"Hi," softly whisperes Max.
"I could use a story," answers his mother.
Thus begins the soundtrack to the highly anticipated release of the much beloved children's classic, 'Where The Wild Things Are.' Fortunately for us, the film is in good hands (Spike Jonze), and luckily, the soundtrack is in the hands of Karen O (of Yeah Yeah Yeahs)and The Kids. The result is a smartly composed fourteen track dream that successfully manages to capture and blend clever child-like tunes (kid choir and all) and sweetly crafted mature pop songs for those adults with an indie flare. Fear not. 'Where The Wild Things Are' ranks among the best soundtracks. It's stands confidently alongside Aimee Mann's 'Magnolia.'
Charming, fun, and yes, quite adorable, 'WTWTA' boasts some endearing tracks. The obvious standout is 'All is Love.' With live children backing up Karen O (who sounds much like a kid herself), "L-O-V-E, it's a mystrey," never sounded so sweet. However, 'Worried Shoes' is a surprise heart-tugger as well. It's a wonderful and much welcome cover of Daniel Johnston's original. 'Capsize,' which doesn't appear in the film, is mysterious, almost tribal-like, and wild, which I suppose is quite appropriate. And who could forget 'Igloo' with it lovely humming accompanied by acoustics and twinkles? I haven't. The rest is simply logical; We hear a few exerpts from the film and the music is consistent throughout. It's a great strat to what could be motion picture triumph-let's hope!