Juno: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Vinyl LP
Music plays a key part in Juno, the way-too-charming indie comedy directed by Jason Reitman and written by Diablo Cody.
Juno, the pregnant teen of the title role, isn't just a kid who loves rock & roll; she and her boyfriend Paulie Bleeker play guitars together, the adoptive father of Juno's kid is a recovering grunge rocker who toured the world and elsewhere in 1993, and Reitman punctuates the film with songs, both classic rock and precious twee folk tunes from Kimya Dawson, formerly of the Moldy Peaches.
Some might say that the sickly sweet songs of Dawson don't fit comfortably alongside The Kinks, Mott the Hoople, Cat Power, Belle and Sebastian and Sonic Youth's cover of the Carpenters' "Superstar," but a large part of the appeal of Juno is how the world-weary sarcasm of Gen-X rubs against the unapologetic quirkiness of Gen-Y, and the soundtrack reflects that almost more than the movie, as the Dawson songs are even more prominent on this 19-track album than within the 90-minute movie.
This may not be to everybody's taste -- many found the twee tunes irritating, not charming -- but anybody who loved the movie completely will find the Juno soundtrack just as witty and warm as the film itself.
Juno Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Track Listing
1. All I Want Is You - Barry Louis Polisar
2. My Rollercoaster (Juno Film Version) - Kimya Dawson
3. A Well Respected Man - The Kinks
4. Dearest - Buddy Holly
5. Up The Spout - Mateo Messina
6. Tire Swing - Kimya Dawson
7. Piazza, New York Catcher - Belle & Sebastian
8. Loose Lips - Kimya Dawson
9. Superstar - Sonic Youth
10. Sleep (Instrumental) - Kimya Dawson
11. Expectations (Remastered Version) - Belle & Sebastian
12. All The Young Dudes - Mott The Hoople
13. So Nice So Smart - Kimya Dawson
14. Sea Of Love (Remastered Version) - Cat Power
15. Tree Hugger - Kimya Dawson & Antsy Pants
16. I'm Stickng With You - The Velvet Underground
17. Anyone Else But You - Moldy Peaches
18. Vampire - Antsy Pants
19. Anyone Else But You - Michael Cera & Ellen Page