Music from the O.C.: Mix 2

Music from the O.C.: Mix 2



Like college radio in decades gone by, hipster TV shows are fast becoming an outlet for underground bands. Foremost among these with-it series is Fox's fetching The O.C., which in its first season spawned its first soundtrack, jam-packed with alt-rock hits from Phantom Planet (the title theme), Jet, and Doves. The show's second audio companion offers a broad spectrum of contemporary left-of-the-dial artists, from the spooked folk of Jonathan Rice's "So Sweet" to the Killers' irresistible "Smile Like You Mean It," which suggests '80s college radio faves like the Cure or the Chameleons; from Death Cab for Cutie's touching acoustic ballad "A Lack of Color" to Interpol's "Specialist," which updates Joy Division's gloom with a post-millennial punch. A handful of newcomers also make a vibrant impression, including Patrick Park (the twang-laced "Something Pretty") and Dios Malos (the subdued, Neil Young–esque "You Got Me All Wrong"). Other tracks will be hard for O.C. acolytes to separate from the scenes in which they appeared, such as the Super Furry Animals' effusive "Hello Sunshine," redolent of CSNY harmonies (geeky Seth and popular Summer's first under-the-sheets experience) or Nada Surf's rockist cover of O.M.D.'s emotive ballad "If You Leave" (Seth and ex-girlfriend Anna's parting scene at the airport). The same is true for Jem's sincere but cloying cover of the Wings hit "Maybe I'm Amazed," which mirrors the car-crash appeal of the marriage between the money-obsessed Julie and the power-hungry Caleb. But like The O.C. at its most cringe-worthy, you won't be able to turn this disc off.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/26/2004
Label: Warner Bros / Wea
UPC: 0093624869528
catalogNumber: 48695

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Sean Nelson   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Paul McCartney   Composer
Larry Klein   Composer
Doug McBride   Engineer
Tom Whalley   Executive Producer
Daniel Ryan   Composer
Huw Bunford   Composer
Cian Ciárán   Composer
Guto Pryce   Composer
Gruff Rhys   Composer
Peter Katis   Engineer
McG   Executive Producer
Beulah   Producer
Paul Maroon   Composer
Alexandra Patsavas   Executive Producer
Andy Green   Producer
Mike Mogis   Producer,Engineer
James Sanger   Producer
Tony Hoffer   Producer
Sam Fogarino   Composer
Jimmy LaValle   Composer,Producer
Henrik Oja   Producer
Pall A. Jenkins   Composer
Chris Walla   Engineer
Ben Gibbard   Composer
Miles Kurosky   Composer,Producer
Perishers   Producer
Patrick Park   Composer
Yoad Nevo   Producer
Jem Griffiths   Producer
Ben Carrigan   Composer
Alan Cullivan   Composer
Johnathan Rice   Composer
Conor Deasy   Composer
Kevin Horan   Composer
Hamilton Leithauser   Composer
Pádraic McMahon   Composer
Chris Keup   Composer
Mark Oliver Everett   Composer
Brandon Flowers   Composer
Mark Stoermer   Composer
Ellen Wakayama   Art Direction
Lori Feldman   Executive Producer
Stephanie Savage   Executive Producer
Thomas Hedlund   Composer
Martin Gustafson   Composer
Josh Schwartz   Liner Notes,Executive Producer
Jónsi   Producer
Walter Martin   Composer
Matthew Barrick   Composer
Peter Matthew Bauer   Composer

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Music from the O.C.: Mix 2 3.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This CD is not as good as the first one. Unfortunately all the songs and tunes sound so similar, it felt as if its from the same artist. Except a song or two, this CD is no good.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Okay, so yeah, I agree it wasn't as good as the first, but I still like it. Some songs are kinda loud but the other ones are good for falling asleep to. The first CDs songs were more varied than this one, but it's still really good!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago