Music Review: He’s Just Not That Into You

REVIEWS | | February 3, 2009 at 5:39 pm

When the One-2-One Network team asked if anyone wanted to review a Music Soundtrack, I partially jumped for joy. The thought of reviewing was exciting but I figured I was so out of touch with what is hip that I had no right to review. Then I saw the album name “He’s Just Not That Into You” and I smiled as I recalled that phrase from Sex And The City series. How could I not love reviewing it.

Let me set the scene so you can keep up here. In the past 4 years I have seen 2 movies in the theatre (ok, 3 but Wall-E does not count), one was the Pirates Of The Caribbean (2nd one) and the other was Sex And The City movie. I never made it to the end of the Pirates movie (neither the rum my friend passed out in the theater, nor the sexiness of Johnny Depp was enough to compete with me missing my baby at home), but Sex And The City was something hell-or-high-water could not drag me away from.

Anyway I loved the fact that I got to review it a full week before it was released (can you believe Mommy Niri actually getting her diaper hands on something before the general public?). It releases today and you can probably listen to it now at iTunes too.

Now back to the actual music, a fine blend of old and new songs making me feel like I never left music scene at all. The ensemble of singers to the likes of Human League, R.E.M, Cure, Talking Heads etc brings a host of talent together for you to sample in one classic disc. The additional soundtrack by Scarlett Johansson (Last Goodbye) is an extra treat since it is not featured in the movie itself. My favorites were “Don’t you want me” (Human League) and “I’d Like To” (Corinne Bailey Rae) but the entire soundtrack was totally listenable. Since I decided to give the music a listen to in the car, it surprised me to hear my 3 year old (whose idea of music only extends to kiddie tunes) scream out “Put it louder mama”. And indeed I did.

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