I usually see the movie first and if I notice and like the music, I buy the soundtrack.
So this is what happens when I have no images from a movie to play in my head:
The classic songs (such as Human League's Don't You Want Me Baby and Talking Heads Naive Melody) take me back to my own he's-just-not-that-into-you moments. Like the time I squatted for 45 minutes below John's dorm window to hear if he talked to his roommate about me, apparently oblivious to the fact that stalking is a sign of mental derangement.
The newer songs -- and there are some terrific ones (Smile by Lily Allen and, surprisingly, Last Goodbye by star Scarlett Johansson), make me try to figure out how women like Jennifer Aniston, Jennifer Connelly and Scarlett Johansson could possibly experience men just not into them. Did any of THEM ever squat under a dorm window hoping to hear a morsel of insider information that would make the guy say, "yes, YOU are the one!"?
There are other tracks I really like: Keane's Somewhere Only We Know, The Ting Ting's Fruit Machine and The Cure's Friday I'm in Love. If you like Corinne Bailey Rae, R.E.M. or Wilco, you'll find even more reasons to be pleased with this CD.
My thumbs are up, and every song made it on to my iPod.
I'm posting this for the audio (which I love). The video of Lily Allen's Smile, however, is a bit too revenge-ful and schadenfreude for my tastes (though I admit that spiking John's coffee with Ex-Lax might have been fun).
I have a copy of He's Just Not That Into You to give away. Comment to enter, and say something to make me know you're kinda into me.
(I'll use random.org to draw a winner February 16. Please make sure your email address is easily accessible.)
Random.org chose #6. Kaci, come on down! I'll be trying to reach you to get your mailing address.
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