This soundtrack is a mixed bag. Obnoxious, interminable tracks like "Pretty Piece of Flesh" and "Whatever" are thrown in with the equally endless, boring and slightly whiny "Talk Show Host." If you want to talk about obnoxious and whiny, plus shallow, dumb and sexist, there's the infectious bubblegum "Lovefool" (sample lyrics: "Fool me, fool me go on and fool me ... I can't care about anyting but you.") Nice songs like "Everybody's Free" and "Little Star" just don't fit with the hip alt-rock image, while the wild and fun "Young Hearts Run Free" does. Strangely enough, the love songs like the beautiful "Angel" and "Kissing You," the poetic and haunting "To You I Bestow" and catchy "You & Me", are upstaged by darker tracks like "#1 Crush" and "Local God" which open the album with a bang. "#1 Crush" is a murky, funky ode to unfulfilled love featuring Shirley Manson's amazing, sultry voice. "I would die for you," she purrs, "... you would believe in me and I will never be ignored." "Local God" is a rueful, bad-as-I-wanna-be anthem to being single and kicking back with friends. "Do that stupid dance for me, do that go-go Romeo, I see you twist and turn," Art Alexakis sings scornfully, only to later admit, "Please be my voice in this world, I can't sing the songs that you sing I can't find the gorgeous words." The song finishes explosively as he howls "Yeah, we do what we want!" Both "#1 Crush" and "Local God" show multilayered emotion, confident spirit and compassion, proving you don't have to be a lover to be cool. Shirley and Art are as memorable as the title characters.