Title - ‘How To Deal’ (Capitol)
Artist - Various
I'm honestly not a big fan of movie soundtracks, but while watching ‘How To Deal’ I enjoyed a lot of the songs. There are a few punk type songs by singers Skye Sweetnam, a more pop version of Avril Lavigne, as well as pop-punk band the Donnas. Liz Phair's song "Why Can't I" is definitely one of my favs, with a bit of an Avril feeling but again, more poppy. There are also some nice male contributions such as the Flaming Lips airy guitar number "Do You Realize" played during the funeral scene. Tremolo's "Promise Ring" is a heartfelt piano ballad that just makes you swoon listening to the lead singers voice. John Mayer also contributes a sweet guitar number titled "Not Myself".
Reviewed by J. Clark