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Various Artists ~ Reality Bites: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
Top Customer Reviews
The majority of the songs on this album, for me anyway, blend into the similar-sounding oevres of many early-90's bands. The lyrics are bland, the musicianship mediocre, and the sole redeeming value of the songs is their polemical approach to emotion; the world in these songs is full of either ice-cream-cone-sweet (and equally drippy) cliches of happiness and love, or vague, undefined rants against feeling much of anything at all except anger. There are, however, a few reasons why I still haven't sold this one for lunch money. The soundtrack does have a few gems, and especially taken alongside the other songs on the CD they really stand out. One is U2's sentimental yet poetic "All I Want Is You". I would recommend purchasing the far superior album on which this track appears, however, instead of sticking yourself with this soundtrack for the sake of that song alone. "Stay" is another very well-written track, though not as good a song as its endless radio play at the time suggested. If its past overplay doesn't give you nausea to this day when you hear the song, it is a simplistic yet evocative love song in the style of the songs of Jewel. Finally, the Juliana Hatfield song and the Ethan Hawke song are worth having for their humor factor; Hatfield's baby-doll voice cursing in her song is just too cute, and Hawke's folksy tune is a strange blend of Nirvana-esque lyrics and Phil Ochs-like guitar playing.
If you have't heard of the lesser-known bands on this CD, there's a reason.
Herein is Real Music with variety yet great composition; full of attitude and emotion, including a fabulous blend of songs--some with very meaningful lyrics (like the great "All I Want Is You" by U2) and some just plain fun lyrics (like "My Sharona" by The Knack.) In short this soundtrack has HEART.
BED OF ROSES
"Some people can't speak their minds freely. Some people walk the streets at night alone. It's so easy to make an empty heart your home.
Life it can lift you up; it can drag you down. Life don't have to be no bed of roses.
Some people just can't have it easy. Some people have to fall before they can fly. It's funny how we live in the same place on the same earth at the same time."
[In memory of Angela Renee Hudson. You are flying now my friend.]
It's definetly not my favorite cd of my collection, but I do love to pop it in to hear some of the fun early 90's tunes I remember from what seemed like yesterday (ten YEARS ago!!! What?) I think it's definetly worth LISTENING to, but you'll have th decide for yourself if you're interested in purchasing it.
Most recent customer reviews
what is the song in the opening credits of the play, during the after graduation rooftop pot celebrations? please post here or email song title at firstname.lastname@example.orgPublished on May 18 2004 by sj
This CD tries too hard, as did the movie. (Slang in a title will do that.) There are perhaps 5 songs of the 14 that are all right. It's from 1994 and it just screams "1994". Read morePublished on Feb. 13 2002 by momazon
Varied songs, so everyone has a taste of somethin they'd like . A classic. Soundtracks don't get much better than this.Published on July 24 2001 by liana kay
Nice songs that fit the theme of the movie, but varied enough to satisfy most people's tastes - what could be better?Published on May 25 2001 by Adi Adler
This is one of my favorite soundtracks. It has definitive something for everybody, a good mixture. My favourite songs on this CD are "My Sharona", "Stay",... Read morePublished on Aug. 16 2000 by Muenger Janine
I love the movie and Ethan Hawke. After watching it, it makes the songs a lot more meaningfull. If you have seen the movie and liked it I suggest buying the soundtrack it rocks! Read morePublished on July 24 1999