This really is a must-have. Probably it gets written off as "lightweight" based on the title and even the pink cover, but it's not. This soundtrack actually manages to capture everything "hip" about 1995 while being totally upbeat, progressive, but without being pretentious at all.
Three exceptional songs, the rest are all at least "good".
1. Kids in America - The Muffs:
Nice song choice, a bit uninspired performance, however.
2. Shake Some Action - David Lowery (Cracker?):
***3. Ghost in You - Counting Crows***:
Amazing cover, one of CC's best.
4. Here - Luscious Jackson:
A bit dated but nice disco/dance inclusion to round out the soundtrack
5. All the Young Dudes - World Party:
Can't go wrong with this song as a cover.
***6. Fake Plastic Trees [Acoustic Version] - Radiohead***:
Phenomenal. Better version of perhaps Radiohead's best song.
7. Change - The Lightning Seeds:
8. Need You Around - Smoking Popes:
9. Mullet Head - Beastie Boys:
Not their best, but nice B-Boy thrasher to round out soundtrack.
10. Where'd You Go? - The Mighty Mighty Bosstones:
Pretty good, again, horns round out the sound of the soundtrack.
11. Rollin' With My Homies - Coolio
Like another reviewr said, lyrics are "dicey" but music is infectious, rounds out soundtrack with some hip-hop.
12. Alright - Supergrass
Very cool, progressive.
***13. My Forgotten Favorite - Velocity Girl***
Awesome, post-grunge, upbeat, fuzz-guitar.
14. Supermodel - Jill Sobule
Funny, sums up much of movie.
Amazingly enough, the best song in the movie is General Public's "Tenderness", which plays over the closing credits. I would love to know why it was not included. Had it been, this album would go from a solid 4 1/2 stars to five.