Thursday, January 14, 2010

'Alice in Wonderland' Soundtrack

It strikes me as odd that the recent movie 'New Moon'- mindless, teeny-bopper, drivel- featured music from many obscure and notably independent artists.  How is a movie aimed at the masses and- more specifically teenage girls- able to nominate the likes of Grizzly Bear, Bon Iver or Thom Yorke to score their film?

This week, the answer became so utterly transparent.

The star-studded soundtracks of 'New Moon' and 'Alice in Wonderland' were obviously switched.  This week, details were announced for the Johnny Depp-starring 3-D film's soundtrack.  And Tim Burton, who has directed cult-hits like 'Edward Scissorhands' and 'Pee-Wee's Big Adventure', has seemingly misplaced the real soundtrack of his upcoming film with the playlist of a 14-year-old girl.

Or, maybe he's grown completely out of touch...

(Check out the soundtrack details after the jump.)

While 'New Moon' featured some quality tracks like The Editors' 'No Sound But the Wind', the unveiled track-list for 'Alice' is headlined by Avril Lavigne, Owl City and Fall Out Boy's Pete Wentz.
Check out the end-of-the-year honor we recently bestowed upon Owl City.

Let's be honest here, Burton's movies have been in a steady decline since 'Big Fish' (and I'm being kind, here) but this disappointing soundtrack (with a few potential saving graces) gives us one less reason to go see 'Alice in Wonderland'.  For what it's worth, take a gander:

1- Avril Lavigne - Alice (Underground)
2- The All-American Rejects - The Poison
3- Owl City - Technicolor Phase
4- Shinedown - Her Name is Alice
5- All Time Low - Painting Flowers
6- Metro Station - Where's My Angel
7- Tokio Hotel and Kerli - Strange
8- 3OH!3 - Follow Me Down (feat. Neon Hitch)
9- Robert Smith - Very Good Advice
10- Mark Hoppus w/ Pete Wentz - In Transit
11- Plain White T's - Welcome to Mystery
12- Kerli - Tea Party
13- Franz Ferdinand - The Lobster Quadrille
14- Motion City Soundtrack - Running Out of Time
15- Wolfmother - Fell Down a Hole
16- Grace Potter and the Nocturnals - White Rabbit

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