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The powerful and provocative new film from Boogie Nights writer/director Paul Thomas Anderson is Magnolia, a drama starring William H. Macy, Julianne Moore, Jason Robards and Tom Cruise. The soundtrack album features eight new songs from critically acclaimed and often provocative singer-songwriter Aimee Mann, including the first single, "Save Me." Also featured are two Supertramp '70s hits and Mann's cover of Three Dog Night's '60s classic "One." Certified Gold by the RIAA. (2/01)
The much anticipated follow-up to Paul Thomas Anderson's Boogie Nights, Magnolia features a specially orchestrated soundtrack, largely written and performed by Aimee Mann ('Til Tuesday member and sadly overlooked solo artist). Mann's voice has always been a suitable vehicle for conveying emotional turmoil and indelible sadness, and several tracks here ("Build That Wall", "You Do", "Driving Sideways") do so with the rich melodicism that informs her best work. Producer Jon Brion's sprightly horn arrangements for "Momentum" are an unexpected (though not completely unwelcome) splash of cold water. Only Mann's cover of the Harry Nilsson-penned Three Dog Night hit "One" backfires, as it simply doesn't deliver the same effective climax as the original. The two Supertramp tracks from their Breakfast in America LP tacked on at album's end are incongruous; but for anyone with an interest in Mann's melodic song writing, there are eight worthy originals waiting for you. --Rob O'Connor
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I would also recommend that if you like the album, especially the final song, go check out jonbrion dot com and his album meaningless. Amazon does not carry it yet.
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When you're alone in the dark, thinking in a solemn way, this might be the best album you could choose to listen to. Read morePublished on June 25 2004 by jeff
This nice pure cd has all the qualities of a great hit. i especially enjoy number two. if you don't know what it is then maybe you should buy the stinking cd ok , and no i don not... Read morePublished on March 31 2004
Trust me, you'll need a black magic marker. I'll explain in a minute.
Overall, this isn't Aimee's best collection of songs, but it does feature two must-have songs:... Read more
Aimee Mann is an incredible singer. Her music can move you to tears as easily as it soothes you to sleep. Even Radiohead doesn't match her in my eyes. She is Number One.Published on Jan. 15 2004
This was an wonderfully unexpected surprise - i bought the album because I dug the song "Wise Up" (played during a pivotal scene in the film), and it turned out to be one... Read morePublished on Dec 1 2003
Now that I've met you
Would you object to
Never seeing each other again?
These opening words of the song "Deathly" (track 4 on the album) inspired... Read more
While technically a soundtrack, this is really an Aimee Mann record - ten of the thirteen tracks are hers - and it is her best. Read morePublished on Sept. 1 2003 by P. F. Rose
I think this is soundtrack is my favorite of all of Aimee Mann's work. From the cover of "One" to some absolutely brilliant and memorable tracks like "Save Me,"... Read morePublished on Aug. 3 2003 by Ian Robert Hrabe
"Now that I've met you/would you object to/never meeting each other again". Opening lines don't get much better than that one from "Deathly". Read morePublished on May 14 2003 by roastbeefalo