high-school students during their senior year, and the accompanying soundtrack takes much of its material from those students' iPods. With tracks by the Ting Tings, Frou Frou, MGMT, and Black Kids, the album suggests that kids in northern Indiana have the hippest taste in the country. Whether or not that's actually true, American Teen is the rare sort of soundtrack that stands on its own and enhances the context of the film, as it provides a rare insight into the characters' tastes. Watching Burstein's movie allows one to appreciate the way Cat Stevens' "Trouble" (one of the few vintage tracks here) orchestrates the protagonist's absence from school, but simply listening to the song (as well as the remaining 14 tracks) proves to be just as enjoyable.

Product Details

Release Date: 07/15/2008
Label: Almost Gold
UPC: 0886973265529
catalogNumber: 32655

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Technical Credits

Yusuf (Cat Stevens)   Composer
Neal Avron   Producer
Bernard Butler   Producer
Daniel Chase   Producer
John Collins   Producer
Dave Fridmann   Producer
Guy Sigsworth   Composer
Harry Vanda   Composer
Mark Lawson   Producer
Jason Bentley   Producer
Denise Luiso   Soundtrack Executive Producer
Phil Palazzolo   Producer
Chief Xcel   Producer
Imogen Heap   Composer
Patrick Watson   Composer,Producer
Debbie Patton   Soundtrack Executive Producer
N. Lannon   Composer,Producer
A.C. Newman   Composer,Producer
Nathan Barlowe   Composer
Ryan Lindsey   Composer,Producer
Sunny Day Sets Fire   Composer
Black Kids   Composer
Ben Goldwasser   Composer
Andrew VanWyngarden   Composer
Ting Tings   Producer
James Rushent   Composer
Michael Fusco   Art Direction
Katie White   Composer
Flip Baber   String Arrangements
Nanette Burstein   Liner Notes,Soundtrack Executive Producer
Eliot James   Producer
Alden Ginger   Composer

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