By Anne Gardner
Arizona Daily Wildcat
Thursday Jan. 10, 2002
"Orange County - it's not just a place, it's a state of mind," as the slogan goes. It's also got a great soundtrack to go along with it.
The case is splashed with oranges and inside you can find more juicy goodness - only this time it's pictures from the movie on one side and the CD (which is shaped like a great big orange) on the other. It has fifteen tracks on it with something to please every taste, even if you don't care much for citrus.
There are the popular songs by hit bands of today, not-so-popular songs by well-known bands of today, rap songs, good, old rock n' roll songs and some nice, mellow tunes.
It boasts tunes you hear on the radio everyday, such as Offspring's "Defy You," Foo Fighter's "The One," and "The Story of My Life," by Social Distortion. Cake and Lit grace the album with songs not known very well to most people, but they're great regardless.
Brian Wilson delivers two relaxing songs on the album, "Love and Mercy" and "Lay Down Under." The songs interrupt the happy, well-known tunes on the rest of the album with soothing melodies and lyrics about life and growing up (which I'm guessing will probably try to represent some deeper meaning during the course of the film).
The CD also comes with a limited edition bonus disc featuring new music from artists such as Zebrahead and The Ataris. It's just another tasty treat, courtesy of Sony Music.