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Album Review: The Sex and the City Movie Soundtrack

I was lucky enough to take an advance spin of the new soundtrack for the Sex and the City movie and I immediately thought of good times with girlfriends. In aggregate, it's not entirely a get-up-and-shake-your-booty kind of mix, but just a cool bunch of songs about love and friendship. I think it would be quite perfect for the background music at a hip wedding shower actually.

The soundtrack is packed with a bunch of recognizable names, like Jennifer Hudson, whose tune "All Dressed in Love" is a cute, uptempo disco anthem that reminds me of the exuberance found in "It's Raining Men." Morningwood's (ha! That name!) "New York Girls" is not my favorite, and if I were in charge of finding a good retro-rock vibe for the album (or the movie) I would have gone with Franz Ferdinand or even the Yeah Yeah Yeahs. That and the smooth techno beats in "I Like the Way" by Kaskade are the kinds of tracks mixed between better songs that give the whole thing the "background music" vibe I'm talking about.

To check out who else is included and the rest of my thoughts,

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I love The Weepies' sweet little "All This Beauty," as well as the lovely and intimate cover of "How Deep Is Your Love" by The Bird & The Bee. And I'm always glad when Jem shows up on soundtracks, as she tends to do (The O.C., Six Feet Under) and her song "It's Amazing" fits right in with the rest. As does India Arie's cover of "Heart of the Matter" (featured in the trailer) which is a pleasant take on Don Henley's hit.

One song that sticks out like a sore thumb is Fergie's "Labels Or Love," which thankfully comes first so you can skip over it and not worry about it randomly rearing its ridiculous head in the middle of an otherwise great album. It's just a little too Fergalicious for my taste and makes me feel like I've accidentally wandered into an Abercrombie & Fitch store at the mall. Finally, there are some oldies but goodies in there that I thought were interesting, like the Run-D.M.C. and Areosmith duet "Walk This Way" and a nice Joss Stone-Al Green duet of the classic "How Can You Mend A Broken Heart" (uh-oh! Foreshadowing?).

The album will be released on May 27.


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rachieNY rachieNY 7 years
could anyone tell me the name of the song when Carrie is in Mexico listening to her voice mails and then throws her cell into the water i think its a great song but cannot find it anywhere
rachieNY rachieNY 7 years
could anyone tell me the name of the song when Carrie is in Mexico listening to her voice mails and then throws her cell into the water i think its a great song but cannot find it anywhere
OtterKim OtterKim 7 years
Fun and Flirty - SATC Doesn't Disappoint! I rounded up a group of my gal-pals for a fun Ladies Night Out! Cosmos all around. I now have the soundtrack so I can enjoy the music beyond the movie theater. The songs are an eclectic mix of pop, techno, classic rock, and fun theme music all set to a seductive, city vibe. There's a typical music soundtrack, and then there's a Sex And The City soundtrack - this doesn't disappoint. The offerings from Fergie, India.Arie, and Jennifer Hudson (who also has a role in the movie!) lead off a great list of talented musical storytellers. Just checking out the sampler is a great appetizer to the movie....
Queen-0f-Hearts Queen-0f-Hearts 7 years
India Arie's cover was very cute but missed the feeling in the song:(
ozlouise ozlouise 7 years
I love the SATC soundtrack sooo much!! All the songs fit the movie perfectly!! I love love love The Weepies song All This Beauty! It’s amazing. I found this cool ecard if anyone wants to listen to it!! http://www.nettwerk.com/player/theweepies/hideaway/ SATC is awesome!!
proudestmommy proudestmommy 7 years
I just recieved my copy of this soundtrack yesterday. I can't tell you how excited I was. I've played it over and over since receiving it and love the new stuff and the old remakes. India Arie blew me away and that's now my fav.
littlebmac littlebmac 7 years
This soundtrack rocks! I like the hits by Jennifer Hudson and India Arie.
littlebmac littlebmac 7 years
I am waiting for my copy to arrive on Thursday! Can't wait for the movie!
Michamicha2 Michamicha2 7 years
I can't wait to see the movie and I'm hoping that the soundtrack will be great, just like the show :)
fleurfairy fleurfairy 7 years
I like the India Arie cover of Don Henley. Fergie needs to go away.
MissMarisol MissMarisol 7 years
I have a copy of this soundtrack and so far I like it. I agree that Fergie is out of place on this compilation.
amloveaffair amloveaffair 7 years
I just downloaded this! Can't wait to hear it! I love The Weepies.
amloveaffair amloveaffair 7 years
I just downloaded this! Can't wait to hear it! I love The Weepies.
chelles chelles 7 years
"How Deep is Your Love" is a beautiful song and I love the cover from India Arie, "The Heart of the Matter." Hope the rest of the soundtrack is as good as those songs; can't wait!!!!!
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