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Virgin Suicides [Soundtrack]

Air Audio CD
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (104 customer reviews)
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French avant-pop duo Air's third album is the soundtrack to the Sofia Coppola movie about a brace of teenage sisters whose beauty mesmerises the local boys and whose suicides devastate the community. It's a Gothic, faintly silly romantic fantasy about lust for the unattainable, and Air's enigmatic "pure pop" treatment is the perfect musical backdrop. Tracks like "Playground Love" and "Highschool Lover" are deceptively candy-coated pieces of puppy lover's pop, all sighing saxophones and dippy keyboards, while "Bathroom Girl" is a slo-mo vision of beauty. With the spookier synth pulses and black vibes of "Cemetery Party" and "Dark Messages", however, Air get to signal the weirder undercurrents of the movie, while "Dead Bodies" is a full-on Gothic wig-out complete with a sisterly choir from beyond the grave. --David Stubbs

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AIR The Virgin Suicides (2000 French issue 13-track CD album composed for the Sofia Coppola film including Playground Love Clouds Up & Bathroom Girl picture sleeve CDV2910)

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5.0 out of 5 stars playground love is my first dance Feb. 23 2004
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
I am getting married this June, and Playground Love will be the first dance for my husband and I. It is the most beautiful, elegant song I have ever heard. It fits our romance perfectly, I get all teary eyed listening to it, oh, I just love it.
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This soundtrack is unbelievable. I had watched the movie (the virgin suicides) about a million times and had always found an interest in the chosen music, until finally I searched for the soundtrack on the internet. When it appeared, I was shocked. I had been imaging it to be full of the oldies that were also used in the movie but it all came from a band called "Air". As i listened I found it to be so deep and seductive, it almost clears your mind of everything and lets you ponder useless but interesting images and thoughts. I think this is a magnificent and remarkable Cd and personally, its a must-buy.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Good Soundtrack for Anime July 3 2004
Format:Audio CD
I first heard this album a couple of weeks ago, when a new girl entered our office, a design department, and brought this music. I didn't know who they where or what the name of the album or the songs where, and my first impression was: This is excellent. Such desertic landscapes and situations as those in "The End of Evangelion" (when nobody was left in planet Earth and the only survivor cried for his beloved Asuka) came to my mind. The feelings of loneliness and drama are so hard you think this is the end of the world's perfect soundtrack. Excluding the first track (which is much better in the free downloadable version available right here in Amazon), this is perfectly coherent music. They sound as if they had been Pink Floyd's padawans. I felt extremely relaxed and thinked: This is Floyd's line resurrection. However, when I knew the title of this album the true meanings came very clearly. I really really love this music and would highly recommend it to any die-hard fan of Pink Floyd's "Echoes" and "Shine On". However, it is much better if you don't know the title. Do this experiment to someone: Make him/her hear this without telling what it is. Perception is much clearer when it is not obstructed by prejudices.
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4.0 out of 5 stars amazing... Jan. 4 2003
Format:Audio CD
More like 4 1/2 stars. I fell in love with the book and the movie, and hearing the motion picture score has completed the experience. Air, the French duo responsible for this great music, remained totally loyal to the essence of the story in my opinion. The songs are very haunting and totally fit the mood of the tragic story of the Lisbon girls.
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5.0 out of 5 stars American Psyche, O it's a French Band Dec 10 2002
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
I purchased this album upon spending my last three days in Europe this summer at a Virgin Megastore in Paris for 8 Euros. I hadn't really listened to Air before and went back to my room at the Hotel Cecil. It was realy hot that day and none of the rooms had air conditioning so we had to keep our windows open all night. Their music was amazing and I kept getting chills not ony from the atmosphere the album created,but that our hotel was located next to an old cathedral where they had been cutting off gargoyle heads the previous day. I totally agree, they do resemble Angelo Badelamenti and a bit of Pink Floyd. I purchased Moon Safari when I got back. Some of the songs were good, but none of them were as impressive as the Virgin Suicides album. If you're into chill out music put this on, turn out the lights , and keep your windows closed.
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4.0 out of 5 stars There was a movie associated with this? Dec 7 2002
Format:Audio CD
Being a huge fan of Air, I bought this record just wanting more Air. Only several months later did I actually see The Virgin Suicides. The movie notwithstanding, this soundtrack is really good.
Sort of like 10,000 hertz legend, this album has the dark undertones which are just SO not "moon safari." However, if you can get yourself into the brooding tone, you can really enjoy the haunting, melodious tracks which were the background for five beautiful girls killing themselves.
In all seriousness, Air fans will appreciate this. People who have only listened to Moon Safari might be taken a bit aback by this, but the same could be said for 10khz legend, which was superb.
A half star taken off for not being as good as 10khz legend, and another half star taken off for being rather short.
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5.0 out of 5 stars wow Nov. 11 2002
Format:Audio CD
I'm not impressed by much music anymore, but those first few seconds of the film "The Virgin Suicides" made my jaw drop.
I had heard Air before ("Moon Safari," "Premier Symptomes," "10,000 Hz Legend") and only saw flashes of brilliance amidst hours of blah. That said, I didn't give this score a chance and wouldn't have had I not watched the movie...
But I did watch the movie, and I couldn't help but get Air's score afterwards.
What I don't understand is that this release is the only thing in the Air catalog worth anything, and yet it's flat out amazing. I can't fathom how this and their other albums could have come from the same duo.
If you like calm, dark, relaxing music, this is perfect for you. The same is true for fans of Tosca, Kruder & Dorfmeister, Portishead, Massive Attack, Amon Tobin, and others. But the "Virgin Suicides Score" is darker and slower than any of those. I just hope that Air stays on this path in the future, making beautiful soundscapes like these for years to come.
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